Efrain (Fred) Pina

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December 26, 1960 ~ February 3, 2021

Born in: Morelia, Mexico
Resided in: Newark, California

Efrain (Fred) Servin Piña was born in Morelia, Michoacán Mexico on December 26, 1960 to parents Hector and Minerva Piña. Efrain grew up in Newark California and attended Newark Memorial high school, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Berta Piña. They were married for 30 years and had two beautiful children Freddy Piña and Anita Nassar along with three precious grandchildren, Alyssa Moreno, Zenna Nassar and Ziad Nassar. Efrain loved his family unconditionally and was so very proud of his children. Efrain worked for Raychem Corp. for 28 years.

Efrain was very involved in his church and gave back to his community by helping feed the homeless in Fremont, Union City, Hayward, and Castro Valley.  He also delivered food for needy families in Newark and Fremont and encouraged all people he encountered.


His devotion and firm belief in God supported him throughout his life and ultimately gave him peace. The Lord took him home on February 3, 2021 where he has reunited with his Father Hector Piña and Brothers Rick and Hector Piña Jr.  It brings us much comfort knowing he will be watching over his family. Efrain was blessed to have spent his last days with his good friend Fairilla Turner.

Efrain is survived by his son Efrain Piña Jr. and his fiancé, Monet Borjon, his daughter Anita Nassar and her husband, Sadik Nassar, Berta Piña and grandchildren Alyssa Moreno, Zenna Nassar and Ziad Nassar.

Mother Minerva Piña, sisters Sylvia Kaufman and her husband Bob, Mary Piña and her husband Jose, Marina Rodriguez, Martha Garza and her husband Armando.

He will be dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Creator.


Due to COVID-19, the services will be private/invitation only but the zoom to attend while at home is attached below.



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  1. CandleI don’t know how I’m supposed to get through this knowing that your not near. I’m going to miss your bright smile and wonderful laugh. Your memories are forever in my heart. Thank You for being my big brother. Rest In Peace…

  2. CandleMy heart is broken knowing that your not near. I’m goin to miss hear your voice and your beautiful smile. Your memories will forever live in my heart. I know your at peace and smiling down on all of us. Thank you for being my big brother!

  3. CandleDear Brother life on this earth will not be the same without you. I take comfort in knowing that our Lord and Savior Jesus made a way for us to be reunited again someday. Thank you for all the love you showed us while you were with us. I will miss your laughter, walks together and good cooking! Enjoy your eternal new life in heaven and rejoice! ❤️✝️

  4. CandleI remember Freddy growing up. He was always a sweet little boy with a great smile. He will be missed by all. My condolences to Mini, his mother and his entire family. Rest In Peace with your dad now and say hello to my parents.

  5. We are all very saddened about your departure our beloved Freddy. Our hope is that we will rejoice together in eternity, where now you are celebrating for days on end, your reception with our Lord and Savior. May God bless us all with the hope we have in Christ Jesus. We love you Freddy and thank God for you, and for the time we had together here albeit short.

    Our heartfelt condolences reach out to my aunt Mini and the entire family ❤️

    May our hearts find comfort in the Spirit of the Lord now and for eternity. 🙏🏼

  6. CandleFred, I am saddened that you left too soon and I will forever hold in my heart the good memories we had over the last 44 years. It brings me much comfort knowing you’ll be watching over our children and grandchildren and keeping them safe until we meet again.

    God took you in his loving arms, He saw you needed rest. His garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best.

    Rest In Peace, ❤️ love Berta

  7. CandleFreddy, it was nice meeting you.
    Good Luck and may the Lord preserve
    You, always. With Love from Jesse Rivera.

  8. CandleI’m sad to hear you passed, but know you are now at peace in Gods arms.
    Rest In Peace Uncle Fred. I will remember all the wonderful memories ❤️.


