Alfonso Rios, 89 died November 22nd at his home in Gardena surrounded by his family. Alfonso was born in El Paso Texas, on March 5th, 1930. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After his time in the military, he moved to Gardena in 1954, where he lived until his passing. On August 3rd,1954 he married Virginia Pier. He graduated from El Camino College in 1960 and worked at Hitco in Gardena for 32 years until his retirement in 1992. “He was an avid reader and a diehard Dodger fan.” He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Rios, son Alfonso Rios Jr., daughters Patricia Rios Ellena and Dr. Norma J. Rios, granddaughters Stacy Rios, Jennifer Hetrick and Brandi Ellena, and great granddaughter Sarah Hetrick. He will forever be in our hearts.

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