Jose Villagracia Pimentel, a longtime resident of the Philippines, Sunnyvale, CA and, most recently Hanford, CA, passed into eternal life Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the age of 88 years old. Jose was born March 19, 1928 in Manila, Philippines to Eduardo and Carmen (Villagracia) Pimentel, where he resided with his siblings Theodoro Pimentel, Josefina Soledad, and Fe Ansaldo.
In his early years, Jose served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and U.S. Airforce, until he continued his schooling at Holy Angels University where he met his loving wife of 61 years, Lotrina Castillo Pimentel.
Jose is survived by his seven children; Fernando C. Pimentel, June Pimentel, Erlinda P.G. Lazatin, Fe Sylvester, Veronica Espiritu, Aurora Pimentel, and Alicia Foronda. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren; Terilyn Pimentel, Monica Pimentel Alegre, Mark Espiritu, Derek Espiritu, and Sofia Chaidez. Jose was preceded in death by his wife Lotrina in 2014.
Jose will be remembered as a kind-hearted gentleman, generous, believes in old-fashioned hard-work, humorous, a God-fearing Christian, and loving father and grandfather.
Visitation was held Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm with a Rosary following at 6:00pm. Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 6th, 2016 with 9:00am Recitation of the Rosary and 10:00am funeral mass at St. Peter of Apostles Catholic Church, 870 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA. Burial was at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA. A small gathering and reception followed.
Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst McNamara Funeral Service