Dino B. Pugeda(1964 - 2013)

Dino Pugeda was born April 15, 1964, in Cavite City, Philippines, to Armando and Ester Pugeda. He passed away on March 27, 2013, after a long illness fighting a spinal cord injury suffered from a racing accident. He was 48 years old.

Dino was a resident of Ventura County for 40 years. In the early 80's, he attended Channel Islands H.S. in Oxnard and Ventura College. After his college years, he was active with the off road race car industry and worked with Swift Motorsports as a crew chief and co-driver for Ford Motorsports. He also loved the ocean and surfed off the Hueneme Pier in between his races.

He is preceded in death by his father, Armando C. Pugeda, and now leaves behind his mother, Ester B. Pugeda; sisters, Anna (husband Frank) Wells, Cynthia (husband Mike) Flinchbaugh and Midina (husband Ron) Romero; nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Shayne and Chase Wells, Kaelyn and Keegan Pugeda-Romero, Vincent Rayas; and many extended family and friends.

Dino's family would like to thank all nurses and doctors at St. John's Sub-Acute Hospital Center in Camarillo for all the years they took care of him.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, Calif. 93003. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, also at Charles Carroll, with burial following at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: FSCIPCC (foundation for spinal cord injury prevention care and cure) 13246 Golden Circle Fenton, Michigan 48430.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, phone: 642-8134. Please visit: www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com.

Published in Ventura County Star from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2013