Edward Valenzuela passed away in Anaheim, California on December 1, 2018 at the age of 89. Pop as he was known by family and friends, was born on October 5, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Aguiles and Inocencia Valenzuela. He grew up and went to school in Los Angeles and would later graduate from John Francis Polytechnic High School in 1948.
Shortly after graduating, Edward married the love of his life, Rosie Alice Tercero, on September 5, 1948 at St. Patricks Church in Los Angeles. Together they eventually made their home in Whittier where they would spend nearly 60 years. During this time Edward worked as a glass maker, a sheet metal worker at Douglas Aircraft, and then as a master instrument repairman for Los Angeles City Schools from which he later retired.
Edward deeply loved music. He most especially enjoyed old Mexican waltzes that he grew up listening to with his Mother. He loved hunting and camping, as well as photography, and he even enjoyed brewing his own beer and wine.
Edward is survived by his children, Rosela Price, George Valenzuela, Martin Valenzuela, and Kathleen Viera; grandchildren, Brianne Patterson, Elisa Geiss, Alec Viera, Jordan Viera, and Rebecca Valenzuela; and great-grandchildren, Zoey Ramsey, Zander Patterson, Zabrina Massingale and Mariah Valenzuela.
A viewing will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at White Emerson Mortuary Chapel from 5pm 7pm followed by a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, December 15th at St. Brunos Catholic Church followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Rosemead, California.