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Edward Raymond Lopez Sr.

April 26, 1937August 11, 2019
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Edward Raymond Lopez, Sr. April 26, 1937 - August 11, 2019

Edward Raymond Lopez, Sr., age 82 of La Mesa, California passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019. Edward was born April 26, 1937 to Raymond Lopez and Elvera Gonzales Lopez at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California.

He was a “witty” person who attended St. Augustine High School in San Diego, where he played football. He loved his San Diego Chargers and Padres! Edward also served his country proudly, in the United States Army and traveled abroad. Though an only child, he was a part of, and blessed with a very large close knit family, consisting of many first cousins, all of whom he adored. His cousin (brother), Raoul Hernandez was exceptionally near and dear in his heart, and was at his side on the day before the end when he (Dinky) received his last rights.

Edward is survived by his 6 children: Lydia Lopez, Edward Lopez, Loretta Urbina, Natalie Fierro, Jessica Lopez and Sylvia Lopez; Daughter-In-Law: Patty Lopez; Son-In-Law: Robert Fierro; Grandchildren: Raymond Lopez, Alicia Lopez, Manny Urbina, Priscilla Urbina Bujold & husband Corey Bujold, Daniel Lopez, Alexis Lopez, Olivia Fierro and Roman Fierro; and Great Grandchildren: Gabriel Lopez, Lily Bujold and Jacob Lopez.

A visitiation for Edward will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Goodbody Mortuary, 5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115. A funeral mass will occur Friday, August 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church ,7710 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942. A burial will occur at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausolem, 4470 HILLTOP DR, SAN DIEGO, California 92102-3651.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.goodbodymortuary.com for the Lopez family.

Services

  • Visitiation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 23, 2019

Memories

Edward Raymond Lopez Sr.

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Michael Tucker

August 22, 2019

I worked with Ed at Solar Turbines. We worked together 37 years. We always had a great time at work and off of work. 'We were matching book ends'. We always planned things together Vegas....Christmas caroling at Solar....b.b.q's at his home...(Bertha's tamales at Christmas)....we would go to the park and have a barbeque in the park. Fun times all the time with Ed. Ed may be gone but I will Never forget all the fun times us as best friends shared together.

Mike Tucker

Raymond Lopez

August 22, 2019

Grandpa,
What do I say? I miss you. You were always a tough love type of person, but always made sure that the love was noticed. You never left any question of the love you had for any of us, especially grandma. Who I am so happy that you get to be with again. I know you will be so happy to hold her again and be with her. The memories I have of you, whether it be playing poker with you and my dad, or Christmas mornings are to great to count. I will always miss you. Even though it hurts to know you are gone, I find comfort in knowing that you will be with grandma again. Rest easy Grandpa. I love you

Alicia Lopez

August 22, 2019

Grandpa,
It is so hard to know that you are no longer here with us. Growing up I remember being so scared of you and only wanting to be with grandma when we would go to your house. People always ask me why I was scared of you and all I can think of is it was because of your loud voice. Little did I know that would be the one thing that I learned from you is that growing up in this family sometimes you have to be loud to make sure you are heard. Over the years I have gained so many great memories with you that I will cherish for the rest of my life. The three things that are my most favorite memories with you are having you there celebrating my college graduation you truly do not know how much that meant to me to have you there. The day that we spent the entire day together when you taught me how to make your famous green chile talking and laughing the entire time is a day that I will never forget. My last favorite memory that I have with you is that every Christmas morning when the entire family went to your apartment you always had a full spread of goodies on the kitchen table (ham, pickles, croissants, peanuts, and m&m's). There are so many other memories that I have with you but those three are my favorites. I love and miss you so much give grandma a hug and kiss for me. Rest in Peace Grandpa
Love your favorite green eyed chile girl,
Alicia

Edward Lopez Jr.

August 21, 2019

Dad,
I did not understand your tough love until now. You were preparing me for real life. I thank Mom, my 5 sisters and my wife and kids for not letting that get to out of hand.

I will cherish the time I had working with you at Solar Turbines. Sharing a morning coffee and seeing the PROUD look you got when you introduced me as your son, much the same as I did when I was able to do when my son, your Grandson worked there.

All I ever wanted was to make you PROUD of me. I didn’t realize that you were PROUD of me all along. My only regret is that I did not make you understand that I was every bit as PROUD of you until the last month we were able to spend together.

I will cherish the last month I was able to spend with you and the talks we had. I am PROUD to call you my father and I am PROUD of the man you have made me!

I love you Dad. Give Mom a HUGE HUG from all of us!

