Mar. 30, 1935 – Jan 7, 2016
Resident of San Jose
Arthur passed away at his home in San Jose at the age of 80. Arthur was born to Eva J. Bucks in Los Angeles and raised in the Bay Area. At an early age his family moved to San Jose, California. This is where he met and married his loving wife of 56 years, Catherine Vasquez. As a Marine he served in the Korean War, after which he made a 20 year career working for the Ford Corporation in Fremont California. Arthur loved his family and was a hard worker and provider. Arthur is preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine Avila in 2009. Survived by his siblings Irene Avila Wolf and Roger Calles and numerous other relatives and friends. Cherished father of June Chayrez, Dempsey Avila, Esther Bracamonte, Carolyn Slade and Ephraim Avila. Loving grandfather of 22 grandchildren, and great-grandfather to 33 grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral services for Arthur Avila will take place at Oak Hill, Chapel of the Oaks. Viewing is on Monday, January 18th from 9am-9pm. Memorial service is at 7pm. Funeral service is on Tuesday, January 19th at 10am.