OBITUARY

Leopoldo S Chousal

November 15, 1939March 3, 2019
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Leopoldo S Chousal, age 79, of National City, California passed away on Sunday March 3, 2019. He was born in Mexico on November 15, 1939. He was married to Margarita Z. Chousal on October 4, 1963. Leopoldo had worked on Aircrafts for EG&E and Triumph. He was a member of the Catholic Christian Cursillo and has a passion for camping and Christmas decorating. He was survived by his wife Margarita, his children Leopoldo Jr., Hugo, Ivan, Claudia, and Diana,his grandchildren Leopoldo, Marcus, Andrew, Cristian, Anthony-Jacob, Lyzette, Jaelynn, and Denise, and his two great-granddaughters Evelyn and Addison.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Leopoldo Chousal Jr.
  • Hugo Chousal
  • Ivan Chousal
  • Leopoldo Armando Chousal
  • Marcus Chousal
  • Cristian Muñoz
  • Anthony Jacob Locano
  • Andrew Chousal

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Eternal Resting Place Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Leopoldo S Chousal

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Jacob Locano

March 19, 2019

My grandpa was the man anyone wish they could be one day. His love for his family was shown through his actions, his friendships were abundant, but most importantly his faith was the strongest anyone could imagine. Every year around Christmas time I remember watching him set up his beautiful Christmas light all over the house and making the whole neighborhood smile. My grandpa valued those smiles more than anything because he knew it was all due to the celebration for the birth of Jesus. He wasn’t a rich man that could buy me all the newest toys, he was better. He used his immense creativity to build kites with me to fly and build living room forts with nothing more than blankets and clothespins. These simple childhood experiences will be some of my favorite memories I have from the time I’ve been blessed with my grandpa. I know he’s smiling from above with his loved ones as he continues to make family out of everyone he gets to meet and love.

Jacob Locano

March 18, 2019

My grandpa was the man anyone wish they could be one day. His love for his family was shown through his actions, his friendships were abundant, but most importantly his faith was the strongest anyone could imagine. Every year around Christmas time I remember watching him set up his beautiful Christmas light all over the house and making the whole neighborhood smile. My grandpa valued those smiles more than anything because he knew it was all due to the celebration for the birth of Jesus. He wasn’t a rich man that could buy me all the newest toys, he was better. He used his immense creativity to build kites with me to fly and build living room forts with nothing more than blankets and clothespins. These simple childhood experiences will be some of my favorite memories I have from the time I’ve been blessed with my grandpa. I know he’s smiling from above with his loved ones as he continues to make family out of everyone he gets to meet and love.

Evelyn Locano

March 14, 2019

But some of the best days were when he would sing his extra high pitched happy birthday song, the one that every family member came to know and love.

He was the strongest and hardest working man I’ve known, even through all of life’s struggles. With limited schooling and education, he knew what an opportunity the chance at an education was. He taught all his grandchildren the value of having an education, the meaning of “family is everything”, having faith in God always, and remembering where you came from.

Thank you, grandpa, for being the best example of a great man. Thank you for being there for every moment and being each of our biggest supporter in everything that we did. No doubt, you’ll continue watching over us in the many moments to come in our lives with that big smile, your Hawaiian shirt, and your giant old-school video camera you would always carry around. Grandpa, we will always miss you. But we all have so many wonderful memories to hang on to. You were a role model, and all your grandchildren’s biggest inspiration. Your guidance and love will carry us through each day always.

So let us celebrate Grandpa Polo’s life and continue his legacy. Te queremos mucho, abuelito! We all know you’re already making friends with everyone you meet up there.

Evelyn Locano

March 14, 2019

But some of the best days were when he would sing his extra high pitched happy birthday song, the one that every family member came to know and love.

He was the strongest and hardest working man I’ve known, even through all of life’s struggles. With limited schooling and education, he knew what an opportunity the chance at an education was. He taught all his grandchildren the value of having an education, the meaning of “family is everything”, having faith in God always, and remembering where you came from.

Thank you, grandpa, for being the best example of a great man. Thank you for being there for every moment and being each of our biggest supporters in everything that we did. No doubt, you’ll continue watching over us in the many moments to come in our lives with that big smile, your Hawaiian shirt, and your giant old-school camcorder you would always carry around. Grandpa, we will always miss you. Buuuut, we all have so many wonderful memories to hang on to. You were a role model, and all your grandchildren’s biggest inspiration. Your guidance and love will carry us through each day always.

So let us celebrate Grandpa Polo’s life and continue his legacy. Te queremos mucho, abuelito! We all know you’re already making friends with everyone you meet up there.

