Obituary of Elias Orpia Evangelista
Elias Evangelista passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM due to natural causes in Salinas, CA. He was 98 ½ years old. He was born on July 20, 1921. Elias was a man of discipline. He joined the U.S. Army in 1946 post World War II where he worked as an x-ray technician. He married Remedios Osma in the Philippines on December 25, 1949. He requested a transfer to Fort Ord, CA where he established his family and resided in Salinas, CA for 52 years. He worked hard to give his family a great life. He retired in 1995 and travelled abroad to see the world with his wife.
He was preceded by his daughter, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his wife, Remedios; his seven sons Leo, Romie, Rico, Cesar, Eddie, Raul, and Noel; his daughter, Cynthia; and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas, Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 1 - 9 PM.
Rosary will be held Thursday, at 6:00 PM at the Mortuary Chapel.
Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held at Madonna Del Sasso Church, 320 E Laurel Drive, Salinas, on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM beginning with 30 minutes of viewing followed by the Mass at 1:00 PM.
Burial will follow at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Prunedale