Jess Valente Viramontes Resident of Antioch, CA Jess, 60, passed away after a long battle with COPD on March 18, 2013. Jess was born August 14, 1952 in Antioch, CA. He graduated from Antioch High School in 1971. Jess was survived by his children (Cisco, John and Jacqueline), 11 grandchildren (Jesse, Jenna, Connor, Dylan, Torrie, Tierra, Jade, Keegan, Kyla, Kyle, and Eli), two brothers (Ron "Boney" Zaragoza and Val Viramontes), two sisters (Vicki Viramontes and Debbie Bailey) and a large extended family. Jess was preceded in death by his parents, Val and Toni Viramontes, Tata and Gapo Zaragoza, and his nephew Steven Viramontes. A Celebration of Life will be held May 5, 2013 at the Antioch VFW Hall from 2 pm- 6 pm.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 30, 2013