RIOS, Jose 'Pepe'
It's not everyday that you meet someone who puts the needs of others before their own, something that came naturally to Jose. Jose carried a fatherly presence over his entire family and lead by example. Served 33 years for the Fire Department and retired as Captain. During retirement Jose spent his time teaching Fire Rescue courses and volunteering with various organizations within the Elk Grove and Sacramento Community. Jose passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21 surrounded by family, friends and prayer at age 56. Survived by wife Connie; children Amanda & Eddie, mother Ignacia Trillas, father Manuel Sr., siblings; Manuel Jr., Maria Pauling, Ramona Perkins & Juan Trillas. In the presence of God, our family would say to him, 'Thank you for bringing Pepe into our lives.' A viewing for family and friends will be on Sunday, April 28 from 9am to 4pm at Herberger's Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624 & Rosary Vigil at 6pm at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Funeral service on Monday, April 29 at 11:00am also at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 8700 Bradshaw road, Elk Grove, CA 95624. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Maria Goretti Church in memory of Jose Rios.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 28, 2013