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Andrew Warren Abbas

Hanford, California

Apr 1, 1947 – May 31, 2011 (Age 64)

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He was a most genuine, sweet and humble man. We could all take a lesson from how he lived this life.
Prayers for his family...

Dear JoAnn and Family,
A bright light that was there to comfort so many of us when the days were dark, no longer glows. That light was Andy. No matter how tired he was, if anyone needed him, he was there. For our family, the time and love he extended to us when we lost our beautiful daughter, will always be remembered. His love for family and community will last forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Our prayers are with you.

Judy and Alex Horn, Jr and Family

On behalf of the First Baptist Hanford family and myself we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers for the entire Abbas Family. Andy was a friend of Fbh and provided wise counsel to me and our church over the years and in paticular during the early years of my ministry,during the loss of Tracie Rene. Thankyou Andy for your smile,warm greeting and love.I truly Praise God for putting you in my life's path

rick and cindy houk will always remember the comfort you gave us in those first brutal hours after the loss of our son Tanner...........our loss his gain.....

Dear JoAnn
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Andy during the Minnesota years. He was such a wonderful pastor and had such a good influence on our lives when our lives were just beginning to take shape. He was the pastor that married us 26+ years ago so that has always made him extra special. You and Andy were also the first pastoral couple that we really got to know on a personal level. You were good role models for us. We have now been in ministry 18 years. We are...

I texted Andy, not knowing he had passed that day. I wanted to thank him, as June 1 was the one year anniversary of loosing my dad - Andy coordinated my dad's services and supported my family through a very difficult time. His kindness brought us strength. Andy was a wonderful person that I truly am grateful I had the pleasure of knowing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Abbas family and I hope you are comforted by knowing you are in many thoughts and prayers.

Mr. Andy Abbas played short but profound part of my life, I will cherish the talks and time I was lucky enough to have with him. To his family and friends: please remember the good times and know that God has taken his angel home, but they will be waiting in heaven to see you again. Love Always, Aymee Sheppard and the Ornellas family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys, Joann. Andy was such a gift and a blessing in my life just as he was for so many people. I still have the notes he would leave in my office if he stopped by and I wasn't there. I would find them on my desk or computer or stuck in drawers... they were always a special, encouraging surprise. Andy has won the ultimate prize, and for that I rejoice. But know that my prayers will be with you and your family during this time of loss.

Joann, John and family we were so blessed to call Andy a friend. He was one of the most sincere friends I have> May God bless you in the coming days and we will meet up with him again!
Love, Jerry, Mary Jane, Jeremy, Shandra & Brian Fagundes


Andrew's Obituaries

Reverend Andrew "Andy" Warren Abbas, 64, of Hanford, CA passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 31, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Andy was born in Oakland, CA on April 1, 1947 to Paul Andrew and Margaret Ruth Abbas. He graduated from Hoover High School in Fresno...

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