David (Chico) Vasquez|
Dec 16, 1946-July 7, 2014
Resident of Concord
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
CPL David (Chico) Vasquez proud United States Marine, of "C" Co., 1st Marine Division, Force Recon, left his earthly home and departed to his last duty station, his Eternal Heavenly home.
David (Chico) Vasquez, 67, of Concord, California, passed away July 7 at 4:15 P.M. after a long and courageous battle with Cancer.
Visitation will be held at Moore's Mission Funeral Home, 1390 Monument Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520; immediate family 2:30-4:30 pm; vigil at 4:30 and open viewing after for all until 8 pm on Tuesday July 15.
Funeral Mass will be held at Queen of All Saints Church, 2390 Grant Street, Concord at 10:30 am on Wednesday July 16.
David was born in El Paso, Texas to Luciano and Natalia Vasquez on December 16, 1946. He attended high school at San Fernando High School and graduated in 1966. Immediately after graduation he joined the US Marine Corps then trained very hard to become Force Recon and was sent to Da Nang Vietnam from 67-68. David returned to the United States and continued his education and attended UCLA where he studied Political Science. David worked as a Project Manager for most of his life but enjoyed his last job selling batteries for McHughs. He always said he was the king salesman. He enjoyed riding his MY RECON (Harley), basketball, boxing, NASCAR, football and the outdoors. He was a member of AMVETS, VIETNAM VETERANS OF DIABLO VALLEY, VFW, WARRIOR WATCH RIDERS, where he took great pride in welcoming the troops home and honoring those who lost their lives serving this country. He served three years with distinction as a Marine in Vietnam. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.
David is preceded in death by his parents, Luciano and Natalia and sister Susanna Vasquez Carrico.
David is survived by his Wife Rachalle Gervais Vasquez of Concord; son David P. Vasquez; grand daughter Natalia Vasquez; brother Francisco Vasquez; sisters Juana Vasquez Romo, Yvonne Vasquez; nephews Dominic Estrada, Joe Romero, Michael Vasquez, LCPL Marco Romo, PFC Marcus Romo, Anthony Munoz, Matthew and Christian Martinez; and nieces Natalie Martinez, Toni Munoz, Teri Munoz, Christina Vasquez, Donecia Romero, Jennifer Gutierrez, Marissa Martinez; 9 grand nephews and 10 grand nieces.
David's final resting place will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, Santa Nella, CA 2:30 pm Friday July 18, 2014
Published in Contra Costa Times on July 13, 2014