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John Joseph De Alba

January 15, 1935July 21, 2017
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John Joseph De Alba, 82, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Abilene. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10:00a.m., Monday July 24, 2017 in Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 West Lake Rd., Abilene under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. John was born on January 15, 1935 in San Francisco, CA to John Lino De Alba and Margaret Alaimo. His education led him to obtain an Associate’s Degree and was employed as an electrician at Merkel Independent School District before retirement. He also proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars retiring after 24 years of service. John married Lou Alice Caffey in Abilene on March 15, 1979 and had lived in the Abilene area since 2002. John is preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Tony De Alba. Survivors include his wife, Lou De Alba of Abilene; a daughter, Julie Hindman of Arlington; a son, Jay De Alba of Ft. Worth; stepchildren, Susan Bennett and husband, Marc of Austin; John Greathouse of Abilene; and Sandra Duke of Canyon, TX; as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Kris Kowalewski

August 5, 2017

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Curtis & Dot Caffey

July 25, 2017

May John rest in HIS peace....our love to Lou Alice....may she be blessed with precious memories ....our love and prayers. Curtis and family.

Paula Sosebee-Pope

July 23, 2017

I have great memories of Uncle John.. He and Aunt Lou Alice always seemed to have fun together in their years together..and were blessed to have each other.. Even in more recent years as she cared for him in his declining health..she would not have it any other way.. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Aunt Lou..and family.

Debra Joy

July 23, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to all of John's family, and friends.
Fly on, John.

Mary Ann Dunham

July 23, 2017

Aunt Lucy and family. We are saddened to learn of John's passing. He was a wonderful uncle and we have fond memories of him. He was loved by our family. Daddy was so happy you had John to take care of you. I remember the day y'all came to daddy and mamas and caught a bunch of kitties to take home with y'all. That day along will all the times y'all helped daddy and mama when daddy was so ill and passed. When I count my blessings...I count y'all twice. May our Lord stay close to y'all and give you strength and comfort now and always.
Love to all,
Ruth, Lew and Mary Ann

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