Peter Pablo Pulos January 16, 1921 - March 1, 2013 Pablo was born in Burbank, CA and passed away in his sleep at his home in Redwood Gardens. He was named Peter by his mother Petra, and his father Stephen named him "Pablo", after his Greek Godfather. Pablo went to school in Mojave and graduated from A.V. High School in 1939. Pablo proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII serving in numerous theaters. After his Honorable discharge in 1945, he began working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and continued with them for 42 years. In 1947 he began performing military funerals and continued this service for our veterans and their families for over 50 years; which included over 8,000 ceremonies. He also served as the Sec/Treasurer for Switchmen of North America Union, #1819, as Adj. Quartermaster for VFW #3711 in Mojave, and Sec/Treasurer for Volunteer Firemen of Mojave. Pablo served these three volunteer positions for over 20 years, while also assisting Saint Francis of Assisi in Mojave and many other organizations. He was always proud of his position as Treasurer 4th Degree for Knights of Columbus in Mojave. Pablo belonged to the American Legion in Mojave, CA and transferred to Bakersfield Post #26 and to VFW Post #7216, in 1974. Pablo always made sure that his family came first and is survived by his wife, Sarah; brothers, Jimmy ( deceased), Peter Pulos (KIA in the Normandy Invasion), Chris of Mojave, George (deceased), Louis and his wife Joanie, David and wife Carmen, all of Fresno; his sisters, Susie McMillen and husband Frank of Lewiston, Idaho, and Mary MacClanahan of Yountville Veterans Retirement Home; daughters, Virginia Brossard and husband Richard of Idaho, Rita Evans and husband Jim of Bakersfield; grandchildren include Rita Brossard Root and John, Ronnie and Yolonda Hame, Chuck (deceased) and wife Sandra Brossard, Rhonda Riley Farler and husband Gary, Roxanna Chavez Essary and husband Mark, Paulette and Sam Evans; numerous great and great great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all who showed Pablo love and compassion, especially those at Redwood Gardens and Optimal Hospice. Viewing will be at 8:00 a.m with a Rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass at 9:00 a.m. at Union Cemetery. Funeral services are being held on Thursday, March 7th, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bakersfield, CA. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 5, 2013