Hector Audelo, 81, passed away on April 25, 2019, just short of his 82nd birthday, at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, after being hospitalized with an infection.
Hector was born on May 25, 1937, to Gertrude and Jose Audelo in San Fernando. He was the last surviving of nine siblings.
Hector grew up in the family bakery business led by his father. He held many positions in the baking industry in Northern as well as Southern California, including running his own bakery in Fresno.
Hector served in the U.S. Army and served as a Commander of the American Legion Post 509. He loved football and baseball and always cheered for the Dodgers but the number one team he supported was his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Hector is survived by his wife Sharon Audelo, his mother in-law Bernice Gregory, son Joseph Audelo and wife Jennifer, daughter Lori and husband Jim Kirby, son Mark Audelo, son Jody Gregory and wife Kristi, daughter Jamie and husband Greg Stuart, daughter Barbara and husband Donald Gibbons, daughter Teresa and husband Christopher Yang, and grandchildren Jami, Lindsay, Amanda, Kaitlin, Mark, Ryan, Shaylee, Brian, Aidan, Kailee, Jacob, Ashlynn, Joseph, Sydnie, Jaxon, and Edith, and four great grandchildren.
Viewing service, funeral burial and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 16, at Emerson-Bartlett Funeral Home at 35208 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa, with viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. A military burial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. in Riverside with celebration of life to follow.