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ABEL QUINONES - OBIT - 03/05/13 10:51 S.S.

A  LOCAL  ADVOCATE  FOR  CURRENT AND  RETIRED  MILITARY  PERSONNEL  HAS  DIED AFTER  A LONG  BATTLE  WITH  CANCER.   83 YEAR-OLD  PACIFIC  GROVE  RESIDENT ABEL QUINONES,  WHO  WAS  A  DECORATED  NAVY  VETERAN,   HAD  MANY  CAUSES  THAT  HE  FOUGHT FOR….WITH  THE MOST  RECENT BEING  GETTING  A  VETERANS  CEMETERY BUILT  ON  THE  FORMER  FORT  ORD.    HE  WAS  ALSO  VERY  INVOLVED  WITH  THE  COMMUNITY,  (INCLUDING  BEING  A  REFEREE FOR  LOCAL  HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS).  QUINONES IS  SURVIVED  BY  HIS  SIBLINGS,  AND  HIS  WIFE (JUDY),  AS WELL AS  HIS  CHILDREN,  GRANDCHILDREN,  AND  GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

JUDY  QUINONES SAYS  THAT  HER  HUSBAND’S BODY,  WHICH  HAS  BEEN  CREMATED,  WILL  NOT  BE  BURIED  UNTIL  IT  CAN  BE  BURIED  AT THE  CENTRAL  COAST  VETERANS  CEMETERY ON  THE FORMER  FORT  ORD.      TO  THAT  END,  THE  FAMILY  IS  ASKING  THAT  IN  LIEU  OF  FLOWERS, DONATIONS  BE  MADE  TO  THE  CEMETERY  FOUNDATION,  BOX  849,  MARINA  CALIFORNIA, 93933.

MEMORIAL  SERVICES  FOR  ABEL  QUINONES ARE SCHEDULED  TO BE  HELD THIS COMING SATURDAY,  BEGINNING  AT 2 P.M. AT THE MONTEREY  MASONIC LODGE ON  PACIFIC STREET.

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