Herbert_Santiago, Jr.
Herbert Lawrence Santiago, Jr.
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth:  April 27th, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing:  January 3rd, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Lemoore, California, United States

Herbert L. Santiago Jr., 73 of San Jose, California passed away on Sunday January 3, 2016 in Lemoore, California.

Herb was born in San Jose, California on April 27, 1942 to Shirley Cuevas and Herbert L. Santiago Sr. Herb was survived by his two brothers David D. Santiago and Marvin Santiago Sr. Herb was married to Rosie Santiago for 12 years and had 3 beautiful children,  Lawrence Salinas Santiago, Elizabeth Santiago and Rosanna Madrid. Herb has 6 grandkids Anthony L. Santiago, David L. Santiago, Michael A. Santiago, Thomas G. Madrid IV, Adelia M. Madrid, Diego G. Madrid and a great grandchild, Jovi Madrid.

Herb was a native of San Jose, California where he lived near his beloved family.  He was employed by Varian Medical Devices as a Quality Inspector for most of his professional career. Herb was a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 7 years where he visited numerous places around the world. Herb always loved to spend time with family and friends and never missed the opportunity to listen to his favorite Mexican music, go dancing or enjoy a camping trip with family. Herb was always sure to remind you that he was your favorite Cousin or Uncle. Herb enjoyed traveling with his family never missing an invite to visit Reno, Vegas or his favorite local casino. Herb never missed a San Francisco 49ers football game on TV or passed up the opportunity to have a good time.

Later in life Herb moved to Lemoore, California. You would often find Herb sitting in his recliner wearing his Navy Veterans ball cap, watching his favorite program on TV with a smile on his face, always in the company of someone who loved him.

He will be greatly missed.

Grandpa Herb, In our hearts always and forever. 

Candle lit by  David L. Santiago  on January 9th, 2016

Señor Santiago! Hey Gramps! Muah! I love you so much Señor! We have so many amazing memories together. Each and everyone of those memories make me smile. We grew even closer over the past two years and I am ever so grateful to spend the last years of your life so closely with you.  I miss you Gramps.... I won't say goodbye because I know you will always be with me. Each and everyday something reminds me of you and I'm assured that you're always by my side. Sleep with the angels..I love you

Candle lit by  Amy Martinez  on January 9th, 2016

Gramps!! I cannot express to you enough how much your Grandson David adored you! Although I never had the privilege of meeting you, we all felt as if we did through the stories David shared with us over the last couple years, stories of laughter and tears. You lived life to the fullest and took your family along for the adventurous ride! Crazy old man, you'll be greatly missed!

Candle lit by  Monica Magoon  on January 9th, 2016

My condolences to the Santiago family.  Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Candle lit by  Emily Madrid  on January 10th, 2016

Rosanna & Family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

Emily, Tina

Candle lit by  Sarah de la Garza  on January 11th, 2016

Rosanna and the entire family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

The de la Garza family

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