Jose Raul Vargas

September 24, 1933 ~ May 5, 2021 (age 87)


On May 5, 2021 Jose Raul Vargas passed away unexpectedly in Watsonville. He was 87.

Jose was born in Zacapu, Michoacán, Mexico on September 24, 1933 to his parents Juan and Julia Vargas. He was a gregarious man devoted to his family. He was a gardener extraordinaire and an avid reader. He was a passionate San Francisco Giants fan and an All-County Little League Grandfather. Jose was a resident of Watsonville.

He is survived by his wife Teresa V. Vargas, his children, Carlos (Patty), Eddie (Monica), Rosa (Jose), Joey (Sylvia) and Arty (DeeDee), his siblings, Paula Cariaga, Grace Perez, Manuel, Trina Hernandez, Esther Herrera, Mary Ellen, Jane Romero, Robert, Juan, his grandchildren, Michael, Olivia, Sofia, Gregory, Adam, Julia, JoJo, Dylan, Nico, Toni, Chase, great grandchildren, Michael Jr, Daniel, Mikey, Lydia Love, Joshua, Nathan, Xander, Bella, Rio and one great great grandchild, Jazzy.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse and Jaime, and his granddaughter, Lydia Elena.

The Visitation will take place on May 13, 2021 at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel from 5:00-900 PM with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. Mass will be celebrated the following day May 14, at St. Patrick’s Church at 1:00 PM with the burial directly after at Valley Public Cemetery.

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