April 6, 1934 ~ April 17, 2009
Hector Estrada Madrid, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009 in Torrance. He was born in Redondo Beach, CA on April 6, 1934. Hector served in the US Army. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Hector was a graduate of Redondo Union High School. He worked for ILWU, Local 13, as a longshoreman at the Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors for 40 years.
Hector loved the beauty of the earth, flowers, the ocean and all of Gods creations. His hobbies included dancing, singing, fishing, and family genealogical research. Hector was devoted to his immediate and extended family never missing family get-togethers and celebrations. He loved the missionaries of the Church, admiring their devotion to the Savior and their desire to serve others.
Hector is survived by his brother, Herbert Madrid of Torrance, CA; brother, Alex (Mary) Madrid of Torrance, CA; sister, Lillian (Frank) Gardiner of Provo, UT; sister, Grace (Gene) Hand of Redondo Beach, CA; sister, Rose (Clark) Sandberg of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; sister, Violet (Ray) Brown of Highland, UT; and brother, Carlos (Linda) Madrid of Torrance, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glafira and Isabel Madrid; and his brother, Claudio Madrid.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews that include Ricardo, Armando, Claudio, and Marcos Hand, Lisa and Frankie Gardiner, Clark, Mark, Darren, Kara, Jana, Brent, , Breanne Sandberg, Alexia, Chad, and Ché Madrid, Liana, Mario, and Tony Brown, Maricela, Noelle, Daniela, Jessica, Carlos, and Alberta Madrid, and spouses of his nephews and nieces and many great nephews and great nieces.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Tuesday April 21, 2009 from 5 to 9pm. The Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Redondo 2nd Ward, 715 Knob Hill Redondo Beach, on Wednesday April 22 at 12:30pm. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LDS Missionary Fund or Cancer Research for Mesothelioma.
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