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Edward J. Guevarra
Edward J. Guevarra passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at his home in Salinas, surrounded by his family and many close friends. Edward was born Sept. 15, 1963 in San Jose, to Robert and Carolyn Guevarra (now Garcia).
He grew up in San Jose and attended Lincoln High School. His professional life was devoted to patient care, first as a young hospital orderly, then as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and finally as a Registered Nurse. He had extensive experience working in the emergency room, the surgery center, and diagnostic imaging. He worked in the medical field for more than 30 years, with his final position as a Registered Nurse for 13 of those years in the Diagnostic Imaging Department of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Many of his closest friends are in the medical profession.
Edward loved to travel and made frequent trips around the United States and through Europe. He loved learning through travel, and had a passion for airplanes and flying.
Edward will always be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, his compassion toward other people, especially the disadvantaged, the sick, and the elderly and caring nature. He had a very positive outlook and almost never complained during a long and very arduous illness. Ed's life is a beacon of inspiration for everyone who knew him. He will be remembered and missed desperately.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph; an older brother, Robert Edward; and sister, Artemisa.
He is survived by his mother, Carol; his brothers, Michael, Ronnie, and William; his sister, Patricia; two nephews, Jacob and Matthew; two nieces, Cassandra and Cynthia; and his partner of the last 26 years, C. J. Phillips.
Edward was a person of sterling personality with a heart of solid gold. We will never forget him.
Visitation from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas.
Rosary at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Alta Vista Mortuary.
Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Basilica Cathedral Saint Joseph, 80 South Market St., San Jose.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose.
Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 831-424-9700. Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com
Alta Vista Mortuary
41 East Alisal Street Salinas, CA 93901
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 21, 2014