Arturo Aldava Stockton - Arturo Perez Aldava blessed the world with his arrival on December 22, 1961 in Stockton, California and was called home to heaven to reunite with his father, Jesse Aldava and brothers Gabriel and Juan Aldava on June 20, 2021. He lived a simple but admirable life whose memorable stories will be shared with generations to come. Being born into a tribe consisting of 5 young boys and being the second to youngest offered him opportunities to grow adventurous and resourceful while surrounded with love and protection. While growing his own family and home, Arturo spent 30 years working for Manteca Unified School District, where he not only offered his hand and back to better a learning environment but also an ear to many kids who knew him as Mr. Aldava. As a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers, Rams and Dodger fan, he would chant proudly in support of his teams and refute other arguments in a playful manner. He left us with memories of tradition, lessons of hard work, music appreciation, loyalty and most importantly the value of family and faith. Family is everything and he worked hard for his family. His laughter was contagious, and he taught many people how to roll with life's punches. His encouragement, grit, and invitation into his family will be the staple of tradition that will forever be our families everlasting legacy. Arturo is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife, Phyllis Aldava, children, Serena, Arturo and Ariana Aldava and his two grandchildren Logan Lewis and Amelia Lopez. He is also survived by his loving mother, Virginia Aldava and remaining eldest brothers, Michael and Andrew Aldava. "Every "CAW CAW" from this day until eternity will always be for you. The adoring son, the good and loving brother, the devoted husband, your daughter's first love, your son's first role model, your grandchildren's first spoiler and everything in between. We loved you then, we love you now and we will love you forever!!" - YOUR Familia. DeYoung Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Aldava family. A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 2-6pm with a Rosary at 6pm at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N. California St. Stockton. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11am on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Cathedral of Annunciation, 400 W Rose St, Stockton. A committal will follow at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.
Published by The Record from Jul. 2 to Jul. 6, 2021.
This one is a difficult one to process and accept.
I last saw Art in 1997 at the Stockton Flea Market. It was so cool to see him again. I knew Art since the 3rd grade at MLK. He knew how shy and introverted I was and attempted several times to engage with me or include me in on his conversations with his other buds, but I was too stoic and did not budge. : ) His outgoing personality and communication skills were a big attraction with other students in our classes together and he was so "popular". I was the quiet one who sat by him often, and only contributed on rare occasions! :  I've been away from home for decades but I wish I had kept in contact with him after we connected in 1997. I do not mind telling you that, Arturo Aldava was a first-class gentleman; intelligent, astute, clever, comedic, and often times very cavalier about situations others might fret about. He was very secure about himself and was a very good leader. He was not a bad follower, but he excelled at leadership - those are just some of the valor's that made Art so unique and appealing to everyone. I will forever regret not reconnecting with you, Arturo.
I will never forget you.
Raul Mario Magana
RAUL MARIO MAGANA
December 1, 2021
My dear friend Phyllis and family- I´m so very sorry to hear of Arturo´s passing. Appreciate the friendship that me & my late husband had with you both. A good man, a great husband, fatter and grandfather. May he Rest In Peace. I
July 27, 2021
Worked with Art at New Haven elementary school. He was always there to help with anything you asked for and did with a smile and a joke. Always glad to see Art coming. He left an impression that I will never forget. So sorry for your loss. He left this world way too soon and will be missed by many. God bless.
July 9, 2021
We offer our Prayers and condolences to the Aldava Family