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Edward Crespillo Azuar

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Edward Crespillo Azuar Obituary
Sept. 6, 1929 - June 29, 2013
Edward Crespillo Azuar, 83, of Sacramento, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on June 29.
He was born in Vacaville, to Jose and Carolina (Crespillo) Azuar, originally from Salares, Spain.
He was in the Merchant Marines from 1946 to 1949, working for Matson Navigation. In 1950 he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army until 1956. He worked for PG&E from 1958 until his retirement in 1992.
He was involved in the Martial Arts 45 years and started taking classes with his children in Sacramento. After they lost interest, Ed continued to train. His love for the martial arts eventually led him to travel weekly to Alameda where he studied Jujitsu under Professor Wally Jay (Bruce Lee's mentor and friend) and was promoted to Black Belt-Third Degree (Sandan).
His other interest was Healing Arts. He was trained in Okazaki Restoration Massage, Tong Ren Therapy and Modern Soku Shin Do. He was instrumental in introducing Tong Ren Therapy to Sacramento.
He was an avid organic gardener. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 6 for 36 years.
His boisterous spirit, infectious sense of humor, great generosity, and outstanding character will be sorely missed.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gina Ratkovich Azuar; son, Edward Vincent Azuar; grandson, Michael Nix; sisters, Eloise Trivitt and Elvera Billalon; brother, Joseph Azuar; brothers-in-law, Roy Ratkovich and Johnny Ratkovich; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Renee Azuar; sister, Maria Azuar; brothers, Manuel Azuar, Mariano Azuar, and Angelo Azuar; nephews, Dennis Azuar and Jeffrey Azuar; sisters-in-law, Connie Azuar, Marcella Azuar and Joann Mosely; brothers-in-law, Jerry Trivitt, Velko Ratkovich and Tony Billalon.
A service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, Vacaville. Following lunch, a burial with full military honors will commence at 3 p.m., at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to favorite charities.
Published in The Reporter on July 14, 2013
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