Pablo 'Pabs' Aton

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Pablo "Pabs" Aton, 71, died Jan. 3, 2005, in Renton, Wash.

He was born July 8, 1933, in Kualapuu, Molokai, Hawaii, to Leon and Monica Aton.

He came to Juneau with his brother-in-law, Rick Siangco, on a boat named the Kitchikami in 1971. He was self-employed as the owner of Pabs Auto & Marine Upholstery, a business that he began in Juneau in 1976 and ran until 2002. Both he and his wife were avid tennis players and members of the Juneau Racquet Club for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caitana (Tani) Aton, on Jan. 22, 2002, in Juneau.

He is survived by his brothers, Theodoro (Ted) Redoble and Manuel Prisillas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial service will be held at noon on Jan. 15, 2005, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the Parish Social Hall.

Another memorial service will also be held in Molokai, Hawaii at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21, 2005, at Pukoo Lagoon, where his ashes will be spread at Pukoo Reef, the same location as his wife.

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