David "Bucky" Esparza

19 enero , 19456 julio , 2018
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DAVID "Bucky" ESPARZA, age 73, of WILMINGTON, California passed away on Friday July 6, 2018. He was born January 19, 1945 in Long Beach, California to Benito & Pauline Esparza.

A lifetime Wilmington Resident, "Bucky" is survived by his wife, Betty Esparza; son David Ernest (Erma) Esparza; daughter Camille Pauline (Philip) Lytle; daughter Esther (Kevin) Weiler; son Manuel (Cathy) Chavez; and daughter Andrea (Eddie) Contreras; sister Lydia (John) Esparza Stamps and sister Marina Esparza.

Preceded in death by his parents & brother; Benito, Jr.; he leaves his legacy on this earth through his 8 grandchildren, & will remain in the hearts of all his numerous family members & friends.

Visitation, will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Wilmington, 1640 North Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744. Mass of Christian Burial is on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic Church, 515 W. Opp St. Wilmington, CA 90744. Interment to follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, 4400 CHERRY AVE, LONG BEACH, California 90807-1801.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the ESPARZA family.


  • Betty Esparza, Wife
  • David Ernest (Erma) Esparza, Son
  • Camille Pauline (Philip) Lytle, Daughter
  • Esther (Kevin) Weiler, Daughter
  • Manuel (Cathy) Chavez Jr., Son
  • Andrea (Eddie) Contreras, Daughter
  • Lydia (John) Esparza Stamps, Sister
  • Sister Marina Esparza, Sister
  • Predeceased by his Parents: Benito & Pauline Esparza & Brother: Benito, Jr.; David leaves his legacy on this earth through his 8 grandchildren. He will forever remain in the hearts of all his numerous family members & friends.


  • Visitation martes, 17 de julio, 2018
  • Rosary martes, 17 de julio, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial miércoles, 18 de julio, 2018
  • Interment miércoles, 18 de julio, 2018

David "Bucky" Esparza


Sister Marina Esparza

13 agosto, 2018 16:49:37

May our "beloved" David rest in the arms of the Good Shepherd! It is still hard to believe that my dear brother, your faithful husband, your dear dad, and cherished grandpa is no longer with us here on this earth. But each day he shows us signs that he is still with us in a very special way. I know that he is praying for me and for all of us. I am certain that he heard the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant, " when he walked into the arms of the Lord. God be praised for his precious life! Your little sister, Sister Marina, OCD

Alan Santana

17 julio, 2018 08:53:17

David will be missed by all of us whose lives he touched and inspired in more ways than one. He was my brother in law, my friend and my confidant. We shared many of the same passions for business, life and sport. Being around David taught me many things that I will never forget especially when it came to giving. His smile and witt were infectious and contagious, you could not help but love this man for the giving person that he was.

RIP my friend and brother till we meet again.

Ruben Mendoza Jr

16 julio, 2018 21:02:24

Bucky was such a beloved cousin and dearest friend. So very kind hearted and very classy. I and my family will miss him very much. Such great times going to the SC games. I will cherish the memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers with Betty, David Jr, Camille and entire family....

Marina Hernandez

16 julio, 2018 21:02:24

Dave was always a positive influence and a great person to be around. We feel so fortunate to have had him within the family. Our condolences to everyone he held closest. With love from the Hernandez family.

Christopher Gibson

10 julio, 2018 07:45:54

Betty, Bud, Camille, Esther, Manny, Andrea and all the rest of the family. My caring thoughts are with you in your time of loss.