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ESPINOZA, Tony Nieto

Tony Espinoza, baptized as Antonio Nieto Espinoza, was born June 13, 1927, and raised in East Los Angeles . He is one of 11 children of Alfonso and Elisa Espinoza. After attending Garfield High School, he served in the Army Air Force. At 19, he met our mother, Evelyn Atkinson, and they were married for 66 years. Tony is survived by their four children: Anthony, Gerry, Gene, and Yvonne, eight grandchildren: Jenelle, Kirsten, Anthony, Alexander, Aaron, Joshua, Brandon, Isaiah, along with daughter-in-laws Gloria, Maria, Gena and son-in-law Niko. Tony was a general contractor for 35 years. In retirement, he loved to work in his yard and enjoyed painting and singing. Tony was an active parishioner at St. Bruno Church and in the choir for 24 years. He was president of Club La Amistad. Funeral services are at St. Bruno on Saturday, October 19th at 10:30 am.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 17, 2013
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