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Irving Victor Marken Abb died at his home in Woodbine, Maryland on July 13, 2012 at age eighty-six.

Mr. Abb was a passionate foxhunter. He kept a private pack of hounds in Howard County, Maryland in the 1970s. He helped organize the Carrollton Hounds and, after he stopped riding horses, followed the Goshen Hounds in his vehicle.

Mr. Abb was as knowledgeable as he was passionate about the sport. An enthusiastic reader, I greatly enjoyed his occasional phone calls to comment on a just-published article while I was editor of Covertside.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, PO Box 834, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Read Tom Pardoe’s tribute to Irving Abb and three other men dear to Tom and to the Goshen Hounds.

Posted September 12, 2012

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# C. Thompson Pardoe 2012-09-26 20:11
It should be noted that another great hunt supporter and a friend of Irving's was recently lost to the "Great covert in the sky" when Doris Wagner was reunited with husband and MFH/huntsman Pud Wagner. Irving and Pud were genuine followers of the sport end enjoyed endless hours of sitting at the kitchen table discussing the days events and the possibilities of breeding different crosses to improve the sport they both loved. Doris would join these conversations with her particular perspective to the enjoyment and benefit of all. She was a real treasure.
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