Evelyn Locano

March 14, 2019

Its hard to imagine a world without a man who touched so many people’s lives. But my Grandpa was a humble and simple man. He didn’t care for riches, but instead cared for his family immensely. His calling was to raise a big, crazy, beautiful family.... and he did just that. But in life and now in death, he wouldn't want us to focus over the tears following his death, but instead focus on the happiness in our lives. He would want us to appreciate each other and be thankful for every moment in life God has given us.

A man as humble and loving as Grandpa will always be remembered by those of us who knew him and loved him. The amount of people who have shown up to pay their last respects today, is only a testimony to the lives he personally touched. He had this incredible ability to make friends with anyone. It didn’t matter where they came from, what wrongs in life they had committed, or even if they spoke the same language as him haha, he had a way of making everyone feel like they were seen and appreciated. We always had to account for extra time wherever we went with him because it took an extra 30 mins for him to stop and say hi to all his friends at every store, restaurant, and dr. appointment we went to.

Although we will miss him, his smile, his festive holiday spirit, and his love, we take consolation in the good feelings of our memories. Some of my favorite memories were during summer when we got to spend all day with grandpa at his house. He always encouraged us to be “changitos” by having us climb on all his fruit trees and helping him get the best oranges and avocados down. He used to trick us into pulling out our wiggly teeth by saying “come here show me how wiggly it is” then yank it out before we even knew it. He even made sure to take us on walks to get ice cream at Nederfrank’s or to Chuck-E-Cheese, no matter how much it smelled like stinky feet in there. Some days we would spend making a giant pillow and blanket fort out of his living room.

Denise Locano

March 13, 2019

Mi grandpa fue un hombre cariñoso, muy muy chistoso, inteligente y siempre tenía una sonrisa en su cara que iluminaba el cuarto. Mi abuelito fue un señor inexplicable, cada cosa que ponía su mente en siempre lo lograba. Trabajaba muy duro todos los días para poner sus hijos en escuela, para soportar su familia, y para estar presente e impactando todas nuestras vidas. Me enseñó la importancia de mi familia, de amor y de trabajar duro para lograr mis metas. Era un señor extremadamente dedicado, a su familia, su trabajo, a todo lo que hacía.
Unos recuerdos con mi abuelito son cuando iba a escuela preescolar y todos los días mi grandpa me encaminaba. Siempre caminábamos por la acera en donde había un tronco de un árbol que se veía como una forma de una boca. Cada día que lo pasábamos, mi grandpa le ponía su pierna adentro como si la boca estuviera comiéndolo. Nosotros dos llorábamos de la risa que nos daba. También, casi todos los días después de la escuela mi grandpa me llevaba al 99 Cents Store y Chuck E Cheese's en donde jugábamos los juegos mientras nos reíamos. Fue momentos así que mi grandpa me enseñó a apreciar para siempre. Me enseñó que el sentido y propósito de esta vida es para querer y reír. Que todo no tiene que ser tan serio y que todo va estar bien. Yo sé que un día voy a reunirme con mi grandpa pero para ahorita aunque no está físicamente con nosotros, yo sé que definitivamente está con todos nosotros espiritualmente, cuidándonos y sonriendo a todo el amor que está aquí.
Oo y no se me puede olvidar la vez que mi grandpa me ayudó hacer un puente para mi proyecto de ciencia. Era un puente rojo, pequeño. La meta de este proyecto era para detener 100 libras. Pero cuando traje mi proyecto a clase mi maestro no lo podía creer porque el puentecito rojo que hizo mi abuelito podía detener unas 300 libras. Hasta este día todavía tengo este puente que siempre me recordará de mi abuelito. Te quiere mucho grandpa y siempre estarás en mi corazón.

