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PENA, FRANK Frank "Pancho" Pena passed away in his home on January 20, 2013. He was born in Texas on April 2, 1920. He grew up playing the guitar and started playing in a country western band at a young age. He came to San Diego and soon discovered a type of music called mariachi. He started his own band called Los Aven-tureros. Because of his talent he was able to play for many celebrities such as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. He took his group to entertain the troops in Vietnam and there he met Bob Hope. He was also in a movie with James Garner called Space. He leaves behind three children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His funeral service will be Tuesday, January 29th, at 9 a.m. at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Chula Vista.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 27, 2013
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