Reynaldo Chavira

Reynaldo Chavira Reynaldo Chavira of Cutler, CA was born September 10, 1948. He was the 7th child to Ramon & Josefina Chavira. Reynaldo went to be with our Lord on February 10, 2013 at the age of 64. Reynaldo was always a hard worker. He was previously employed by Wickes Lumber Company/Sequoia Forest Industries in Dinuba, Ca for 29 years until the closure in 2000. Reynaldo then worked for Cutler-Orosi Unified School District for 11 years where he established many life-long friends. Reynaldo grew up in Orosi CA, where he attended high school and met his wife Cathie Delgado. Married 41 years, Rey & Cathie were blessed with four wonderful children: Tricia, Melissa, Amanda & Reynaldo Jr. Reynaldo was known as a devoted family man and enjoyed taking his family on yearly vacations. A man of patience, Reynaldo taught his 3 daughters and son how to fish. His favorite pastime has always been time with his family at the casinos whether it was at The Palace, Chukchansi or his favorite, Las Vegas. Reynaldo is preceded in death by his parents Ramon & Josefina, and his sister Ofelia (Felix) Martinez. He is survived by his wife: Cathie Chavira. Four children: Tricia (Dan Pionke), Melissa (Jose Valdez), Amanda (Ramiro Hernandez) & Reynaldo Chavira Jr. Brothers: Raymond (Yolanda) Chavira, Hector (Lilly) Chavira, Arthur (Ruby) Chavira, Alice (Ruben) Tostado, Lydia (Santos) Samaniego, Josie (Hector) Mendoza. Brother-in-law Carlos (Sally) Herrera. Nine grandchildren: Alissa, Danielle, Damian, Madeline, Christopher, Devin, Stefanie, Ryan & Justin. Numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is Friday, February 15th at 4:00 pm at Salser and Dillard Funeral Home in Visalia CA, with a rosary at 6 p.m. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th at St. Mary's Church in Visalia, Ca with the burial following at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, CA. We believe God has a Master Plan for this man as he will be deeply missed by those he left behind. Words can't explain the love his family has for him. He will be greatly missed.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Feb. 13, 2013