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Age 74, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, surrounded by family on Sunday, November 18, 2012. He was born on November 4, 1938 in Fillmore, to Federico and Maria Barraza, the sixth of eleven children. He grew up in San Dimas, but lived also in Pomona, and Monroe, Connecticut, and for the last several years in San Jose. Throughout his life, Fred, or 'Freddie', as many knew him, was well known for his keen sense of wit and humor, even into his final days. Never one to shy away from a debate, or to tell a story, he could go on and on for hours on a single topic. He is survived by his two sons, Chris and Tom, friend and former spouse, Eleanor (Toby), two grandchildren, Christina and Alexa, one great-grandchild, Christopher, five brothers, Arthur, Benjamin, Vincent, Danny, and Gilbert, five sisters, Emma, Lily, Elizabeth, Mary Sally, and Marilyn, and several nieces and nephews. Family, friends, and others whose lives Fred touched are invited to the Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona for a viewing on Friday November 30 from 5-8PM and a funeral service on Saturday December 1 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM followed by a reception at the White Avenue Baptist Church, 675 S. White Ave, Pomona, CA 91766.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Nov. 28, 2012