Botello, Abelino M
November 10, 1922 ~ August 9. 2013
Abelino Botello better known to his friends and family as "Lin" went to be with the Lord on August 9, 2013 at the age of 91. Lin was born, and was a lifelong resident of San Bernardino. Lin attended local schools and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1942. Upon graduation Lin joined the U.S. Army
in April of 1943. He served in the Western Pacific Theater and participated in the Liberation of the Philippine Islands. For his military service, Lin was awarded the following decorations: Philippines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star
, The American Campaign medal, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, The Good Conduct medal and the World War II
After the war Lin went to work at Norton Air Force Base retiring in 1974. There he met his wife, Julia, they were married in 1953.
Lin and his brothers had always played sports growing up. Lina along with his brother Joe and Ralph were members of the Championship Mitla Cafe teams of the late 1940's, and are featured in the book "Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire."
Lin was preceded in death by his parents Guadalupe and Refugia Botello, brothers Luz, Jesus and Julian.
He is survived by his wife Julia, his sisters Mary Vasquez, Georgia Vasquez Lopez, Linda Botello Alvardo, Mary Botello Ibarra, Lupe Botello, and Esther Botello Montecino. Brothers Joe Botello, Ralph Botello, and Robert Botello. And many more nieces and nephews.
Interment is being done by Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3520 East Washington St. in Colton. Viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Services at 11:00 a.m with burial to follow on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.