Jaime was born on September 20, 1950 in Baguio City, Philippines. He was the fourth child of David and Eufemia Abellera. He was also known to family and friends as "James".
Jaime attended St. Louis High School and then transferred to the University of Baguio. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. Later that same year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for 20 years. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Jaime worked at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Jaime was a hard-working man, and everything he did was for his family. Jaime is survived by his two sons, Christian Earl and Francis Glenn, daughter-in-law Marjorie, and grandchildren Christian Jeremiah and Amarie. He is also survived by 11 brothers and sisters: Corazon, David Jr., Alma, Delia, Elena, Susan, Lourdes, Jose, Daniel, Ramona, and Lisa.
When Jaime wasn't spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed activities such as watching the San Diego Chargers and playing golf. He loved to buy toys for his grandchildren and shop for hats. Jaime also liked to drink coffee or Coca Cola with his Marlboros. He enjoyed singing karaoke, and his favorite song was "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.
Arrangements under the direction of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.