Andrew L Ayala
December 12, 1923 – August 4, 2018
Andrew "Chito" Ayala, 94, of Oceanside/Carlsbad passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, on August 4, 2018.
Andrew was born in Casa Blanca, California on December 12, 1923. He was married to Hortencia Flores on October 10, 1946. Andrew served as a Private in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946; proudly representing his country in the Northern France, Ardennes, and Rhineland Campaigns.
Following his service, Andrew worked as a U.S. Civil Servant for 34 years; paving roads throughout Camp Pendleton. After retirement, he worked for the Chestnut Produce Stand for 12 years where he enjoyed chatting with and helping customers. He was an active member of the Los Amigos Club and was a pitcher and catcher on the Leonard’s Barbers team in the Rocking Chair Softball League. He loved, handball and gambling, but lived for singing, dancing, fiestas, and family gatherings.
He is predeceased by his parents Jesus Ayala and Josefa Ledesma-Ayala, his wife Hortencia Ayala, his daughter Esther Ayala, and his granddaughter Evelyn Shields-Lopez. He is survived by his son Robert (Morena) Ayala, his daughter Peggy (Robert) Torres, his five grandchildren, and his 15 great-grandchildren.
Andrew will be fondly remembered for his welcoming and caring nature, and his dedication to family. Visitors will be received in the First Presbyterian Church, 2001 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside on Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park 1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Pine Avenue Park, 755 Chestnut Avenue, Carlsbad, immediately following the service to celebrate his life.
- Viewing Saturday, August 25, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 25, 2018
Andrew L Ayala
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