Arthur Aguirre Jr., 83, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Art was born on September 28, 1939, to Arturo and Maria Aguirre in Los Angeles, CA.
Growing up in the shadow of the LA Coliseum, Arthur always tried to make a buck by selling peanuts at the stadium or delivering newspapers and working at a gas station as a teenager. After high school, Art worked in a bakery until he started a job as a local trucker. Arthur was a proud member of the Teamsters Union when working for Consolidated Freight. Arthur met his lifelong partner, Angelica, after graduating from Manual Arts high school, and they married on May 14, 1960, surrounded by friends and family. In 1961 Art and Angie had their first child, Patsy, and 16 months later, in 1962, they had their second child Arthur. Arthur and Angelica completed their family when they gave birth to their youngest son, Marcos, in 1965. Arthur worked hard to ensure his family was cared for and felt loved daily.
Art and Angie bought a new house in Cerritos, an exciting milestone for the family because they wanted to raise their children in a nice area. The kids grew up at this house and participated in Judo, wrestling, and tennis. Arthur spent countless hours driving his children to practices and tournaments all over Southern California while working full-time, and he was happy to do it. He enjoyed taking the family on road trips to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
In retirement, Art and Angie moved to Orange Hills and bought a beautiful home with a pool. He enjoyed gardening; their home always had the most beautiful flowers and greenest grass in the neighborhood. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Europe and Hawaii. Arthur joined a hiking club and enjoyed hosting pool parties for all of the major holidays for his family and friends. Art and Angie's grandchildren all learned to swim in their swimming pool. Art loved watching movies, playing checkers, watching the Lakers, and attending his grandchildren's sports games. He lived near a library and enjoyed walking to the library to read all of his favorite newspapers.
He was preceded in his death by his mom, Mary, and his dad, Arturo.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Angelica Moreno Aguirre, of 63 years, and his three children, daughter Patricia Aguirre Martinet (husband Louis). Grandchildren: Joseph (wife Emilie) and Monique Martinet; great-grandchildren Abigail and Annie; son Arthur Aguirre ( wife Robin); grandchildren Ashley, Eric, Brett, and Lucas; and son Marcos Aguirre (wife Michaele).