OBITUARY

Gilbert T Maldonado

April 2, 1946July 3, 2019
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Gilbert T Maldonado was born on April 2, 1946 in El Modena, California and passed away on July 3, 2019 in Sun City, California.

Services

22 July

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary

1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

22 July

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary

1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Gilbert T Maldonado

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Monica Chairez

July 19, 2019

To Gilbert, You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever.

Gilbert has been the best brother in law to me. He captured my sister Cathy's heart when I was just five years old and I have been part of their growing family ever since. He loved our large family and became part of us. He stood by Alex and I, as we married, as the best man. That's how wonderful and loving he always was.

The memories are vast and full of fun adventures, life's greatest blessings and hardships too. He always showed concern and was a man of action. He is cherished and forever part of our village we call family. Standing together this village will truly miss him and honor his memory.
With all our love, Monica and Alex

Jim Bennett

July 19, 2019

Compa,I'm going to miss you. You were not only a fantastic neighbor,but you were also one of my very best friends. I'll always remember the great times we had fishing, golfing,and our " world famous" poker games... After a few beers ( and sometimes a shot of tequila or two), we would solve all of the worlds problems. There are very few men I've met in my life that had as much true love in their heart for his wife and family.... He was so proud of you all. To say that the world will not be the same without GILLY is a great understatement... Someday in the future, I'll see you again my friend.... And I call you my friend with great pride.... Your entire family is and always will be in my prayers. Until We meet again Amigo ..... Jim Bennett

Steve and Linda Morales

July 18, 2019

Dear Gilbert,
Over the years we have shared so many awesome memories with our families and friends. We became compadres when we baptized baby Cathy. Over the years we went on many camping trips together and fun day escapes to the casinos. We even took a trip to Hawaii together; a trip we'll never ever forget,

One of our last day escapes was a drive to Oceanside Beach. We started with breakfast, Then we walked the pier. Later, of course we had ice cream. Then we drove to the casino, gambled awhile and then had dinner at comp's favorite restaurant.

Gilbert, you have been a true friend as well as a compadre. During our darkest hours you and Cathy were always there for us. We will never forget you.

Love you,
Steve and Linda

Matthew Nungaray

July 13, 2019

Papa the legacy you leave behind will be hard to fill but will always be with me in everything I do, the love you shared and showed is what gives me peace that you are in a better place. The pain you went through to be here for us and the pain you went through in your last days was that of a courageous man, the wisdom and presence you shared will live on, you taught me everything to be what I am love you papa. You’re not gone your with me always!

Catherine Gradillas

July 13, 2019

Dear Dad,
There isn’t enough space on this site to list all the special memories we had and shared, you will always be in my heart. I miss you already. I just want to thank you for all you sacrificed for us and all the love you shared Im so grateful that you shared your love with my family, the love you taught me and this traditions of our family will never be forgotten. I feel so blessed that my grandchildren new to love there PAPA Forever in my ❤️ . Rest in Peace my beloved father. I’m so honored to be your daughter Catherine 😘💕 And I will continue The fight for you 💪 .

Jonathon Martinez

July 10, 2019

Grandpa Gilbert Just want to say how much I love you and how much I am going to miss you and always remember the good times I had going and staying the summer with you and and grandma Cathy I'll always remember you as the great grandpa you always been and how much you always loved your kids and and how much we all love you Rest in paradise Grandpa Gilbert I love you forever

Elyse Sbabo

July 10, 2019

One year at campland, while everyone was asleep. It was about 6-7am.. my papa and I cracked open a beer and talked for a good while. He shared so many awesome stories with me. A moment I’ll cherish forever. ❤️

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