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Edward Victor Mojado

 

Last updated 10/8/2021 at 5:03pm

Edward Victor Mojado, Dec. 1934 – Sept. 5, 2021, passed away at his home peacefully with his loving wife of 65 years, Carmen Mojado by his side, along with his family, Steve Mojado, Blake Mojado, Mark Mojado, Glenn Mojado, Cami Mojado and Stacy (Mojado) Esquivel. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild who all adored him.

Edward was raised on the Pala Indian Reservation; he was a graduate of Fallbrook Union High School and was an alumni of Palomar College. He was an avid athlete and participated in baseball, football, basketball and track throughout his high school and college years.

He married his wife and moved to Vista in 1956 to start a new life together and raise a family. He retired as a meat cutter from Safeway and returned to school to become a USDA Meat Inspector, which he loved, and later also retired from.

Not only was Edward an outstanding husband and father, but he was also an outstanding coach to many Little League, Pony League, Pop Warner, and Vista Girls Softball teams. If he couldn't remember a player's name, it wasn't rare to hear him call you "Garcon."

Edward was preceded in death by his grandson, "Baby" Ray Castaneda; the man who raised him, Jesus "Uncle" Moreno and both his birth parents, Francis Mojado and Concha Sepulveda. He leaves behind his siblings, Arlene Martinez, Richard Sepulveda, Mike Sepulveda, Donald Mojado and Clarence Mojado (deceased).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elizabeth Hospice: Attn. Philanthropy 500 La Terraza Blvd. Ste. 130, Escondido, CA 92025 or to the Edward V. Mojado Baseball Scholarship Fund for underprivileged players.

Services will take place on the Pala Indian Reservation at the Mission San Antonio de Pala, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2021, 3015 Pala Mission Road, Pala.

 

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