OBITUARY

Tomas A. Avina

September 22, 1939April 12, 2019
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Tomas Avina was born in Alamo TX on September 22, 1939 and passed away in Fresno California on April 12, 2019.

Tomas is survived by his wife Josie Avina; daughters Denise Davis, Judy Chavez-Costilla, Chariss Avina; and son Adrian Avina; grandchildren Cassandra, Adain, Alexis, Emmanuel, Aiden and Chocolate; and great grandchildren Tristan, Sienna, Samuel and Maysie

Tomas grew up on the family farm where he enjoyed breakfast with his family and walked two to three miles to get to the school bus. One of his proudest achievements was graduating from high school in 3 years not 4. He was married to his wife Josie for 50 years. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 15, 2019. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren. A retired Master Sergeant and aviation mechanic, he was proud of starting his own trucking business.

Tomas enjoyed going to the movies. He liked westerns, 007 James Bond movies, any movie with Tom Cruise or Robert De Niro. He liked to garden and barbeque. He liked to try new BBQ seasonings and checking our new BBQ restaurants.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Lisle Funeral Home from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. Anthony Mary Claret Church, 2494 South Chestnut Avenue, Fresno at 10:00 am.

Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, 264 South Blythe Ave., Fresno CA 93706.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Josie Avina, daughters, Denise Davis, Judy Chavez Costilla, sons, Charles and Adrian Avina, sisters, Mary, Ene, Nina, Julie, Queta, brothers, Santos, Nieves, Ralph and Fernando Avina, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adam Davis
  • Emmanuel Renteria
  • Sergio Costilla
  • Tony Zavala
  • Peter Avina Jr.
  • Fernando Avina Jr.

Services

25 April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721

25 April

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

6:00 pm

Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721

26 April

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Anthony Mary Claret

2494 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno , CA 93725

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Tomas A. Avina

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