Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA


Carlos Mejia Pina

March 29, 1936July 27, 2020

Carlos Mejia Pina, 84 years old, of San Jose, CA, passed away on July 27, 2020. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Oak Hill Mortuary. A private committal will follow at a later date. Carlos was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 29, 1936 to George and Amelia Pina. Carlos “Charlie” , started working at a young age to help his parents and siblings. He attended Yuma High School but left to join the Army at 17 years old. After three years in the service, he lived in Los Angeles before moving to San Jose. Carlos met and later was married to Adela on December 31, 1965; they were married 39 years. Carlos worked as a custodian for San Jose State University for 28 years. He enjoyed working around his home and teaching his sons how to repair their vehicles. He also enjoyed babysitting his grandchildren. Charlie would always be seen waiting for his grandsons at the bus stop or giving them rides to an appointment. Charlie enjoyed listening to music and telling stories of his childhood in his later years. He would later have medical problems but that didn’t change his goal of enjoying each day. As long as he could listen to “Little Joe and La Familia” songs he was happy. We would like to thank our friend/caregiver Christine Boueche for all the love and care she gave our father. Carlos is survived by his children; Jacqueline (Sam), Charles (Monica), Diane, Douglas, Thomas, Andrew (Angie), Benjamin. Grandchildren Vivian, Danny, Andrew, McKinley, Mia, Aaron, Adam and great grandchildren Nickolas and Dominic. Carlos is preceded in death by his wife Adela.Pina.


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Leota Kuzma

August 2, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.
I can’t even recall when the family moved into the neighborhood; it just seems like Carlos had been there forever. I’d catch him outside and say hello, but when I initiated a conversation I knew I’d be there awhile! LOL Carlos always had a lot to say and would give me his “2 cents” on the topics of the day. He will surely be missed in the neighborhood. Please know that Steve and I are thinking of you all.


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