Lionel U. Salgado
March 18, 1929 – March 15, 2020
Alhambra- Lionel U. Salgado, 90, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 in his home with his family around him.
Lionel was born in Guerrero, Mexico to Jose and Emilia Salgado. Lionel became a resident of California in 1954 and resided there for 67 years.
In his primary working years, he was a dedicated employee of Jahns Pistons. A man of many trades, he was a self-taught plumber, electrician, painter, and mechanic. He was always willing to take on a project for himself and anyone in need. Lionel filled his free time by traveling the world; a favorite place of his and Lupe’s was Cantamar, Baja California.
He enjoyed listening to mariachi, dancing, and being outside in the sun. He lived out his last years with loving family surrounding him and his bowl of ice cream full.
He leaves his wife of 69 years, Lupe Salgado; his daughter, Linda Salgado; his daughter Lynn Schmid and husband, Donald Schmid; his son, Lionel Salgado and his wife Sara Salgado; his son, Louie Salgado and his companion Gloria Hauffen; and his daughter, Leticia Ghaderi and her husband Mohammed Ghaderi; his sister, Loretto; his sister, Elvia; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; and close extended family members and friends.
Lionel, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, we miss you and love you.
- Graveside Service Monday, March 23, 2020
Lionel U. Salgado
March 24, 2020
I have so many beautiful memories with my grandparents. Where do I even begin? My grandpa was always smiling and laughing. His contagious laugh will forever be engraved in my memory. Thank you for always including us and thinking of us. He's set the standard of what a hard working man taking care of his family is. If it weren't for you I would have no idea how great traveling and seeing new places would be. I'll never forget going for walks on the beach with him in Baja and collecting all the cool rocks. No matter how big or heavy, he would carry it back. Thank you for giving me such wonderful memories I can keep with me forever. Love you always.
Mary Reyes Wilson
March 23, 2020
My brother in law was a very special person always in a good mood friendly and loving . I will miss him always, Ihave lots of great memories of him since I was growing up and in my older years one in particular when I was a little girl he would take me on his bicycle for rides around my neighborhood . May he now Rest In Peace . Love ❤️ u my dear Lionel 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
March 23, 2020
There are not many words that could describe the Man that my Grandfather was. Dedicated to his family. Always willing to fix anything that was broken. He accomplished so much, refusing to not do the work himself. It took me a long time to realize he loved deeply, keeping his emotions in. A great skill in today's World. My Grandmother was his true love. He was a relentless worker. His backyard, his properties, and his day to day job. I learned so much from watching him. He taught me how to care for my own family just by watching him care for every member of his. I'll cherish all the time we spent together in Baja. We once spent a whole month there. Many times it was just him and I. Collecting rocks for his edging from the beach. Him worrying about me as I spent 12 hours a day on horseback, but still trusting me to be alright. He was tough as nails. I love you, Grandpa. I will see you again. Promise.
George & Rebecca Katsampes
March 23, 2020
Always with a smile and an open heart... we will always remember Lionel and the many wonderful times we got to spend with him, and Lupe, over the past 40-some years. Great times! Beautiful memories!
Here is a rather memorable story… Lionel and I [George] often talked about opening a restaurant together. Today when I reflect back on those many conversations, I chuckle and immediately have a flashback of Lionel saying to me, each time, “All we need to get started is a hundred-pound bag of beans and a hundred-pound bag of rice.” We never did open a restaurant; perhaps for good reason: Lupe :) …But then again, we never could figure out which one of us would provide which hundred-pound bag, either. Oh well…
Lionel was indeed a very special person... he had a unique way of making what is bright, brighter... what is happy, happier... and what is friendly, friendlier.
We love you always, dearest Uncle, and may you rest in peace.
George & Rebecca
March 21, 2020
To our dear grandfather that we so deeply miss, we know you will see how your love for life will carry on through us all.
March 20, 2020
The man was full of life, love you.