ABENE, John David, 44, of Tampa, passed away July 22, 2013. He is the beloved son of Jack and Mariana Abene. Preceded in death by his father; he leaves behind his mother, Mariana Abene, sister, Patricia Abene, and niece, Amy Storch. With a heart of gold and an undeniable loyalty to those he loved, John's light was nothing less than blinding. The world truly has lost one of it's greatest and most brilliant sentinels. Ingrained in our hearts and souls forever, his short life impacted as though it were long. Rest baby. We love you eternally. A celebration of John's life will be held at Ella's American Folk Art Cafe, 5119 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33603, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013.