Adrian Nieto Sr. June 20, 1939- July 17, 2014 was a resident of Watsonville for the past 40 years. He was born to Ofelia Nieto (Arteaga) and Manuel Nieto Sr. in Los Angeles California.
Adrian was proud of having served his country as an Army Reserve. During his time in the military he received training to become Military Police and later used this knowledge and served his community as a reserve officer for Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.
He moved to the Watsonville area over thirty-six years ago when he was offered a position in Salinas.
Those who knew Adrian remember him best for his fierce love, loyalty and generosity to his family and those he considered his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Oralia Nieto "Lala" and his children Adrian Nieto Jr. (Nubia Padilla), Anastacia Nieto Contreras (Andres), Dina Mann (Jesse) and Elizabeth Salse (Richard) his brother Anthony Nieto (Susan) and sisters Ofelia Ruffo (Eric) and Mary Cathcart (Richard) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Adrian was preceded in death by his parents and brother Manuel Nieto Jr.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Albert Crevello and his staff as well as Hospice of Santa Cruz County.
Visitation services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:00-9:00PM with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel.
Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Church of the Assumption at 11:00AM.
In Lieu of flowers, family requests donations to be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz County.