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Jose Aurelio
Salcedo (Salcedo)

May 3, 1966 – January 2, 2021

Jose Salcedo
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Obituary for Jose Aurelio Salcedo (Salcedo)

Jose Aurelio Salcedo Sr.
May 3rd, 1966 – January 2nd, 2021

Jose Aurelio Salcedo Sr. was born May 3rd, 1966 in French Camp, California to Susie and Aurelio
Salcedo. He grew up in a blended family of 13 siblings and was the first child to the marriage of
Susie and Aurelio together. In the vocal words of his 10 older siblings who assisted in raising their
little brother, he was a spoiled rotten little brat, but we loved him!!

One summer in 1981, while Jose was visiting his sisters in Northern California, he met the love of his
life at the early age of 15 years old in Brentwood, CA. Cupid’s arrow struck, the son of a musician had
fallen in love with the daughter of a local farmer, a well-respected strict foreman (Don Francisco).
Jose being a city boy with a talented voice and the swift Southern California fashion apparel quickly
impressed the local Valley girl Carmen Solorzano, serenading her with his charming voice, they both
eloped in blissful love! They married and together they had 5 children together.

He was loved by many!! Best known for his exquisite love of being a Mariachi teacher in the city of
Tracy and The San Joaquin Valley surrounding areas, he mostly taught grades K-College with Erica,
Sarah, Daniel, and David Rosas and on occasion, our father had the delight of his mentor and
Mariachi Professor showing up to check on his prodigy and proudly assist him to train, teach and
shape bright young minds. This mentor was his own Father, our grandfather Tathita who played a
significant role in our upbringings!

To name a few places, Jose taught at Tracy North School Elementary, Tracy City Hall Community
Center, Tracy, Merrill F. West High School, The Tracy Guadalupe Center where he also volunteered
every year as the Menudo Soup Cook, The Turlock Los Luceros de Osborne Elementary, Stockton
Cesar Chavez High School, Delta College, and Sacramento State University.

Jose worked for the City of Tracy, CA. for the Parks and Recreation Department, he was well known
within the Community. Jose and his Mariachi band made up of his children and students performed
every year at various events such as the Tracy Bean Festival, the Portuguese Hall, various locations
throughout the Central Valley ranging from Sylmar, CA. to California’s State Capital and the State Fair
at Cal-Expo. Our father was like “Siri”, he could hear a tune or a song and pick up fast! He inherited
his gifted talents from our beloved grandfather Aurelio Zuniga Salcedo. “Tathita”.

Our Father was a very jolly man, our mother was the love of his life and he will continue to be the
love of her life!! She was his “Viejia” and he was her “Pampuchi”! His siblings called him “Piutis”. We
called him Daddy!! He was a friend to many, a very giving and generous man of his time and efforts!
Most of all a Devoted husband to his Wife, Children, grandchildren, and his prized possession, his
emotional support dog, his fur baby Shih Tzu “Osito” who meant the world to him. A very strongwilled man indeed! Her husband, our father!! Their Grandpa!!

The year was 2014 and it marked a turn of events for Jose that he never had a chance to bounce
back from. He started Dialysis treatments. Through the suffering from aches and pains in his bones
and body, he refused to stop driving, our parents had a bond like no other!! They did everything
together!! She was his caretaker, a good wife, and a super mom!! He woke up every morning and
drove his grandchildren to school most days, he then proceeded to his dialysis treatments, after
dialysis he would pick up his Vieja and they would go pick up the grandchildren from school and
take them to buy snacks from the Elote man, McDonald's or Starbucks. It’s true what they say, we
learn so much from our parents, our grandfather spoiled us all rotten as children, he repeated the
trend with his own grandchildren. He was stubborn for sure, we would request that he get rest but
already knew that when daddy was on a mission and had his mindset, well there was no changing
his mind, we learned to respect his wishes and not question his authority.

Entered eternal life on January 2nd, 2021. He is survived by his wife Carmen, his children Jose Jr.,
Sophia, Erica, Sarah, Daniel Salcedo & Osito. His 15 grandchildren. His mother Susie Salcedo and his
siblings and all his extended family friends!!

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First Visitation

When Monday, January 18th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Additional Information

Service Information

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 11:00am
Holy Family Center
12100 Valpico Rd.
Tracy, CA 95377

Rosary Service

Monday, January 18th, 2021 5:00pm
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202

Interment Information

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 12:30pm
Park View Cemetery
3661 E. French Camp Road
Manteca, CA 95336
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