“Life is what you make of it”
Pete Jimenez, 90 of Pittsburg, CA, reunited with his wife Josephine Jimenez and daughter Sandra Killips. His next journey began on June 18, 2021 at Friendship Care Home in Antioch, CA.
Dad was born in Sedgwick, Colorado on January 22, 1931, son of Isamel and Ignacio Jimenez. He is survived by his son Daniel Jimenez and daughter Regina (Gina) Jimenez; Grandchildren Melissa Pierce, Kevin Killips, Natalie Pimentel, Kirk Matthew Sullivan, Zachary Sullivan, Jesse Jimenez; Great Grandchildren Hailey Killips, Brooke Killips, Darrien Pierce, Devin Pierce, Desmond Killips; his sisters, Jessie Serrato, Ignacia (Nacha) Hernandez, Mary Truijillo, Carmen Torres, Vera Aguiniga; his brothers
Frank Serrato and George Serrato along with his nieces, and nephews.
Pete served during the Korean War in the United States Army, receiving a Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star and United Nations Service Medal. He received an Honorable discharge on December 7, 1952. Pete then worked at Sioux Ordinance Army Depot in Nebraska. Dad moved his family to California in 1967 where he worked at the Concord Naval Weapons Station as a civilian until 1968. He continued to work at Granny Goose Foods for an additional 25 years until he retired.
Pete was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, which was very important to him and never missed a family function. He supported and attended every baseball and football game to root for his son Daniel. Papa also attended sporting events for the grandchildren.
Two of his greatest passions beside family, were Oakland Raider’s and Oakland A’s. Watching the Raider’s is one of the things he enjoyed most. Pete and Josie would frequent the local Burger King for lunch every day. They made new friends and would catch up with the old ones. It was their “Hang Out” and the Burger King staff grew very fond of them.
Pete was always good for a story and loved to reminisce. You could pull up a chair and learn about the past in stories he was eager to share while his eyes twinkled.
Pete led by example as a respected patriarch and had strong values, which he instilled in his children and grandchildren. His unconditional love was ever prevalent.
The courage and loyalty he displayed in the military extended into his life as well. He did not ask for respect he earned it.