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Gavino (Ping) Abaya Jr.

Obituary of Gavino (Ping) Abaya Jr.

January 12, 2020

Gavino P. Abaya, Jr., 84, died Jan 12, 2020, the same day Taal Volcano from Batangas, Philippines (his hometown) erupted vigorously. He was a retired Consul General for the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, served the government for over 4 decades. He was married to Julia C. Abaya (died 1997); survived by his 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Gavino Abaya, III, his son died 2017.

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Visitation

January 16, 2020

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church

40 Sullivan Dr.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Funeral Mass

January 16, 2020

11:30 AM

Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church

40 Sullivan Dr.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Entombment

Woodbridge Memorial Park

US Highway 1 North

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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As I said to you Father on your 80th birthday, To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are their world. You are my world Father. Forever in my heart. I will miss you dearly but know that you are always by my side. Rest In Peace with Mommy, Kuya Bojie, Baci and the rest of our passes loved ones. ❤


Posted by: Susan C. Abaya - Floral Park, NY - January 18, 2020

To My Beloved Papa,

As Fr. Lito Ebron mentioned in his homily during your funeral mass, t is finished doesn't always mean it is bad. It could mean the battle is over; the war has been won; mission accomplished. This is exactly what your legacy is all about. You have served your parents, your family, your country, putting them first, and never taking the credit for the good deeds you did for them. You were always behind the scenes, making sure things got done the way it was planned.

And so as we said to you until we meet again, as you exited the church on the shoulders of those strong poll bearers, we saluted and clapped our hands to the job well done with dignity and respect.

I love you Pa -- give Mommy a big kiss for me and a big hug for dear brother, Bojie! As they say in French, a bientot mon cheri Papa!


Posted by: Bernadette Abaya - New York, NY - January 18, 2020


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Posted by: Susan C Abaya - Floral Park, NY - January 20, 2020

Always in our hearts Tio Ping....rest in peace.


Posted by: Victoria Geary - Woodbridge, VA - January 21, 2020

You were the first person who taught me how to sing in tagalog.It was a privilege to have known you. I love you and rest in paradise. Say hi to Daddy O and Mommy O for me


Posted by: ISABELLA OKOL - Summit, NJ - January 26, 2020

Someone as special as Gavino Abaya will never be forgotten. He will always remain in our hearts forever.


Posted by: Denise Norton - New York, NY - January 27, 2020

Our sincere sympathies and prayers for the peaceful repose of Tito Ping. He was a very good friend to my dad, Tito Mesina.


Posted by: Maria Cellier - New York, NY - March 29, 2020


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