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August 19, 1931 - August 30, 2016 Agapito "Pete" Cordero (85) passed away peacefully at home in Hacienda Heights, California. The second child of Eulogia Aviles and Catalino Cordero, Agapito was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico. He arrived in downtown Los Angeles in the early 1950s where he married his lovely wife, Dionisia Gerena. Later, they raised their three children in Monterey Park, California. Agapito established his own auto repair business--Community Auto Body Shop, Inc.--which he proudly operated for over 40 years. He was a classic car aficionado and a great party host. His relatives and friends would typically stop by "the shop" to laugh, play dominoes, eat lechón asado, or just to talk about life. He frequently gave work to the unemployed and shelter to the homeless. He is survived by his wife, two daughters (Maria Priscilla and Yvette), two sisters, three brothers, three grandchildren (Janelle, Lance, Clint), and six great-grandchildren (Andrew, Grace, Ava, David, Robert, Luca), and many nieces and nephews. His son, Junior, preceded him in death in 2003.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 18, 2016
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