Antonio Garza Chapa a longtime Hanford resident, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020. Antonio was born in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon on January 8, 1926. He moved to Texas were he met and married Catalina Cedillo on August 13, 1949. He moved to Hanford, CA in 1956. His interests included family, spending many hours at baseball games and family functions. He enjoyed taking the family on long drives and enjoying the outdoors. He instilled a strong work ethic in his family. He never complained. He was a devoted husband and father.
Antonio is survived by his children; Joseph Chapa & wife Susie, Ofelia Perez & husband Richard, Antonio Chapa Jr., Rosie Chapa, Arthur Chapa and Martha Crain & husband Tommy all of Hanford, Edward Chapa &wife Tammy of Visalia and Berta Chapa of Safford, AZ. He leaves his cherished grandchildren Kathleen Salyer & husband Mike, Joseph Chapa Jr., Justin Chapa, Richard Perez Jr., Breanna Chapa, Kristina Vargas, Terrence Chapa and Amber Hernandez. Also surviving are his 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Antonio will take place on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 3-7pm with a Rosary service at 6pm at Whitehurst McNamara Funeral Home, 100 W. Bush St., Hanford, CA. Outdoor funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 10435 Hanford-Armona Rd, Hanford. Burial will be private.
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