On August 31, 2022, Carlos Cordova, Jr. 78, of San Leandro, Ca., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born March 2, 1944, in Alamosa, Co. the son of Carlos Cordova, Sr. and Helen Cordova of Alamosa. Carlos graduated from Alamosa High School in 1962. He was loved by everyone who knew him, and he loved all he met. No one was a stranger to him. He was in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1969. He was first stationed in San Diego, Ca., then on to Oakland, Ca., where he served as a medical technician and received a National Defense Medal. During his service in Oakland, he met the love of his life, Dolores Montoya. They married on June 18, 1966.
After his service in the Navy, Carlos became a professional photographer as well as working in the photo lab, developing photos. He and his wife lived in the Bay Area, California with their two children. During his spare time, Carlos enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley Davidson and Honda custom chopper, photography, tech gadgets, caring for his plants, reading James Patterson books and being with his family and friends.
He is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Dolores Cordova of San Leandro, Ca., his children, Richard Cordova (Yamel) of Newark, Ca., Wanda Cordova of San Leandro, Ca., his three grandchildren, Damien Cordova (Mika) of San Leandro, Ca., Ethan Cordova-Medina of Newark, CA and Elias Cordova-Medina of Newark, Ca., his sister, Regina Cordova-Parrill (Chris) of Monte Vista, Co., two sisters-in-law, Joann Boyd of Las Vegas, Nev., Madeline Ramirez (Oscar) of Tucson, Ariz., brother-in-law, Michael Montoya of Las Vegas, Nev., Uncle Amos Cordova (Julie) of Durango, Co., Aunt Priscilla O’Campo of Sacramento, Ca.
He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Carlos was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Luis and Regina Suazo and Ben and Beatrice Cordova.
A celebration of life and burial will take place at a later date.