March 26, 1945 ~ February 21, 2016
J. Refugio Mariscal was born on Monday March 26, 1945 in Rancho la Ceja, municipio de Garcia de la Cadena, Zacatecas, Mexico. Son of Guadalupe Mariscal Castaneda & Petra Jauregui Llamas. He is one 3 boys & 5 girls & at the young age of 19 made his way to 'El Norte'. Although he worked long & hard hours he always made sure his parents were taken care off. At the age of 30 he met Alicia Salinas, the woman who later became his wife of almost 42 years and bore his children: Michael/40 yrs old, Jose/36 yrs old, & Esther/31 yrs old. For over 50 years he humbly served numerous clients with Gardening/Landscaping needs in the Fremont, Newark, Union City area & various surrounding cities throughout the Bay Area.
He had a incredible passion for helping others. He believed firmly in helping all that he could, as much as he could, whenever & wherever he could, for as long as he could. It didn't matter if he contributed with money, time, or talent, he was just eager to cheer somebody up in any way possible. Known for cracking jokes & making people laugh was a blessing to us all. He loved animals & was an experienced equestrian rider.
On Sunday February 21, 2016 in Chula Vista, CA he went to be to with the Lord. He was 70 years old. He is survived by his wife Alicia, son Michael, son Jose, daughter Esther, daughter-in-law Delia, grandson Miguel Angel, daughter Ernestina, son-in-law Jose Ramon, grandson Jose Jr, granddaughter Vianca, grandson Ivan, brothers Justino & Juan, sisters, Teresa, Evalia, Gregoria, Francisca, Jesus, & many nieces & nephews.
Family & friends are invited to join us on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 at Chapel of the Angels. A mass in his honor will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 41933 Blacow Rd, Fremont, 94538 starting at 2:30.
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Dear Mariscal Family,
I was one of your husband/father/grandfather’s landscape customers for several years. I knew him simply as “Mr. Mariscal”. He started helping me with my yard after I became a widow and was overwhelmed with the task of taking care of my home on my own. He had kindly observed from afar the changes that had happened at my house on the corner and already knew of my plight before we became acquainted. Emphasizing that he didn’t really do his work for the money, but because he enjoyed it, he was always very kind to me and went the extra mile. I already miss him, and am so sorry for your loss. His passing is a loss for many. Sincerely, Tanis