  9. Efrain
    It was the worse news that i received on February 3, 2021, that you had passed.
    I am so heart broken because we had so many plans. I am so thankful for the time that we had together. As much as I want you back, I feel that you are with our Lord and Savior looking down on us and praising the Lord every day. It gives me comfort knowing that you are not struggling, nor suffering anymore. I will cherish the memories that we had. Until we meet again, you just keep praising God.
    Love you,
    Fairillia Turner

  10. CandleRest easy uncle Fred. It was great living with you from time to time and I will always remember watching the NFL playoffs with you back in 2016 at our house in San Diego. I will also always treasure watching the Giants capture their 2010 and 2012 World Series Championships that we witnessed together on tv back when my family was living in the Bay. You taught my brother and I things that my dad couldn’t before he passed away. From practicing baseball to teaching us how to be men: you were very much like a second father to my brother and I. Go Raiders, Giants, and Warriors! The teams you introduced me too. You are forever my favorite Uncle.

    • Well said Cousin, he loved you and your brother with all of his heart! He is watching us all now from heaven.

  11. Our tears hear on earth are many because we loved Fred .. we know you struggled in this life..you left behind so many …our comfort is you are at peace n you are sitting with Jesus n our departed family n friends. I met you in church with your sister Marina and immediately felt we had know each other for ever ..I was struggling with my loss of my nefew also had gone to Teen Challenge.. I prayed for my nefew healing n sobriety as I did for Fred as well for a year and half . I realized God was answering my prayer n God brought you home with him as well as my nefew It hurts everyday but memories will get us all through We will see you again Family lean into your feelings n keep your love alive by remembering the good things you May you find peace 🙏🙏🙏

  12. CandleFor the short time that i knew Efrin i could tell he loved his kids just by the way he talked about them. He was a proud yet humble man. He is now serving the Lord face to face. Now you can Rest in Peace Efrin, no more worries of the world.

  13. CandleDearest Freddy,
    You leave us with heavy hearts knowing that the phone calls will no longer be coming to check on the family to make sure everyone is doing well. Instead we are left to reflect on the beautiful memories you left all of us, each one unique to each one of us. From memories of childhood games, bar-b-ques, family
    get together’s, phone calls or just just simply spending time together. However one thing was definitely constant to all, the beautiful smile, the chuckle when you laughed but most of all the love we felt from you. These are the things we will miss, but take comfort in knowing you are at peace. You will be missed dearly Primo. Until we are reunited again.
    Rest in love.

  14. CandleDear Friend Efrain
    Words can’t express the grief I felt when I heard you passed, my heart was broken, even though we never met in person, the short time we talked, impacted my life with your kindness
    And care, I thank you for the prayer you did over the phone. You were truly anointed, will miss the phone calls to see how I was doing with my illness
    It was a gift to be in the same prayer group together with Pastor Eliana
    You will forever live in the hearts of all who loved you. No more struggles for you, now I feel at peace you are with our Lord and savior for eternity
    Will meet in heaven for the first time
    And will work for the Lord together
    See you later Efrain.

  15. CandleDear Pina Family –

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son/brother, Fred Pina. One of my fondest memories of Fred is when we would all be in the street playing flag football. Oh, the fun we had playing sports in the street!

    Fred was taken too soon and too young. May you find comfort knowing he is with the angels.

  16. CandleBrother Fred , I will always cherish the memories that we had growing up from high school to cruising our car’s, I can still see you in your green riviera ! My brother Rest In Peace & I will see you again one day. Berta, my prayers are with you & your family, blessings. Love always Víctor Muñoz.

  17. Dear Cousin Fred,
    I’m going to miss that warm smile of yours. Last we spoke, you gave me such sound advice on how to help my Dad with his health. I never imagined it would be the last time we spoke. I have so many great memories of you that it brings me comfort during this sad time. God speed Fred. Tell Hector, Rick and my Uncle we miss them. Love you cousin.

  18. CandleFred,
    U will be forever missed. I will always remember the times we shared and the talks we had. U will always be my brother. Rest In Peace.

  19. I have so many great memories since high school of my brother Fred. He was a very nice man. He loved all his family and friends. He was that kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back. When I think of him at this moment I can hear his beautiful unique laugh and see his big smile. Brother Fred I will truly miss you.
    Rest in paradise.
    love Chris

  20. CandleWe already miss you Uncle Fred!! We’ll always remember the great times we had at family parties and camping. You were always so nice, happy and had a huge smile on your face and always asked us how we were doing. We always knew if we ever needed anything you would be there. May you rest in peace.
    Chris and Felicia

  21. CandleMay you rest in peace Fred. You’re probably hanging out with Martin talking about the old days. Give him a hug for me
    ~Jo Anna

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