Denise Locano

March 13, 2019

Mi grandpa fue un hombre cariñoso, muyyy muy chistoso, inteligente y siempre tenía una sonrisa en su cara que iluminaba el cuarto. Mi abuelito fue un señor inexplicable, cada cosa que ponía su mente en siempre lo lograba. Trabajaba muy duro todos los días para poner sus hijos en escuela, para soportar su familia, y para estar presente e impactando todas nuestras vidas. Me enseñó la importancia de mi familia, de amor y de trabajar duro para lograr mis metas. Era un señor extremadamente dedicado, a su familia, su trabajo, a todo lo que hacía.
Unos recuerdos que tengo con mi grandpa son cuando iba a escuela preescolar y todos los días mi grandpa me encaminaba. Siempre caminábamos por la acera en donde había un tronco de un árbol que se veía como una forma de una boca. Cada día que lo pasábamos, mi grandpa le ponía su pierna adentro como si la boca estuviera comiéndolo. Nosotros dos llorábamos de la risa que nos daba. También, casi todos los días después de la escuela mi grandpa me llevaba al 99 Cents Store y Chuck E Cheese's en donde jugábamos los juegos mientras nos reíamos. Fue momentos así que mi grandpa me enseñó a apreciar para siempre. Me enseñó que el sentido y propósito de esta vida es para querer y reír. Que todo no tiene que ser tan serio y que todo va estar bien. Yo sé que un día voy a reunirme con mi grandpa pero para ahorita aunque no está físicamente con nosotros, yo sé que definitivamente está con nosotros espiritualmente, cuidándonos y sonriendo a todo el amor que está aquí.
Oo y no se me puede olvidar la vez que mi grandpa me ayudó hacer un puente para mi proyecto de ciencia. Era un puente rojo, pequeño. La meta de este proyecto era para detener 100 libras. Pero cuando traje mi proyecto a clase mi maestro no lo podía creer porque el puentecito rojo que hizo mi abuelito podía detener unas 300 libras. Hasta este día todavía tengo este puente que siempre me recordará de mi abuelito. Te quiero mucho grandpa y siempre estarás en mi corazón.

Diana Munoz

March 13, 2019

Papi,
thank you for your unconditional love. You did your best to take good care of us and raise a beautiful family. You made lots of sacrifices so we can be where we are today. You taught us how to be caring, respectful and most importantly faithful. There are going to be many things I will miss. I will miss our talks, your Christmas spirit and decorations ,your humorous jokes, your funny ways of singing Happy Birthday, your prayers during all the Holidays, your seat belt reminders and your “yoo... hoo...yoo...hoo...” when entering the house. I will miss “YOU” period. I promise to do the best that I could to show my children the importance of faith and family unity. Even though I may no longer see you or hear you. I will forever feel you in my heart and I will cherish the beautiful memories you left us with. I know you will continue to watch over me. Thank you Papi for loving me.
❤️until we meet again
Your daughter,
Diana Chousal Muñoz

Esmeralda Rios

March 13, 2019

My Tio Polo was a wonderful man. He was innately intelligent, elegant, charismatic, energetic, and inviting. He shared his home with family (a large one at that) and it was beautiful. There was always a feeling of joy knowing there was a party at my Tios' home. Many memories of my childhood are centered around the Chousal home and the get togethers filled with music, laughter, and food.

I'm honored to have had the privilege to know him. I'm saddened my husband and children were not as fortunate. Tio Polo was a man of many talents, some which I did not know of until hearing it from others.

My condolences to you all.

Juan Lopez

March 11, 2019

Mi nombre es juan Lopez cunado de Polo conoci a Polo en el ano 1956 cuando tambien conoci a conchita mi esposa. ciento mucho la partida de mi cunado Polo que lo quise como otro hermano que lo estranaremos toda la vida
Claudia me pido que escribiera algunas memorias de la vida de Polo lo cual me da un poco de trabajo porque fueron tantos momentos felises y aventuras que vivimos que necitaria hacer un libro para que conocieran a este personaje que fue el Sr. Leopoldo Chousal Sanches.
Cuando lo conoci el tenia 17 anos trabajaba como el encargado de hacer la nieve en una neveria a pesar de su edad se havia aprendido las formulas de hacer diferentes clases de nieves por lo cual se gano la confianza de los duenos, el tenia muy buen sueldo era el riquillo del barrio, siempre andaba bien vestido, estrenaba trajes muy seguido en una ocasion nos invitaron a mi y a concha a una fiesta en un salon y mi problema era que yo no usaba traje y se iba a ver muy mal que yo fuera de camisa y levis que es lo que yo usaba Polo de muy buena gana me presto uno de sus sacos fue la primera vez que use un saco, son tanta las historias que recuerdo de Polo que no encuentro donde comenzar pero si puedo resumir a este personaje con 7 cualidades
1.como hijo fue muy bueno con su madre
2.Como hermano tuvo que trabajar muy jovenpara ayudar a la familia
3. Como esposo le fue fiel a Margarita hasta que la muerte los separo
4.Como padre con su trabajo formo unos hijos que les heredo sabiduria mental y formo a todos profecionistas que los admiro por la forma que lo atendieron hasta el final
5.Como abuelo dandoles mucho amor a sus nietos
6.Como suegro siempre lo vi apoyando a sus Yernos en todo sentido
7.Como cunado y amigo que puedo desir, siempre estaba dispuesto a ayudar al que nesecitara sus servicios porque casi sabia de todo y si no sabia inventaba una forma para arreglar el problema.
se me acabo el espacio para recordar a esa bella persona descanse en paz Lio

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