Luis Molina Sr.
Resident of San Jose
Our loss Heavens gain
Luis passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday night April 20, 2013. He was only 74. He was born in Carpentaria CA to the late John and Rosa Molina and moved to San Jose CA soon thereafter. He married Alice the love of his life and was heartbroken when she passed away in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Regina Hernandez, and his 4 sons; Luis Jr. Martin, Vincent and Efren Molina; and his siblings Greg, John, Isabel, Brigida and Anna. Luis Sr. has 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren whom he loved and they brought him great joy and laughter.
Luis had many accomplishments; he was in the Marine Cor he joined the Boxing team and was the 1st Marine to go to the Olympics in 1956. He won the inner service boxing title and the All Marine title 3 years in a row. He also won the Hawaiian territorial title before Hawaii became a State. He was also rated number 1 in the world in his weight division. He was the pride of San Jose as their hometown boxing champion. He was very proud of all his children; as well as his sons who are ministers.
He had a great sense of humor and spent the rest of his life as a self-employed welder. Luis had many, many lifelong friends and family who loved him. He was a great son, brother, father and friend. He finished the race and never took his eyes off the real prize his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Celebration
Service Saturday April 27, 2013 at 5pm at Victory Outreach Church 590 Shawnee Lane San Jose CA 95123. Email: Myshero@comcast.net for more information.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 26, 2013