March 21, 1949 ~ April 3, 2020

Born in: Houston, Texas
Resided in: Manteca, California

Moses passed peacefully from this life on the evening of April 3rd after a gradual decline in health.  He was supported by his loving family during the last days of his life.  Moses was born in Houston, Texas, to the parents of Raymond and Manuela Cardenas.  They moved to Salinas, CA around 1952 and then to Oakland, CA  where he was raised and graduated from Fremont High. In 1968, he met Emily Apodaca, they got married and had two children.  They moved to Fremont, CA in the early 70’s, where he lived for over 40 years.  Moses was a big sports fan and loved talking about it.  He had Oakland Raider season tickets for many years and also loved watching the A’s, Warriors and boxing.  He loved music, dancing and back in the day was known for his dance moves.  He never turned away family, if they needed a place to stay his door was always open.  He was a hard worker and a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather.   He most recently moved to Manteca, CA in February of 2020 where he lived the remainder of his life.


Moses is survived by two children Antoinette Cardenas-Hill (Brian) and Moises Cardenas; seven grandchildren: Davina Cardenas (Joe), Ramon Cardenas, Desirae Osejo, Andrew Cardenas, Priscilla Cardenas, Aryana Cardenas, and Moises Cardenas; one great-grandchild; Soila Martinez. Moses is also survived by his sisters Rebecca Montoya and Paula Ramponi.  He was proceeded in death by his granddaughter Bryana Osejo, brother Raymond Cardenas and sister Cynthia Nevarez.


A dad’s love is special, a gift beyond compare.  You only know the meaning when he is no longer there.  A special time, a special face, a special dad I can’t replace, with an aching heart I whisper low, I miss you dad and Love you so.

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  1. CandleMy prayers and condolences goes out to the family. May the Lord give you all strength during this time and every day thereafter. Blessings 🙏🏾

  2. CandleRest in Paradise Papa Moses , as Davina and Soila would call you. I enjoyed talking sports with you. I will never forget the day Davina and I got married and you were there to bless us. Thank you for being there for our family , no matter what the call was. You will be missed deeply.

  3. CandleYou will always be missed. Such a great person. I hadn’t seen you in 20 yrs, and still welcomed me with open arms. I’m going to miss our talks.

  4. CandleWe are saddened for your loss family, praying God’s strength, comfort and love. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. God bless you all during this time of sadness John Pineda, John Pineda Jr., and Anna Banda.

  5. CandleMy sincerest condolences cousins. To be absent in the body is to be with The Lord.
    Tom and Ann Figueroa

  6. CandleMay you rest in peace! No more suffering! Our children our hurting! Antoinette is strong, our Son very sentimental, and Grandchildern & Greatgrandaughter all Loved you very much! You will be missed. Rest easy and put your arms around our grandaughter Bryana for me.❤🙏🏻

  7. A gentle Man with a loving heart. My condolences to the entire Family. You will be missed until we meet again Love you Cousin

  8. CandleCondolences to Cardenas family my thoughts and prayers are with y’all at this time Moses will be missed but not forgotten R.I.P. Moses Love you from your Hyatt & Zamora family in Texas 🙏❤️✝️

  9. Condolences to the Cardenas family my thoughts and prayers are with y’all at this time sending prayers for y’all Moses will be missed but not forgotten R.I.P. Moses Love you from The Zamora & Hyatt family in Texas 🙏❤️✝️

  10. CandleBig Moe you was always a good pops and i want you to know i will always be thankful how you always took me in no matter what time it was . you will be missed but forever in our hearts will you stay . love you Moe . lil Tony

  11. CandleMissing you already, loving you always…No words can explain the emotions that I am feeling right now but knowing that you are with Mom, Dad, Ray, Cynthia & Bry brings comfort to my heart. Just know that I am here for your children and grandchildren & your Lil LaLa. May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and the loved ones that passed before you …. Your Loving Lil Sis Paulie

  12. CandleMy condolences to the Cardenas family my thoughts and prayers are with you all . May the Lord comfort you and give you strength knowing that Papa is resting in peace! You will always have a place in my heart Moe and I am going to miss you very much !

  13. CandleI still cant believe your gone. You have been a second dad to me for the past 29 years. You were always there to listen or give a hug. You had the biggest heart I have ever known. You had a open door for anyone who needed you. Condolences to Moe and Antoinette, Davina and the rest of the kids. May you be at peace knowing he is resting with Bry. We love you Big Moe. Me , Alfredo and the kids will cherish all the time we had with you. Love you.

  14. Myself and Zeke are sadden by your passing. You were way to young! You had a long way to go to enjoy your New House your Loving Daughter, Son and all your Grandkids and Great granddaughter that loved you very much. We will try to be here for them all. We Pray that you Rest In Peace and enjoy the heavenly family that opened their arm to you. Until we all gather once again with our Lord Jesus Christ…

  15. Moe, Zeke and I would like to say how sadden we were to hear of your passing. We’ve known you for a long while now. It’s heartbreaking that you were to young to leave your Children, Grandchildren and Lil Lala too. They will miss their Papa so much. We will do our best to be here for the kids. Enjoy the heavenly family that has open their arms to you. Rest In Peace brother till we all join Jesus Christ.

  16. CandleWishing you peace to bring comfort, strength & courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart ❤️.
    Sending Condolences on your Loss..
    Jose and Corina Madriz

  17. CandleWishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage & strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold your heart ❤️
    Sending our deepest condolences on your loss..
    Jose and Corina Madriz

  18. CandleRest in peace Moses you were our best friend and like a brother to us. You are going to be deeply missed and we are going to miss the phone calls that you gave us every so often. Our condolences to your children and family. Are memories of you will be forever.

  19. CandleRest in peace Moses You were our best friend in like a brother to us. Our condolences to the family and your children. You will be greatly missed.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family love you so much Davina God bless you and your family we just asking Holy Spirit to come and just comfort this family at this time

  21. CandleRest in Paradise Big Moe! You were a good man and loved by many. We have known each other for a long time and we have many good memories! Jim and I send our condolences and love to all of the Cardenas family and we want you to know we are here for you! Rest easy Moe, until we meet again!

  22. CandleRest in Paradise Big Moe! You were a good man and loved by many! We have known each other a long time and have many good memories! Jim and I send our love and condolences to all the Cardenas family and want you to know we are here for you! Rest easy Moe, until we meet again!

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