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Jose Cordova Obituary

Jose  Luz Cordova
Jose Luz Cordova

June 5, 1938 - May 23, 2019
Born in Mexico
Resided in Spring Valley, California
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Jose Luz Cordova Gaspar, 80, passed away in his home after a long bout with renal disease on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Though a long time resident of Salinas he recently resided in San Diego where he was cared for by his family.
A widower of five years, he leaves behind three sons and a daughter.
Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, he took great pride in his place of origin, as well as the city in which he raised his family, Salinas. He was a migrant worker, moving from city to city until he finally settled in the Salinas Valley where he worked as a field foreman for over 30 years. Waking at the crack of dawn for years had given him the uncanny gift of identifying any crop that was grown in the valley as he drove at a distance—often leaving his children awestruck.
On Sundays he could be found at the ambo at Sacred Heart Church serving as a lector. A lifelong Catholic, stemming from his infancy in Zacatecas, he often said he found comfort in the Church, even when, as a child, he listened to Latin Mass and didn’t understand what the priest was saying. It was a reverence he maintained throughout his final days, as he customarily saluted the saints that adorned his bedroom.
Watching baseball will no longer be as special as it once was. Arguing about whether the As, the Dodgers or the Padres are the better team may not be as contentious. Nothing compares to seeing him wear the green and gold and celebrating a homerun and telling me how this year they’re winning a championship.

Visitation will be held 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Rosary will be held 5:00p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be held 9:30a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

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Visitation
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, June 2, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rosary
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, June 2, 2019
5:00 PM
Mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, June 3, 2019
9:30 AM