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John W. Abell

March 30, 1933September 10, 2020

John W. Abell (TSgt. U.S. Air Force, Retired) age 87 passed away September 10, 2020. He was born March 30, 1933 in Sumner, Illinois to Harlen Kenneth and Izola Mae (Adams) Abell. John served in the U. S. Army and retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. Surviving family members include his wife, Linda Abell; children, William E. Abell (Leonor), Rebecca J. Thomas (Danny), Ronald L. Abell, and Larry D. Abell; grandchildren, Samantha Abell, Johnathan Abell, Veronica Hernandez, Alex Hernandez, and Amanda Thomas Guy (John); great grandchildren, Collins and Caden Guy and Victor Hernandez; 1 brother; 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:15 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.


28 September

Graveside Service

10:15 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209


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Russell Abell

September 14, 2020

Aunt Linda and Family,
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle John.
Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Russell (Rusty), your nephew

Nancy Masso

September 14, 2020

Dear Linda and family

I was so saddened to hear of Uncle John’s passing. I can’t express enough my appreciation for you and John opening your home to a virtual stranger when I first moved to Texas. I always felt welcomed, protected and supported. I am thinking of you and sending you big hugs.

Nancy Masso (Abell)

Robin Abell-Gellhause

September 14, 2020

Dear Aunt Linda and family,
I was sad to hear about my Uncle Johns passing. He had the most wonderful sense of humor. I only wish I had been able to have spent more time with him. He loved his family and would do anything for them. He will be missed by those that loved him and his friends. When I think of my Uncle I know he’s in heaven with all of his family and they are happy, healthy and looking after all of us. May the love you have for each other and all your memories bring you comfort.
Love your Niece, Robin


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