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Jose Luis Cardenas, Sr.

November 18, 1942 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 74)

The Piano Brothers

Beloved husband of Sylvia and father to Jose Jr, Rosie, Lupe and David; he passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 23, 2017 at the age of 74, after a lengthy illness.  He was known as “Pepe” to his family and as “El Queso” to his friends.

Jose was born in Piedras Negras, Coahila, Mexico to Aurelia Rodriguez & Arnulfo Cardenas, and was raised in Eagle Pass, Texas with his sister Lucia.

He worked as a farm laborer and migrated to various states until he met the love of his life, Sylvia Soto in 1962, and they were married in Plainview, Texas.  They settled in Caldwell, Idaho where he worked as a construction worker, commercial painter and retired in 2006 after 25 years as a self-employed semi-truck driver.  They celebrated 54 years of marriage last November.

He adored his 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-granddaughters as well as all of his nieces and nephews.  

His favorite pass time was working on classic cars and hot rods with his sons.  He enjoyed cruising in his restored 1956 Crown Victoria.  He loved car shows and swap meets.  He was famous for his grilling skills and never passed on an opportunity to barbeque on a good day.

Jose is preceded in death by his son David, mother Aurelia Rodriguez and father Arnulfo Cardenas.

He is now at peace and reunited with David in heaven.  We love you Dad, we love you Grandpa, we miss your smile and playful personality.

  A viewing and rosary recital will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5-8 pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell with rosary at 7 pm.  Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church at 12:00 pm.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
July 27, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell
624 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
July 27, 2017

7:00 PM
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell
624 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Funeral Mass
Friday
July 28, 2017

12:00 PM
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
1122 West Linden Street
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Graveside Service
Friday
July 28, 2017

1:00 PM
Canyon Hill Cemetery
2024 North Illinois Avenue
Caldwell, Idaho 83605


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