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MONTENEGRO, Jose

Jose Montenegro, 101, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 1. He was at home surrounded by his wife of nearly 70 years and his sons. Jose Montenegro was born on March 7, 1916 and he lived his entire life in the Los Angeles area.

He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II and received a special Letter of Commendation from President Harry Truman for acts of valor during a collision of a gasoline tanker. He retired as County Appraiser at the age of 65. He was an avid golfer, playing for nearly 45 years until he was 99 years old. He also enjoyed books and kept current by reading newspapers for hours until a week before his departure.

He is survived by his loving wife, Zita Bravo Montenegro and five sons, Rico, Rudy, Hector, Tony and Joe, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He will receive a military burial at the Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sept. 8, 2017
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