Celebrating the life of John J. Abele
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Survived by his daughter-in-law, Norma; grandson, Nathan; great-granddaughter, Aria; granddaughter, Shannon, great-granddaughters, Chloe, Isabella and Charlotte; as well as his very dear friend and companion, Gladys Mutch. In addition, he will be fondly missed by beloved friends, Jay Ledden and Richard Oakley.
John proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, flying numerous bombing missions over Germany during World War II in B-17's, the "Flying Fortress". He retired from the military as a Captain after further serving his country during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and in the Panama Canal Zone. His post-military life reflected many varied and interesting adventures, including working for the U.S. Customs Communication Network (TECS) at San Diego, spearheading groundbreaking computer operations implementation.
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