Patricia Lopez

August 20, 2019

I am Edwards daughter in law of 31 years and the memories I have are many. But his love for (his) music and his funny humor tops my list. I will always miss his phone calls asking me to look something up on that darn computer thing. Dad you raised an amazing family. I could not ask for better sister in laws and son that I am so proud to call my husband. Thank you for all the memories and love.


Love and Prayers Always
Your favorite daughter in law
"Patty"

Loretta Urbina

August 20, 2019

Today my Dad gets to be the best Dad in the whole world (as I’m sure a lot of people feel about their Dad). But my Dad had something special. I don’t think he even he saw it. I don’t think I ever recall him taking a sick day off from work just for himself. He got a small allowance from his paycheck and the rest went to Mom and us kids. This was over his entire career at Solar that he was so proud of. He instilled in me a work ethic that I would later need but couldn’t have seen why. He and Mom contributed equally to the strength that literally saved my life. For that Daddy, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for taking us to the Solar picnic, A train ride to Knott’s Berry Farm, the fun family get togethers where Cousin Gabriel and I played pool while burning out your Freddie Fender record, the trips to Fontana and for the enthusiasm of watching your face light up when you would win the football pools you used to conduct. Oh! And I’m sorry for using your brand new stucco job you did on our house as target practice with the overripe apricots! 😘😘. Thank you Daddy for all the great memories that money could never buy. I miss you...Love your baby girl Loretta. ❤️

Lydia Lopez

August 19, 2019

My Dad...
Those who truly knew and understood my dad well, will understand my words. Dad was many things. Strong, stern, very proud and yes, sometimes quite defiant! But he was also extremely witty, full of fun and laughter; something he shared with those he knew, and come to think of it, “didn’t” know very well! (: I’m grateful for the good qualities dad instilled in me, as well as my brother and sisters.

My dad was not a perfect dad, no dad is. But, he was the perfect dad for me! As the oldest of 6 kids, I was lucky enough to know and experience my dad as a “new” father, full of love and laughter, not yet tired and skewed by the ups and downs of life. I tell a story on FB of a time when our family consisted simply of mom, dad, my brother Edward and myself. As told: Dad always went to church with us on Sunday mornings, the sun seemed to always be shining. And afterwards he’d take us to the “back country” as he called it (LOL) for a picnic. He would pull down the tailgate of that 70’s station wagon and mom would whip up some sandwiches or cold chicken while Edward and I played happily, jumping from tree stump to tree stump, or whatever else nature provided. Often times, dad would even join us, making the experience that much more fun and rewarding. These were such innocent and genuinely happy times with dad.

Watching dad near the end was difficult. Yet, in a strange way rewarding. For, I was blessed to be allowed to see him come full circle!

While we (all 6 kids) would have many more private, happy family times with dad, times that only we can appreciate, understand and cherish, I like to remember the “new,”/young, strong father who played, frolicking innocently like a child, with his own children on a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon....

All my Love and respect to you always daddy. Your daughter...~Lydia~ ❤️

Natalie Fierro

August 18, 2019

My dearest daddy, how can I share a lifetime of memories about you? Although there are many the last memory of you holds dearest to my heart. Not everyone will understand this. Perhaps only your children will... but the very last moment of your life was one of the most precious moments of mine. Both Jessica and I were honored and blessed to be able to be there with you when you took your last breath on this Earth. Just knowing that you could tell us with a smile on your face as you looked into our eyes that you were at peace and ready to go home to be with Mom and our Lord brings me Comfort. It's given me the ability to go on each day with joy in my heart, however heavy it may feel at times. Thank you Dad for every single memory of you! Thank you for helping me take care of my children as they were growing up, thank you for teaching me to be a strong Confident Woman. Thank you Dad for just being you! I love you always. Natalie ❤❤

Robert Fierro

August 18, 2019

When I first met my father-in-law I found out he was in the Army just like I was. So of course we both had many stories to tell. It was kind of funny how all of our stories were somewhat unbelievable and a little stretched out but we had fun telling them anyhow! We had a great time together that night in Fontana drinking everything alcohol-related in sight. We also shared a few good times watching our Padres and Chargers together. You were a good man! Sleep well now without the pain. You and your jokes won't be forgotten. Thanks for being there for our family we love you! Robert...

Juio Chavez

August 17, 2019

I'll always remember the days with my compadres Eddie, and my sister Bertha, when the kids were all small we would burn some ribs, drink some beers, shoot pool, and enjoy each other's company the whole day long. All the kids would fall asleep and we would have to carry them to the car when we left. Those were the good days that I will never forget. I will keep those memories in my heart forever. You are gone now but be assured no one will ever forget "Eddie". My love, my respect, and my prayers, will always be with you "Compa". See you again some day!
Your Compa, Bach

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