Francisco "Frank" Tito Cardoza 1915 - 2012 Francisco "Tito" Cardoza was born on June 16, 1915 in San Antonio Texas. Francisco moved to Bakersfield in 1947 where he continued to work for the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years and then later retired in 1980, He was a member of the Comite De Beneficencia Sur No. 6 - La Edad De Oro. Francisco married his beloved wife Romana in 1935, throughout their 72 years together they were blessed with 15 children, 39 grandchildren, 59 great- grandchildren and 17 great- great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Romana and their daughter Juanita Cisneros. Those left to cherish Francisco's memories are his sons and daughter-in-laws, Lino (Mary) Cardoza, Pedro (Mary) Cardoza, Mike (Jaunita) Cardoza, Frank (Carol) Cardoza, Ernest Cardoza, James (Janet) Cardoza, Alfred (Corrine) Cardoza, Robert (Tina) Cardoza, Ricardo Cardoza, and Daniel (Reyna) Cardoza. Daughters and Son-in-laws, Maria (Julian) Rivera, Reyes (John) Hernandez, Celia (Ben) Fitch, and Angelina (Refugio) Verdugo. Our dad's favorite pass time was spending time with his family, playing pool with his sons and grandsons. He enjoyed the rides to the casino with his daughters. He loved family get togethers with his children and he always had a smile, with witty sayings to make us laugh. Our dad was a man of few words but his words were powerful. Powerfully but gently those words gained him respect and love from all his family. Our dad was a great man, a family man and a gentlemen. Dad leaves behind a great legacy for all to cherish. He will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever. Viewing will be held on Friday, February 24th, from 1:00 to 1:30pm. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will start at 1:30pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 900 H. Street. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. We all love you Daddy! Alma Funeral Home & Crematory www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 22, 2012