Caryn K. Abdill


Caryn K. Abdill
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Mrs. Caryn K. (nee Kiscaden) Abdill, 66, died on August 4, 2017 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA.
Born in Lansing, MI, Caryn was a long-time resident of Springfield, PA.  She was a 1969 graduate of Springfield High School as well as Widener University (1984) with a BSN degree.  Prior to moving to West Chester in 1999, Caryn lived in Aldan, PA.
She was employed as a Surgical Nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital as well as a perioperative staff nurse and a manager of the urology outpatient unit from 1984 to 1990.  Later she became a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Jefferson University Hospital for drug and device trials.  She was a Clinical Scientist for Smith-Kline-Beecham with the pulmonary/diabetes therapeutic unit in Collegeville, PA. 
In the late 1990s, Caryn worked in the Clinical Research Department for Nycomed, Inc. as a Medical Writer preparing reports for submission to the FDA.  Subsequently, Caryn worked as a Drug Safety Specialist with AstraZeneca in Wilmington, DE.  She then advanced to the position of Senior Drug Safety Scientist with Cephalon, Inc. in West Chester, PA where she worked until 2004.
After 2004, Caryn pursued many jobs in areas near and dear to her heart. These included work as an avid antiques dealer, a sales assistant in an upscale consignment shop, and most recently, a Home Health Aide for Senior Helpers. 
Caryn was extremely benevolent to her family, friends and others. This was exemplified by the hundreds of baby blankets she lovingly crocheted for the Neo-natal Unit at Chester County Hospital through the Gerry Friends Association, and the constant flow of care packages she personally packed and mailed overseas to our servicemen and servicewomen.  Caryn cherished her trips to the Jersey shore, loved the color purple, and was a true fan of Winnie the Pooh. She was an accomplished seamstress (she made beautiful Christmas quilts for each member of her immediate family) and an excellent cook.  Caryn was also an enthusiastic member of the Top Dead Center Motor Club.
She is survived by her husband, Terrance S. Abdill, a son, Michael (Elizabeth) Abdill, her mother, Dorothy Kiscaden, one grandson, Justin Abdill, three sisters, Dorothy (Kevin) Stewart, Nancy (Barry) Fritz, and Donna (Stephanie) Kiscaden, one brother, Roy (Arlene) Kiscaden.  She is also survived by four nephews and one niece who she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her father, Roy Kiscaden.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, August 12th at the Lownes Free Blue Church, 940 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. This will be immediately followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be shared following the service.
Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the NICU unit at Chester County Hospital (log onto and then click the Menu, Giving, Make a Gift and select NICU).


Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Lownes Blue Church, 940 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

  Memorial Service

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lownes Blue Church, 940 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

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Larry Blisard

A very sad goodbye to my dear, departed friend Caryn Abdill.
From now on, purple is my color, Earnhardt is my driver and Winnie The Pooh is my muse.

 Posted August 12, 2017 - 8:52am
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 Posted August 12, 2017 - 6:57am

Mr Abdill, there is no words that I can say to comfort you at this time. Death only brings a physical departure. A marriage and the bond between a husband and a wife make two people into one. That means, we are still left with that special LOVE that burns inside and never dies. Terry clinging to that LOVE will make you stronger, remember all those happy days and keep Caryn memories alive. In her life she touched so many and loved by many, an angel she was. Much love to the rest of the family, she will be miss.

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 5:09pm
Patty, Al, and Bunny

Much love being sent to my cousins Terry and Tony, and heartfelt condolences to Caryns Family.
I find comfort knowing there will be loving hearts welcoming her on the other side.

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 9:24am
Captain William P Cardwell III sta #61 ucfd

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Espicialy terry. During caryns short stay at pembrook we shared very sweet and loving memories. She was a great woman and so is her husband. I will remember her forever and miss her dearly

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 8:07am

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