The Obit For Adrian Zabala

Adrian Zabala Sr.

Florida Times-Union  

1/6/2002. 11:21:54 AM Pacific Standard Time

Funeral services for Adrian Zabala, Sr., 85, who died Friday, January 4, 2002, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the graveside in Evergreen Cemetery (Gate #2) with Father Ron Camarda officiating.

Mr. Zabala was a native of San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba and was a longtime resident of Jacksonville, FL.

He played professional baseball in the early 1940s in Jacksonville for the Tars, later to pitch for the New York Giants. In 1956 he returned to Jacksonville to play and coach the Jacksonville Braves. He had retired in 1981, after 20 years with St. Regis Paper Mill.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Anderson Zabala; a daughter, Rosemary Zabala; a son, Adrian Zabala, Jr. (Joy); 4 grandchildren, Adriana Zabala, Gaye Linford, Robby Henson and Jami Pena.

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