Tony "Chino" Bejarano Tony "Chino" Bejarano was born May 10, 1926, in Newman, Texas, to Juan and Maria Bejarano. He passed away peacefully on August 3, 2012. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army of the United States as a rifleman with Company L, 20th Infantry, 3rd Battalion from 1944 to 1946, during which time he received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. Tony married Georgia Flores in Tulare, where they resided for more than 70 years. They had four children, Delia, Lillie, Anthony and John. He was employed mostly in construction and his many masonry accomplishments can be found throughout Tulare County. He was preceded in death by parents Juan and Maria, wife Georgia, daughter Delia Romero and her husband Mike Romero, and sister Paula Nahial. Tony is survived by daughter Lillie Moreno, son Anthony Bejarano and his wife Cindy, son John Bejarano and his wife Michelle, and sisters Julia Orosco, Ofelia Alvidrez, Jane Ruiz and Nellie Hoskison. Tony is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North "H" Street, Tulare, Ca. Chapel Service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, with burial at Tulare District Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.
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Published in Tulare Adv-Register on Aug. 8, 2012