Willow Glen Funeral Home

1039 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA


Erlinda M Flemate

February 4, 1921July 11, 2020

Our beloved Mother passed away peacefully in her San Jose home on July 11, 2020. She was 99 years old. Mother was born in Hanford, CA to Jesus and Rafaela Medrano who immigrated from Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. She married Guadalupe Flemate in December 1937. In June 1940, they welcomed the first of six children over the span of seventeen years. Mother was preceded in death by our dear sweet loving Father Guadalupe. She is survived by daughters Margot (Barry) and Norma; sons John (Molly), Richard (Maria), Eugene, and David (Agnieszka); sister Eva Venegas; brother-in-law Robert; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by sisters Beatrice Peredia, Angelina Gaitan, Amelia Flemate, and Esther Thomas, and brothers Leo, Domingo, Richard, and Gil; sisters-in-law Lillian Valdez and Carmen De La Rosa; brothers-in-law Henry, Raul, Tony, and Joe; and son-in-law Ron Diseth. She was a beloved tía to many nieces and nephews and dear prima to dozens of Gaitans and Medranos throughout California. Our sweet Mother will be remembered as the pillar of our family; courageous and strong in character, principles, and her religious beliefs. She always looked good as she dressed to the latest styles, She kept an impeccable home and flower garden; loved to sew and cook. She took great pride in all her family; children, grandchildren, siblings, and all her nieces and nephews. She was always here for her familia. We have so many wonderful and beautiful memories of Mother with our family celebrations; birthdays, house parties, and our grand Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She will remain in our hearts forever. Due to state-wide closures, a private rosary, mass, and funeral service will be held.


  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, July 19, 2020


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 20, 2020


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Patricia Medrano

July 20, 2020

So sorry we couldn`t be there. We viewed the Rosary & Prayed for your Mom. She was a loving sister-in-law and Tia and she may now rest in peace. Love, Tia Pat & Cousin Dominic

Ira and Marian Zalesin

July 19, 2020

To all Mrs. Flemate's beautiful children, grandchildren, relations and friends,

We feel deeply honored to have known your amazing matron for more than 30 years and to have shared many good times with you all during that time. A finer family than yours we have never known.

Although your loss in incalculable your blessed memories of her will live forever through you and yours still to come. You have our deepest sympathies at this most difficult moment and our undying love now and always.

Ira and Marian Zalesin

Roberta Tomaino

July 17, 2020

Oh Norma.....

What can I say.....? How lucky you and your family were to have your beloved mum for such a long time! You were blessed!
Everything that was said in her obituary is exactly how I remembered her.....a class act full of love and elegance!

May she Rest In Peace ....

With deepest sympathies , love and affection,
Roberta F. Tomaino