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Harry A. Nauman & Son

4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA

OBITUARY

Angel Carrera Jr.

July 26, 1952August 14, 2019
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Angel Carrera Jr. passed away on August 14, 2019 in Sacramento, California. He is survived by his wife, Marta; his three children, Angel III, Andrew and Carissa; his grandson, Paul III; his brother, Joe Pedroza (Jane); and his sisters, Ana Vega (Tony) and Olivia Lopez (Danny). Angel is preceded in death by his mother, Hope; his father, Angel Sr.; and his brother, Jesus. Angel was born on July 26, 1952 in Santa Paula, California. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1970. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1975 with a B.A. in Political Science. In 1979, he completed the Master of Public Administration Program at California State University, Los Angeles.

In 1981, Angel moved to Sacramento to take a position with the California Department of Social Services. In 2008, he was appointed to the position of Business Development Program Manager by Governor Schwarzenegger. Angel was reappointed to that position by Governor Brown. Most recently, he worked for the Department of General Services as the Branch Chief for the Small Business/Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Programs where he worked as a tireless warrior for disabled veterans and small businesses. Angel was proud to have worked for the State of California for more than 41 years.

Angel had a great love for many things including music from across the spectrum, hunting, family road trips and his hometown of Fillmore. Sports always played a very special role in Angel's life. In high school, he was a standout on the football field. As an adult, he was consistent with his gym workouts. Angel was a loyal fan of his favorite teams including the Dodgers, Raiders and Lakers and traveled to see them play as often as possible. Seeing his own sons play soccer and football filled him with unrivaled pride.

Angel had a generosity of spirit that he shared with everyone around him. He enjoyed meeting new people and made lifelong friends everywhere he went. Angel always made time to chat, to catch up. He loved connecting people to one another, both professionally and socially. He was playful, fun-loving and had an infectious positivity. No one Angel knew ever felt unseen or unheard. More than anything else, Angel was a loving and devoted husband and father. He doted on his family and showered them with the gift of his love every day. He was a gentleman for the ages and now will be their Angel in heaven.

A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:00PM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00AM. Both services will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 660 Florin Road in Sacramento.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Rosary Service Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 30, 2019

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Angel Carrera Jr.

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Elias Cortez

August 29, 2019

Angel,
We will All miss you dearly, my good brother.

I got to know Angel in 1999
Working as the State CIO.
Angel, Has always been a great friend, mentor and great role model in his profession to me and to many small business entrepreneurs.
With Angel’s kind and gentle way, he always became a quiet but strong mentor and support to those up and coming small business leaders around him.
Angel’s commitment to excellence in Service-to provide quality friendly support services and unwavering positive energy in helping small businesses grow via his State service and small business advocacy was delivered by him professionally and successfully.
His passion and visionary leadership to provide guidance for small businesses Statewide from inception to growing mature small businesses entity was a best in class for State Government service.
In addition he helped many community based organizations and chambers of commerce which focus was serving small business To enhance their capabilities to provide better business development solutions to their members.
These entities and others were all great benefactors of his gracious support delivered with his kind personality.
I am proud to have worked along his side as a friend and a great Public Servant.
He was a great listener and was always able to provide extraordinary solutions to assist small businesses statewide.
He was a man of integrity and high character yet humble.
I had the privilege to know Angel as a great family man, a great Husband, a great Father which was closely involved with his Children.
He Loved his Marta and his Children dearly and kept them as his number one priority.
He was a Generous man and under all circumstances a kind hearted person. He was always there to lend a hand to a friend in good tones and in bad.
He was a charismatic and happy person and shared his care and love with All.
He was a great friend which was always there to share his happiness.
RIL, Rest in love my brother, Angel.

Carlos Angulo

August 29, 2019

Angel was a friend, a peoples’ person, a kind and humble human being that gave true meaning to his name Angel. I’ll remember Angel as a benevolent celestial being who acted as intermediary between God/Heaven and humanity by protecting and guiding human beings. God called his Angel back to heaven. He’ll be missed but remembered. We can continue his legacy by doing his good deeds. Rest in peace my amigo Angel. P.S. We’ll have lunch when we meet again.

Danetta Jackson

August 29, 2019

Angel was a wonderful advocate for small, minority, and disabled veteran businesses who committed his life to serving. He will be sorely missed by all.

Judith Burnett

August 29, 2019

His loss is felt by many

Judith Burnett

August 29, 2019

William Osgood

August 28, 2019

On behalf of the US Veteran Business Alliance, we wish to express our deepest and sincerest condolences for the Carrera family. He will be deeply missed.

Angel was a true advocate of the disabled veteran business community and an amazing friend to all of us. He regularly would take whatever time was needed to address issues and complaints that we brought to the state and proactively pursue resolution. He would not rest until that issue was resolved.

On behalf of our President, Daniel Connor, our Board of Directors, and the membership of the US VBA, we extend our gratitude for a life of selfless service to a great man. We will miss you Angel!

Judy Burnett

August 26, 2019

My prayers go to each family member and friend of Angel’s. I worked with Angel at DGS. His passion for SB/DVBEs inspired me. He will be missed.

Jesse Navarro

August 22, 2019

We had the opportunity to work with Angel when he was a small business advocate. Angel went over and beyond to help people. We were saddened to hear about his passing. On behalf of Abe Janitorial Supply, our prayers and condolences go out to his wife and children, to his brother and sister.

Karen Linehan

August 22, 2019

I have seen several posts about our friend Angel Carrera and this one from Veterans in Business Network nailed it. “Angel was more than a Branch Chief for DGS he was a mentor, an advisor, a cheerleader and a friend to so many. We were sad to hear of Angels passing on Wednesday, August 14th. This news spread through the Veteran business community and beyond. Angel was a thoughtful and caring man with a fun light-hearted way about him. He was truly a man of great integrity that touched so many lives and we are lucky to have known him.”

Alma Banuelos and I were devastated when we heard the sad news. I am sure his family has an inkling about the breadth and reach of his work and friendships. But it's important to share those bonds. Angel was perhaps San Diego Unified School District's veteran business program's greatest cheerleader. He never hesitated to say good words publicly and to anyone who would listen about Alma and me and our program. We looked forward to those events when our paths crossed. He was truly a light-hearted spirit with contagious happiness who lit up every room. He was a true friend to the veteran community, San Diego Unified, and to us. It’s hard to imagine how we will move our mission forward in our grief.

Angel always talked about his family and all the things he intended to do in retirement. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Know that he has touched so many and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, friend.

Ezekiel Patten

August 22, 2019

The Black Business Association send its condolences to the family on their loss of a great man.Angel was fighter and supporter of small and minority businesses.He never said no to a request for support when it came to small business.The President of the BBA Earl Skip Cooper and Vice President Ezekiel Patten have lost a friend,supporter and champion of small business.May you rest in peace Angel.

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