Rafael "Rafa" Gutierrez
Dec. 7, 1959 - Oct. 20, 2017
Loving soulmate, father, brother, cousin, tio, and friend,
Rafael "Rafa" Gutierrez, 58, passed peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 surrounded by those he loved and spent a lifetime of unforgettable treasured moments and laughter with.
Born on December 7, 1959 in Mexicali, Mexico to his mother Maria Cristina Fuentes and father Rafael Gutierrez. Rafael spent most of his childhood in the city of Pacific Grove where he was raised by his tio and tia Sebastian and Hermelinda Reynoso. Those that had the privilege of getting to know Rafa knew him as the most optimistic person and always the life of the party. His young and vibrant spirit will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his soulmate Catherine Gutierrez Fuentes, Son Jonathan Gutierrez, Daughter Jeanette Gutierrez-Eriksson, and brothers Carlos Gutierrez Fuentes, Martin Alberto Gutiérrez Fuentes, and Javier Reynoso, and sister Victoria Gutierrez Fuentes. As well as a loving family and too many friends to list.
Rosary will be held 7:00pm to 9:00pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Inurnment will be held 12:00pm Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907
In lieu of flowers please share photos and memories on this online condolence site.
Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com View the online memorial for Rafael "Rafa" Gutierrez
Published by Monterey Herald Obits on Oct. 24, 2017.