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Jose Guadalupe Aceves, 89 entered peacefully into rest surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren, on February 14, 2021 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California. He was born December 8, 1931 in Atotonilco, El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico to the late Hilario and Josefa Aceves. In heaven awaiting his arrival is his son Agustin and grandchildren, Stephan and babies, Josie, and Jennifer.
Jose leaves behind his adored wife of 66 years Carlota Aceves , his children, Alfredo, Josefina, Hortencia, Cerjio, Amelia, Guadalupe, Helario, Yolanda, and Adelaida Aceves. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren, Michael, Christina, Veronica, Ricky, Raul, Laura, Linda, Phillip, Sarah, Amy, Jose Samantha, Alicia, Michelle, and Nicolas, as well as 14 great grandchildren, Mondo, Millie, Emilio, Julian, Joel, Sergio, Shaun, Laylah, Santiago, Arianna, Hazel, Zoey, Mazie and Mateo.
An East Palo Alto resident, Jose immigrated yearly since the age of 17 from Atotonilco, Jalisco, Mexico. He worked agriculture and would follow the harvest throughout Arizona and California. Jose would go from harvesting vegetables, in Mt. View, Pescadero and San Gregorio to cutting flowers and working at the golf course, in what he loving called “Media Luna” (Half Moon Bay). After some years, Jose brought his young family from Half Moon Bay and they would make home in East Palo Alto. Never afraid of hard work, Jose instilled the same values in his family. He taught them respect and hard work. He had made of this little home in Palo Alto, a sanctuary, somewhere everyone would call HOME.
Jose knew of hardship and it made him ever so strong. He knew the worth of a dollar and that keeping your word meant the world. He was loving, but stern. He loved surrounding himself with family. Spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting or just watering his many chili, zucchini or tomato plants. He loved seeing his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, grow up and share in their many accomplishments. He knew all his sacrifices had been worth it. Jose held God close to his heart and was a long time member of St. Francis of Assis Catholic Church. He prayed often and was devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Jose came to the US like many immigrants do, with a dream. Jose accomplished his dream, of a beautiful family, a home and most of all, a legacy of love.
He will be remembered as an amazing husband, great father and special Apa. He will be deeply missed.
He will be laid to rest near his adored Media Luna at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, California.
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