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Abel Garcia Rosas, 82 years old, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Abel was born on July 20, 1930 to Casamiro Rosas and Cruz Garcia. Abel joined the U.S. Marine Corp on September 2, 1947 serving five years during the Korean War, Military Occupational Specialty: Aviation Ordinance Man; Ranking as Staff Sergeant upon discharge on August, 15, 1952.

While serving in the U.S. Marine Corp, Abel met the love of his life, Betty Lou in Edenton, North Carolina. They were married for over 50 years and blessed with two children, Abel and Yvonne.

Abel loved watching cowboy movies, reminiscing about old times and working on automobiles. He was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was outgoing, friendly, and took life in stride through many hardships. Abel was a walking book of knowledge to those that knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by Betty Lou Phelps his beloved wife, Elias Israel Casares III his grandson, Daniel Subea, brother, Rebecca Israel, and Elena Valverde, sisters.

He is survived by his son Abel Phelps Rosas and wife Sandra, daughter Yvonne Rosas Russell. His grandchildren, Jacob Casares, Nina McDermott and husband Brian, Michelle Rosas, Matthew Rosas, Abel Rosas. Great- grandchildren, Brianna and Isaiah McDermott, Jocelyn and Brendon Casares.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 p.m. that same day. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.