OBITUARY

Guadalupe "Lupe" C. Herrera

December 12, 1918April 22, 2013
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Herrera Of Ontario, California passed away on April 22, 2013 at the age of 94. He was surrounded by his family at San Antonio Community Hospital. Lupe was born on December 12, 1918 in Fort Hancock, Texas. The oldest of three children, he also lived in New Mexico before coming to Cucamonga, then finally settling in Ontario, California in 1954. A veteran of World War II, he had enlisted in the army before the war had started and drove a tank for the Sixth Armored Division during a tour in Europe, where he was referred to as "Frank." After the war had ended, he began his lifelong and passionate career working as an aircraft mechanic until he retired in 1986 with Aerojet-General. He was the loving father of six children and had just celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Reina on April 18th. A member of St. George Catholic Church in Ontario, Lupe was loved by anyone who had ever met him. He could make a friend anywhere he went and could always be counted on to make someone laugh with a joke or his sage wisdom, such as "Don't take any wooden nickels." He was an avid baseball fan, an attentive gardener, and an American hero. Above all else, he loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. Lupe is survived by his loving wife, Reina Herrera; daughter Lupita Ramirez and her husband Robert; son John Herrera and his wife Dianne; son Larry Herrera; daughter Martha Cortez and her husband David; daughter Tina Tucker and her husband David; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sisters Ruth Vargas and Natividad Guerra, and his daughter Mary Ann Martinez. A viewing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Stone Funeral Home, 355 E. 9th Street, Upland. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10;00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church, 505 N. Palm Avenue, Ontario. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario. www.stonefuneralhomeupland.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Rosary Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Guadalupe "Lupe" C. Herrera

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May 2, 2013

"Our condolences go out to the entire family and may fond memories be of comfort at this time".

Joe & Rebecca Howard (Chino, Ca)

Gail Warburton

May 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Lupe was such a sweet man. He will be greatly missed.

Cheryl Caldwell

May 1, 2013

My sympathies on the family's loss. He was the best father-in-law I could have asked for. He will be greatly missed.

May 1, 2013

God is near to those that are broken at heart. Our prayers are with you.

Dale & Katrina Adcock

April 30, 2013

Our condolences to the entire family during your time of grief.

April 29, 2013

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Through your journey of grief may the love of God embrace and grant you peace.

ENRIQUE LOPEZ
EL Plumbing and Rooter
Kitchen on Wheels

Nancy Valencia

April 29, 2013

Although words cannot begin to ease the sorrow of your loss, please know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.

April 29, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family. He will be dearly missed. Love Paula Newton and our family.

April 29, 2013

To my Daughter Dianne and the Herrera family: There are no words to ease the pain of the loss of a loved one. I know from personal experience, just know you have my heart-felt sympathy. I imagine he and Michael are having a good old heart-to-heart. Michael loved talking to Lupe and had great respect for him. Hang in there...love, Mom

Bev, Dave and Laura Mosher

April 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Herrera family