Salvador Moreno Velasquez Jr.
1939 - 2021
FitzHenry-Wiefels Indio Mortuary
83057 Requa Avenue
Indio, CA
Salvador Moreno Velasquez Jr.

Coachella, CA - Salvador "Sal" Moreno Velasquez Jr. entered into eternal rest on May 26, 2021 at his home in Indio, California. Sal 82, was born on January 7, 1939 in Indio, California to Salvador and Mary Velasquez who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother Alberta Velasquez and his granddaughter Breanna Velasquez. He is survived by his loving wife Jennie of 59 years, his 4 children; Andy; Albert; Paul and Diane (Al) Sandoval, along with his 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was a graduate of Coachella Valley High School and retired from the Coachella Valley Unified School District. Sal's accomplishments included receiving awards from the city of Coachella as the "Citizen of the Year" in 2007, community advocate of the "International Hispanic" award in 2008 and the Proclamation award from the city of Coachella in 2008. He always worked tirelessly for the safety of Coachella residents. He was also a band member of the "Renes" a local band. He will sadly be missed. The Velasquez family extends our warm appreciation to the staff and care givers of Bristol Hospice.

Funeral Service will take place Friday, June 18, 2021 beginning with a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella at 10:00AM, followed by Graveside Service at Coachella Valley Cemetery.

Published by The Desert Sun from Jun. 3 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church
Coachella, CA
Graveside service
Coachella Valley Cemetery.
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We will remember The Velasquez Family in our prayers, may God give you Jennie & children peace at this time. We know Sal has received his reward in heaven, he was a good friend, may he Rest In Peace
Connie & Ernie Moreno
June 10, 2021
Sal was a great guy I remember him playing with the Rene's band many years ago my Condolences to Sal's friends and family!!

Tommy Berry
June 8, 2021
My cousin Jr. Had the most wonderful “so happy to see you” smile. He made everyone feel special. He was special to us. He was handsome, talented, devoted to his family and community and just about one of the nicest people ever.

I have nothing but good things to remember about Jr. When the T.S. Cousins got together annually he always came up in our conversations. Jr. Was ‘the’ cool cousin who was a star with the Rene’s. We all felt so proud of him and in awe of his talent.

He will be missed but I know that he is rejoicing with the Lord and his beloved family in heaven.

We’ll all miss our legendary cousin. We will always have you in our prayers Jr. Party on with the heaven.
June 7, 2021
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