John Gapuz Abuan

May 16, 1919 – Jul 17, 2015

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John Gapuz Abuan was born on May 16, 1919 in Parian Este, Bauang, La Union, Philippines. His parents are Abdon Rimando Abuan and Martina Salanga Gapuz. He was the eldest of 7 children. In 1941, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He served during World War II, The Korean War and The Cuban Missile Crisis. During this time in the Navy, he married Soledad Laigo Caluza Abuan and had a daughter, Cristina, and a son, Martin. In 1962, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He briefly worked at Providence Hospital and Burlington Railroads. He then found a job with the United States Postal Service and worked there for twenty plus years until he retired around 1994 to take care of Soledad. In 1996, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 2 months later, Soledad passed away. During the next 19 years, John encountered some health issues along the way but enjoyed being in the company of his family with whom he lived with. He was an avid Seattle sports fan and loved to watch professional wrestling, mma and boxing. He also became an active member of the Bataan and Corregidor Survivors Association and their Families.  John passed away peacefully at home on July 17, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Soledad and his son Martin. He is survived by his daughter Cristina Abuan Sacramento and her husband Renato, his grandsons Renato Abuan Sacramento, Reynaldo Abuan Sacramento and his wife Marygrace Aguiling Sacramento.

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Rosemary Generosa Freeman
Seattle, Wa
Jul 26, 2015

Ninang Tina and family our deepest condolences for your loss!

Rudy & Riza Lizama & Kids
Seattle, WA
Jul 26, 2015

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family. May god give you all strength through this difficult time. May Mr. Abuan RIP.

Jessica Schauberger
Seattle, WA
Jul 26, 2015

Condolence to the Sacramento Family. I know you all loved him with all your hearts. God Bless

Emily Cabalagnan
Beaumont, Tx
Jul 25, 2015

Rest in peace Uncle John. I will always treasure the memories that I have whenever I went to Seattle... Thank You!

Joshua Reynolds
Spokane, Wa
Jul 25, 2015

Papa John was extremely fortunate to have a wonderful, caring, supportive family to take care of him. Thank you for sharing his life story.

JAMES AND EVA KANAGUSUKU
SEAL BEACH, CA
Jul 25, 2015

WE SHARE MANY YEARS FILLED WITH HAPPY MEMORIES WITH PAPA JOHN AND THE FAMILY THAT WE CONSIDER OURSELVES MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY. WE WILL KEEP THOSE HAPPY TIMES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND MIND. MAY YOU REST PEACE AND WE'RE SURE OF YOUR JOY IN YOUR REST WITH MAMA SOL, AT LAST!

Vivian O'Francia Castillanes
Yelm, WA
Jul 24, 2015

Condolences to Auntie Tina and family.

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