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Gaila Patricia Poujade


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Gaila Patricia Poujade Obituary
Gaila Patricia Poujade
Resident of San Jose
for 57 years
Gaila Patricia Poujade (Pat) passed away February 13, 2014. Born in Long Beach, CA October 9, 1930, Pat grew up in Chicago. Married at 16, she had three children by her first husband, Richard Richtsteig, a decorated sailor in World WarII. A single mother with children to support, she began a 35 year career with Safeway when she relocated to Alameda, CA after her divorce. She was remarried in 1957 to Bob Poujade, an efficiency specialist with NASA at Lockheed. Bob died of cancer with Pat by his side in 1995. Pat was active in local Democratic politics, and a member of Santa Clara County Democratic Club, and FORUM, (Federation of Retired Union Members). She also belonged to the DAR, Eastern Star and American Legion.
Predeceased by husband Bob and her son Richard, a Vietnam veteran, she is survived by daughters Kathleen and Patty, grandchildren Kailey, Teresa, and Andy, her sister Arlene Leipart, and legions of friends. Pat will always be remembered for her wonderful smile and caring nature.
Friends are invited to a celebration of life service on Saturday, March 29 at 2 PM in Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel, 471 East Santa Clara St., San Jose. Donations in Pat's name may be made to .
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 27, 2014
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