Arthur F. Espinosa
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May 15, 1924 - October 13, 2012
Resident of San Leandro
Arthur F. Espinosa, 88, of San Leandro, California, passed away on October 13, 2012, at home surrounded by family.
He was born on May 15, 1924, in Fresno, California, the son of the late Joseph and Dolores Casanova-Espinosa of Spain.
On May 3, 1953, he married Jessie Espinosa and that's when it all started.
Art's greatest love was being with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved to exercise with his wife and all of his friends at the local San Leandro Senior Center. His greatest passion, which kept him going for many years, was the Nergizer Special Olympics Team. Art served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife Jessie; son Mitch, grandchildren Steve, Chris and Josh, great-grandchildren Joseph and Hailey; son Cliff and Marianne, grandchildren Scott, Kimiyo and Selina, great-grandchildren Lauren and Troy; son John and Charlene, grandchildren Pennie, Dave, Sally and Juan, great-grandchildren Justin, Matthew, Leilani, Juan Jr. and Lilah; son Billy and Wynette, grandchildren Sarah and Justin; and daughter Lori and Kevin, grandchildren Sean and Sarah.
A service will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Felicitas Church 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro, California. The burial will take place directly after the service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Hayward, California. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers; please send all donations to the Special Olympics of Northern California. Donations can be made at www.sonc.org or at 3480 Buskirk Ave., #340, Pleasant Hill, CA 94583.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 16, 2012