Salvador Vazquez

Salvador G. Vazquez

1927 - 2021

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Obituary of Salvador G. Vazquez

Salvador G. Vázquez passed from this earth on February 22, 2021, in his home of 45 years in Santa Rosa, California at the age of 94. Salvador was born in Pajacuáran, Michoacán, México on January 3, 1927. He was the eldest child of his parents Jesús Vázquez and María Luisa Gutiérrez, who preceded his death. He had eight younger siblings; Jesús, María Luisa (deceased), Juan Manuel, Roberto, Roselia (deceased), Juanita, José Luis, and Javier (deceased). He lived and worked on the family farm before coming to the United States in 1955 through the Bracero Program. He arrived in Sebastopol, California in 1960 and worked at Kikuchi Farms. He later moved to Santa Rosa and worked for Hess Construction and then Lemos Construction and retired as an expert concrete tradesman. In 1968 he began a life with Pauline Silvas Galupe Vasquez (deceased). Together they raised their children; Gwendolyn Galupe Perkins (Ron, deceased), Kathleen Galupe Karlsen (Dan), Laura Galupe Salazar (Rick, deceased), Larry Galupe, Angie Galupe Pimentel (David), Paula Vasquez Beltran (Daniel) and Salvador Christopher Vasquez. He will be missed by all his children, including his 14 grandchildren Jesse (deceased), Cole, Angelia, Malia, Samuel, Robert, Gary Allen, Angelina, Alexander, Camerina, Kathleen, Pauline, Colleen, and Devin. And 9 great-grandchildren, Samuel, Emily, Gwendolyn, Alexander, Joy, Linnea, Cole, Austin, Tash and many other relatives. Salvador was a man of resilience and drive. He succeeded in obtaining his American citizenship in 1995. He often shared his life experiences with us, an effort by him to assist with our own life decisions. We will remember our father as a man who took pride in his family and home. He grew beautiful flowers and had a bountiful vegetable garden for many years. He was also a fantastic cook, enjoyed at home projects of carpentry and cement. He loved to discuss history, current events and sharing memories of his childhood in his native Country. But most of all, we will cherish the love and support he has given to us as the patriarch of our family. Due to COVID-19 there will be a limited number of persons allowed to attend the celebration of Salvador's life. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Eggen and Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 we will gather at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, California 95492 at 11:00 am with a private burial to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Cemetery- Shiloh Annex. Our family is requesting in lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice 439 College Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401 in the names of Salvador and Pauline Vazquez.
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Tuesday
9
March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Eggen & Lance Chapel - Santa Rosa
1540 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California, United States
(707) 545-3747
Please wear mask and 6ft social distance. 50 people capacity.
Wednesday
10
March

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Our Lady of Guadalupe
8400 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, California, United States
Please wear mask and 6ft social distance. 85 people capacity