July 17, 1930 - March 8, 2021
Jesse Diaz passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Riverside Community Hospital at the age of 90 from complications of emergency surgery; he was surrounded by his loving family. Jesse was born July 17, 1930 in Keansburg, Colorado to Pablo and Margarita Diaz. While in his teens, Jesse moved to Riverside, Ca where he met and marries Elvira "Vera" Soliz. Jesse and Vera were married for 70 years. After working for several different companies, Jess was hired by the Kaiser Steel Corporation and worked there as a coke oven lid tender and retired after 24 years with Kaiser. Jess was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. During his retirement he took pleasure in taking care of his family and helped raise all of his grandchildren. His early influence on his grandchildren is alive in them to this day. He enjoyed listening to his favorite music and often reminisced about the times he and Vera would drive to The Hollywood Palladium to listen and dance to their favorite bands. Above all, Jess loved attending all of his grandchildren's church, school and sports function. He always looked forward to being with them during the holidays especially Christmas where playing bingo for prizes became a family tradition. Jess was preceded in death by his first born son, Johnny Diaz. He is survived by his loving wife Vera, children Christina Gutierrez (Richard), John Diaz (Dee Dee), Rudy Diaz (Desiree), Martha Arredondo (Victor), Grandchildren Yvette Gutierrez, Mario Gutierrez, Erica Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Jessica Diaz, Martin Diaz, Vicente Arredondo, great grandchild Gabriella Duran. Services will be held Friday, April 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside, Ca. The Rosary will begin at 9:00 a.m. and mass will follow. Graveside services will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside, Ca. Due to Covid-19, the family has been greatly delayed in laying Jesse to rest. Additionally, state law and the service facilities will restrict attendance to Jesse's service.
Jesse Diaz passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Riverside Community Hospital at the age of 90 from complications of emergency surgery; he was surrounded by his loving family. Jesse was born July 17, 1930 in Keansburg, Colorado to Pablo and... View Obituary & Service Information
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