Peter Espinosa went to be with the lord at the age of 88. Peter was born in Oakdale, CA to parents Marcos and Isabel Espinosa. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1946, where he met his wife, Magdalena. Peter and Magdalena have known each other since they were 5 years old, which turned into high school sweethearts and marriage of 67 years. While attending Oakdale High, Peter was on the 1946 Championship basketball team. He also participated in pole vaulting and track. Peter also participated in a dance band that was so popular, they performed at other schools and played uncut music. After graduating from Oakdale High, Peter started working at Contadina Foods for 38+ years until his retirement. After retirement he worked at Goodwill part-time greeting people. Peter attended Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus and he was also a member of the Mexican/American Golf League. Peter also loved bowling, dancing, loved the Raiders and drinking. He will always be remembered for his stories and making people laugh. Peter left behind his wife, Magdalena; his sons Peter (Linda) and Eddie (Pam), all from Modesto. He further is remembered through his five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren. Peter also leaves behind his brother Augie Guidino. Peter was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert Espinosa, Marion Espinosa; sisters Angie Gabaldon and half-brother John Guidino and half-sister Terry Abila. A visitation will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home McHenry Chapel on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held the following day on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:30a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Modesto. A committal service will take place following the mass at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Modesto.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Sept. 14, 2016