Catarino Quinones Catarino Quinones left this earth to join his loved ones in a better place on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. He started this life in Kansas City, Kansas on November 25th, 1936 as a child to Inocencio and Victoria Quinones. From there he moved to California, and had a short stay in Monterey, before he found his home in Cutler Orosi. He attended school there, and graduated from Orosi Union High School in 1956. After graduation, he worked in the fields in the Cutler Orosi area before joining the United States Marine Corps Reserves in 1958. After his basic training, and during his reserve tour, he attended Reedley Jr. College and College of the Sequoias, where he graduated with an associates degree. He eventually found employment at the Armstrong Tire Company in 1964, and moved to Hanford in 1966 to be closer to work. There, he married and raised 5 children, Ericka, Katherine, Marcie, Victor and Guy. He retired from Armstrong Tire Company in 1989 and became a full time grandfather. He had an active role in raising his grandchildren Carlo, Calvin, Jordan, Rowdy, Ben, Anthony, Ann Marie, Unique and Lyndsey, and later on enjoying his great grandchildren, Carson, Jayleen Marcus, Enavy and Justise. He is well known for his strength determination, story telling, joking, his love for life, his ability to make friends and for his love for the people he held dear. His love for the people he held dear to him was more often shown by deeds than words. Whereas he brought into his home and family 4 other boys that he loved and raised as his own sons, Darrin Jeffries, John Lambert, Reagan Roach, Sergio DeLira and also took into his heart another daughter Annaca Garcia, who later became Annaca Quinones. He will be a forever missed landmark on Whitney Drive. Farewell Daddy, Dad, Catarino, Cat, Papa and Capone. Graveside services will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery, 42088 Road 100, Dinuba, CA 93618 on Friday, October 25th 2013 at 12:00 p.m. for viewing and 1:00 p.m. for the ceremony.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Oct. 23, 2013