May 23, 1921 ~ July 21, 2020
Born in: Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
Resided in: Gardena, California
In Memory of Juan Manuel Estrada
Juan M. (Abuelito) Estrada, age 99 of Gardena, passed away on July 21, 2020 in Harbor City. He was born in 1921 in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico, to Rita Sara Estrada. Juan is preceded in death by his son, Juan M Estrada Palma and his siblings; Maria del Socorro Estrada Almeida, and Antonia, Alicia, and Luis Elorreaga and his former wife, Proserpina Estrada Palma. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces, 10 children, 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Juan enjoyed several successful careers in his lifetime. He helped pave roads for a railway in Chiapas; he worked at “Hotel Moreno”, owned a Mexican Deli and was a carpenter throughout his life. Juan enjoyed camping with his family. He was proud of doing 40 years of yoga. Juan loved eating fish at “San Pedro Fish Markets and Restaurants.” In his later years, he enjoyed riding his bike to the Nakaoka Community Center to be with his friends. His favorite pastime was being victorious at dominoes; he was a true champion.
Juan had a good heart and a beautiful disposition. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. We love you Abuelito, RIP.
Please join us at a gathering to honor Juan at Lighthouse Memorials and Receptions McMillian Center in Gardena on May 25, 2021.