Charles Acevedo

January 7, 1914October 8, 2013

Charles “Carlos” Acevedo, Jr. Dad passed on October 8, 2013 after 99 years of a very full life. Born in Los Angeles on January 7, 1914; the eldest of his four siblings. He is the Father of six children Linda, Caroline, Arthur, Christopher, Charles (preceded him in death), and Cynthia. Husband to his loving wife of 45 years Velia, and step-dad to her 5 daughters, Patsy, Teresa (preceded in death), Michele, Karma, and Vida. Grandfather to his 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Prior to his military commitment he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and worked as “Prop Man” at MGM studios in Culver City, CA. He enlisted with the Marines in 1942, and during WWII was assigned to the Pacific Theater. Last November he attended his first Marine Corps Ball; an honor for his service. A member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Union #105 for 60 years, he worked on residential and commercial buildings in the Los Angeles basin. After his retirement he worked with the Mexican-American Youth Foundation.

He settled in Hawthorne, CA after the war and started his family. A member of the Knights of Columbus, he served his parish; Saint Joseph’s. His retirement years were spent at Sea Bluffe Village in Leucadia, CA.

His passions were cooking and wood working. He favored these hobbies more for the company of his family and friends that found their way into his kitchen and garage.

A memorial will be held on January 3, 2014 at 1:00pm at Eternal Hills Mortuary, Oceanside, CA.

A celebration of his life and 100th birthday will be held on January 4, 2014 at Sea Bluffe Village, Leucadia, CA. in the recreation room.


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Hope Alise

March 1, 2014

I will always find home in your Garage!! I love you Grandpa!!

October 16, 2013

I am deeply blessed to have you in my life for 44 years. I consider myself lucky to have you as an integral part of my life well as my children's life. Our memories are ours to keep and the best gift you could have given us. You mean the world to me always. Salud Amore y besitos, tu Vida

Lorraine Abate

October 16, 2013

Carlos was allways asking "What's up?" As his caregiver for the past six months I can tell you "What was up" with him. First, he loved his wife Velia. This was evident by the kiss he gave her
every night before retiring, if their pet chihuahua Frieda would allow it! Second, he had the
culinary skills to cook up some concoction and
a sweet tooth to boot. And, finally Carlos would spend most days pursuing his passion of
"Collecting" (the politically correct term for Dumpster Diving"). He did shine a whole new light on the phrase "One mans junk is another mans treasure" I will miss these and other
moments I had with him. And, "Yes Carlos I am happy and I pray you are too.


October 15, 2013

R.I.P grandpa
you will be missed.
99 years old and you
were still walking around
all over the place. Always
making diffrent things out of what you found.We all thought you were going to live forever because you were always up doing stuff and rarley sick, this all happend so sudden and suprised everyone. We all love you so much. Have fun in heaven grandpa.<3