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Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary

3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

OBITUARY

Ernesto Espineli Montoya

January 23, 1944June 14, 2020
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Ernesto Espineli Montoya, age 76, of San Diego, California passed away on Sunday June 14, 2020. Ernesto was born January 23, 1944.

An evening visitation with rosary for Ernesto will be held at Glen Abbey's Little Chapel of Roses (3838 Bonita, California, 91902.

July 1, 2020 - Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM July 2, 2020 - Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

July 3, 2020 - Friday - Funeral mass at 10:00 AM at Saint Charles Catholic Church (990 Saturn Blvd, San Diego, California 92154).

The committal service will follow after the funeral mass at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, California 91902.

A reception will be from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Swiss Park, 2001 Main Street, Chula Vista, California.

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Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.glenabbeysandiego.net for the Montoya family.

Services

  • Evening Visitation with Rosary

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Evening Visitation with Rosary

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Commital Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Reception

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

Ernesto Espineli Montoya

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Alexander Jr Sanchez

July 3, 2020

The celebration of life video is one of the best family stories ever told. The family must be forever be grateful for they were blessed with such a wonderful patriarch and they were good to him in kindness and love. God bless Ernesto and family.

Joanne Espineli-Cuevas

July 3, 2020

Uncle Nesto, as many described him, is a man of few words. But my fondest memory of him is literally when I would see him and my dad together. Those two would always be giggling about something. Two peas in a pod.

In the last year couple of years I saw a shift in their relationship. The laughing was still there, but there was definitely more depth. Uncle Nesto was my dad's support during the uncertain moments with my mom's health. I am forever grateful that Uncle Nesto never failed to call my dad and say "Kaya mo yan Pinsan. kaya mo yan."

And like all things that come full circle, during Uncles later days, I heard that same line but now from my dad, "Pinsan, kaya mo yan! Be strong!”.

Uncle is so loved by many. Although we all wish he had had more time to make more memories with us, I am grateful he is at peace. 

On Behalf of the Espineli Family, Joanne Espineli-Cuevas

Mary Rosal Balce

July 2, 2020

Our very sincere condolences to the entire Montoya Family. I’ll always remember Uncle Ernie... he was a big part of my childhood and even as an adult he has always been there for us. Thank you Uncle Ernie for watching over us Biola Kids. Rest assured we will take care of Auntie Tessie... Rest in Paradise Uncle Ernie You will be sorely missed.

Carol Mabayan

July 2, 2020

Sincerest condolences. Uncle Nesto will always be one of my favorite uncles and he will be missed. Mom feels as if she has lost a brother. I'll never forget how he'd stop by to check on Mom and have some coffee, eyeing around the house to make sure things were good. How he always had a joke -- I didn't always get them but laughed because he was already laughing before the punchline. He was a good man and would drop what he was doing if we needed help. I'll always remember how he'd ask me about my life and look down and shake his head when I answered. I wasn't sure if he approved of my answer but he'd usually smile and say "oh yeah?" and change the subject. To my cousins -- he was blessed to have you to care for him. He knew how much you love him and that's all that matters. Auntie Tessie, you will always be the love of his life. Thank you Uncle Nesto. We miss you.

Andy & Lita Andres

June 30, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathies & condolences to the bereaved family. We will miss you at the bowling alley bro! We will miss your jokes & stories, some are real & some are not & how do we know it wasn’t true? You always say at the end of your story, “ oh believe ka na naman sa akin kahit hindi naman totoo, joke lang! May you rest easy & peacefully in heaven bro!

Cris /Norma Susana

June 22, 2020

NESTO, you will always be remembered & missed especially during our San Diego Silang Fiesta. We pray that you are resting happy & peacefully in the hands of our Creator in Heaven with no more pain✝️Rest In Peace my friend🙏

Christine Caoile

June 17, 2020

Condolences to the Montoya family! Keeping you all in my prayers.

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Biography

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, Ernesto Espineli Montoya, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 76.

Ernesto was born on January 23, 1944, in Silang, Cavite, Philippines to Benedicto and Concepcion Montoya. In 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Sangley Point in Cavite City, Philippines, and completed military boot camp at the Naval Training Center (NTC) in San Diego, California. In January 1968, he returned to the Philippines to marry his childhood friend, Teresita Anciro Apolonia. From this marriage, his two sons, Eric and Erwin, and two daughters, Maritess and Marifi were born.

Ernesto had a passion for cooking, fixing cars, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved watching the Game Show Network Channel. He was known for his jokes, his skills, and generosity with helping others.

Ernesto is survived by his mother, wife, his four children, and six grandchildren.