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Abel Rios

July 28, 1935 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 85)

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Abel Rios, a good husband, a good father, a good man passed away on January 4, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio.

Abel was born in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio on July 28, 1935 to Melquiades and Carmen Mendel Rios. He graduated in 1953 from Youngstown East High School, and he served his country with valor in the USMC. His pride in the Marine Corps stayed with him his entire life.

He always told a good story and was a walking testament to the Rios “dry” wit. He would regale you with stories of his walk about on the Appalachian Trail. He also enjoyed bicycling, reading, enthusiastically cheering for his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians. Above all other interests he loved watching his 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren in any sport that they chose to compete. He was a very engaged spectator.

Abel is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of nearly 43 years, Teresa Gahagan Rios; his children, Edie, Michael (Patty), David (Jung), Richard, and Laura (Joe Vennetti); his grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Adam, Veronica, Philip, Heath, Oliver, and Piper; his great-grandchildren, Michael, Jacob, and Alex; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Eloise Fisher; his brother, Joseph (Jeri) Rios; his 93-year-old uncle, Valentin Mendel; and his cousins, Johnny and Patty Mendel.

Abel was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Rios.

Services are being arranged at the convenience of the family and are private.

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