David Theodore Cancino Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, passed away peacefully at home on August 29, 2013, at the age of 55. He was born on December 6, 1957, in Los Angeles, CA to Joe and Helen Cancino. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Ermelinda; three daughters: Yolanda, Elaine, and Melinda; seven grandchildren; mother Helen; sister Rosie; brothers Danny and Dennis; and faithful dog, Bella. He was a successful contractor and businessman who was a pioneer in the field of decorative concrete. His career began with Cancino & Medina Construction Co. and he later became co-owner of Cancino and Sons Engineering, before founding his own company, David T. Cancino Custom Concrete, and most recently, MAD Engineering. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, and other outdoor activities, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. A gathering of family and friends and the Service will be held at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – McMillan Center in Gardena on Sunday September 8, 2013 from 1:30pm until 6:00pm.

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  1. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,

    just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Carmen Medina

  2. I’m praying that God will send comfort to you all at this time. You don’t have to be strong right now. Let the love of God and your loved ones be your strength. God Bless you all.

  3. Praying for the whole family. May our Lord Jesus Christ uplift you all with HIS everlasting Peace, Comfort and Strength.
    Love you and God Bless. Michael & Bennie Trujillo

  4. I love you nino.. he will be truly missed.. i keep hearing his voice greeting me everytime he saw me “hi mija” how are you? He would say with a hug & kiss i will never forget the moments growing up going to big bear family parties and when he was the dj at my moms wedding reception we had in my nanas family room he picked my mom & step-dads first dance song yes i remember. . Stay in my corner an oldie .. he was such a soft spoken private person i will forever hold him close to my heart and he will always be missed & remembered. .

  5. I know that no words to ease the pain & loss that you are feeling right now. My heart goes out to the Cancino family during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
    Love, Beto & Lulu Partida Family


  7. Compa David, where do I even begin, we are still in utter disbelief that you are no longer here with us. You were a great man, a hard worker, great father, grandfather, and husband. Even though over the years as our kids got older we didn’t keep in contact as much, we will forever cherish the memories that we have of trips to Lake Cachuma, Big Bear, or even if it was you guys just coming over for the weekend. To my comadre Melinda and girls, we cannot even imagine what you all are going through, just know that our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all during this time and that heaven gained an amazing man. RIP compa until we meet again.
    May God bless all of the Cancino Family
    Steve and Marylou Medina & Family

  8. I will never say goodbye to you my Father… the first man in my life..my first love..because I know this is not the end for us to see each other…You will only be going to a place where there€™s no pain nor suffering…I am happy for you… for you will be with God…For now we need to go are separate ways…I remember how your arms would hold me & give me strength…You were always there to listen, love, & defend me in everything… In my triumphs you were always proud…I€™m very grateful & proud to call you my dad… When Times were tough I knew You did what you could…to help me through You could fixed anything you laid your hands on There wasn€™t a thing you couldn€™t do With a little cement or glue.;-). You made me so proud on my wedding day When you so unselfishly gave me away a single tear gently fell as u hugged me and wished me well.Here deep inside my heart you€™ll always be…I would give up everything I have just to hug you one more time…I remember the last time I held your hand & hugged you so tight & how you looked at me in the eyes & told me everything is going to be alright…If only I could turn back the time I would have never let you go…I felt the world stop & my heart stop beating when they told me you were gone…How I wish I was only dreaming but this nightmare is never ending…Just like the rain… tears fell down from my eyes… I Thank you Dad€.For always understanding, listening, caring, & loving me your whole life…The greatest gift God gave me was YOU… my Dad€It€™s difficult to let you go but I must€I must return the gift God gave me€Till then…See you in Heaven€™ your forever an Everlasting impression that I will carry in my heart forever..

  9. David,
    So broken hearted to hear about your passing. It’s was so unexpected …. I wish Melinda, and all of the Cancino family
    Some comfort, in knowing that he was loved by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

    Luv, David (yoya) Maria Puga.

  10. To my Cousins and Aunt Helen. It has been a long time since we have been in contact however I am still in disbelief.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest Sympathy to you all.
    My Deepest heartfelt Condolences to Davids wife, kids & grandkids.. Keep strong in your faith for our hope is in Jesus who gives eternal life.
    Peace and Love,
    Your Cuz Cindy and Uncle Gompers

  11. Nino, I still don’t want to believe that you are gone, heaven took an amazing man all too soon. You were a great man with a heart of gold and a personality like no other. I wish I was able to spend more time with you and my Nina but I will forever hold all the memories I have of you close to my heart. Please watch over my Nina, your girls, and beautiful grandchildren. You will truly be missed RIP Nino I love you
    Nicolle Medina

  12. May God Bless The Cancino Family… To my Sister and Nieces prayers are with you all, May our Lord Father hold you and comfort you… Love you
    Jim and Juana Sepulveda

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