Edgar John Abry

Edgar John Abry

Edgar John Abry


Edgar John Abry, 85, was born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 28, 1937, to Herman and Carmel (Buisson) Abry. He died in Marion, Iowa, on Dec. 12, 2022, after battling Parkinson’s Disease. He achieved his final two goals: reaching his 85th birthday and passing away at home.

Edgar’s New Orleans family has run Abry Brothers, a shoring and foundation repair company, since 1840.

He graduated from Jesuit High School, New Orleans in 1955. After attending Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army Security Agency at Herzo Base, Herzogenaurach, Germany, from 1957-60.

After returning to civilian life, he began work in the hearing aid industry. He met Sally Feuer at Beltone, Chicago, Ill., and they married. They lived in Palatine, Ill., and raised three children, Michael, Brian and Dennis. He enjoyed driving his Triumph Spitfire convertible around town.

Edgar moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1993 and opened the Abry Hearing Aid Center. He was honored to help the eastern Iowa community hear better.

Edgar and Sally amicably divorced. Edgar married Mary Hutchison in 2005. Edgar and Mary enjoyed spending time with their friends at The Red Lion in Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Ann McGehee and Carmel Patterson.

He is survived by Mary; his sons, Michael, Reading, UK, Brian (Karen), Hawthorn Woods, Ill., and Dennis, Phoenix, Ariz.; their mother, Sally, Lake Zurich, Ill.; his granddaughters, Lauren, Paige and Morgan; his grandsons, Jack, Joe and Lachlan; and his brothers, Herman (Louise) Abry, Harahan, La., George (Sandra) Abry, Ponchatoula, La., and John (Sally), Abry, Metairie, La.

There will be no service. A family gathering will be held next summer in Illinois.

Arrangements are being handled by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Online condolences may be left at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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