Raul David Viramontes
February 16, 1958 - September 13, 2022
Raul David Viramontes, "Papa Raul," passed away at age 64 on September 13, 2022, at his long term home in Whittier, California, where he lived with his beautiful and loving wife, Adriana L. Viramontes.
He was born to Teodulo Viramontes and Luz Maria Viramontes on February 16, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. Raul attended Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School where he excelled at football.
After high school, Raul put himself through trade school at L.A. Trade Tech and learned to be an electrician. After a few years of working in this field, he started his own business, "Viramontes Electric Company." Raul married the love of his life, Adriana, on October 22, 1983, and they had seven children together. Raul dedicated himself to work in order to fully provide for his family and give his wife the ability to nurture and care for their children at home. He also ensured his children received Catholic education from grade school through high school.
Raul is loved by many family members, and survived by his wife, Adriana, his children: Jasmin Moctezuma and husband Johnny, Raul Viramontes and wife Nayeli, Melissa Viramontes, Michelle Viramontes, Monique Garcia and husband Nicholas, Christopher Viramontes and partner Laura, Marina Viramontes and husband Andrew, Jacob Viramontes and partner Stephanie, as well as grandchildren Karina, Alana, Ben, Ella, Adriana, Elena, Alina, Raul III, Sophia, Josiah, Joseph, Jesus, Jaime, and Sebastian and great-granddaughter, Jade and his brothers and sisters: Lucy Viramontes, Victor Viramontes, Robert Viramontes, Rudy Viramontes and wife Donna, Sylvia Viramontes and Steven Viramontes.
Raul was a committed, loving husband, and dedicated father. He cherished his grandchildren, and they adored their "Papa Raul." He was a devout Catholic, who attended mass with Adriana every Sunday. Raul is known for his hard work ethic, genuine caring nature, generosity, infectious laugh, witty humor, and love for cooking his "world famous" meals for his family. Raul had a warmth about him that welcomed everyone. He gave sound advice and emotional support to those in need.
Raul enjoyed making wagers on his favorite "underdog" football teams and taking his chances at the horse races and card tables and rolling dice at his favorite casinos. He was truly a blessed man! His family was even more blessed to have him. During his last days, Raul wanted to start writing a memoir of his life. We know it would have been a best seller. We love you Dad and miss you so much.
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