Born June 21, 1951, in Madera, Mr. Abina moved from Hayward to Tracy’s Arnaudo Village development in 1989. He and his former wife, Jo Anne Munoz, raised two children in Tracy.
He had retired from military service and worked 30 years as an auto technician before retiring from that profession.
Survivors include a daughter, Megan (Abina) Guesnon of Tracy; a son, Jason Abina of Tracy; his father, James Abina Sr. of Madera; four sisters, Teresa Palacioz of Madera, Annette Kies of Fremont, Diane Weber of Elk Grove and Rose Franco of Riverside; and two grandchildren.
Also surviving are two aunts, three uncles, three nephews and three nieces.
Preceding him in death was his mother, Rosario Abina, who died in 2011.
The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St. Cremation was handled by Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road, in Manteca.
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