Arthur Coronado

Sep 10, 1954 - Nov 8, 2011


Arthur “Tudy” Coronado

Born to (Juan and Guadalupe Coronado), the 7th of 13 children, Josephine, Juanita, Marylou, Jesse, (Lupe), (Sammy), David, Rosie, Angie, Maggie,
(Danny) and Albert. Arthur attended Ethel Phillips Elementary School, California Junior High School and graduated from Sacramento Senior High School in 1972. After graduation, he married Eva Gomez and had 4 children, Arthur II, Gina, Lia and Juan. Grandfather to 9 grandchildren, Artre, Vanessa, Liliana, Serena, Amare, Aaron, Michael, Lorenzo and Qishaun who affectionately called him, “Papa Glasses”. Although divorced later, Arthur, Eva and her husband Terrell remained a very close knit family unit, forming a united front in parenting their 5 children between them.

Arthur became a born-again Christian in September of 1985 and lived the rest of his life serving the Lord and sharing his life changing experiences with others. A faithful servant with a gentle and loving spirit, he touched many lives.

Arthur worked for Volunteers of America for 24 years. He enjoyed his work and assisting others. Having taken courses in horticulture, he was featured in a local magazine and planted various plants on the Volunteers of America grounds and took pride in his contribution to the landscape.

Another love of Arthur’s was to go “over the hill” to his second home, The Nugget casino in Reno. Here “Mr. Coronado” was often a big winner and loved being treated like royalty with many free rooms, meals and free plays which he often extended to his sisters and children.

Always on the relentless quest to find the equivalent to his mother’s cooking, he visited many restaurants. If he liked the meal, he would take the menu and circle his favorite dish. Tacos were his favorite food item and were always requested on his birthday and Father’s Day, putting many aside to take home “for later.”

He enjoyed long nature walks in solitude, taking in God’s beauty. His favorite places being downtown, the parks, and pathways along the river. He spoke often of seeing his Savior, face to face one day and shared his gratitude for all that God had given him. He will be greatly missed by many as he walks in the glory and love of the Father.

A memorial service will be held on 11/18/11 at 6 pm at Andrew’s and Greilich Mortuary 3939 Fruitridge Rd. Sacramento, Ca. Inurnment will be private.

Funeral Home:
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820


  • Ma says:

    Pa, we’ve come a long way, you and I. Our bond, never to be broken, even now. Brother and sister in Christ for eternity. We will miss you so, and will carry on as you would want us to, remembering your time with us all, will always be as we carry and share our memories. You will never be our past. Rest in the peace and love of God.

  • Ron Leslie says:

    To this day STILL the only man I feared (aka respected) as a father. I never could master learning how to speak so softly yet profoundly getting my point across like you. I’ll indeed still try. RIP Senior Coronado.

  • Roselle Mendoza says:

    Your family is in my prayers. May the lord give you strength and keep you strong. Keep the love your father shared going.

  • Ezac Reyes says:

    A man of great faith and love! Everyone will miss him!

  • Angelo & Judy Gama says:

    Arthur you will always be in Spirit with Angelo and myself. Our days at VOA and the friendship the 3 of us had was always the BEST! Our times going over the hill and winning $$ is full of memories. Your family and friends are so Blessed to have shared time with you. We love you.

  • Tammie & Chayce Ruffin says:

    I feel like I’m meeting you for the very first time, but I can recall it being at your granddaughter Vanessa’s birthday party in 2010. You were in the kitchen helping Lia make tacos πŸ™‚ Your spirit about you was so warm & inviting. Although we haven’t spent much time… I promise to help be there for your family, who is indeed my second. I’m honored to have met you when I did. You made it! You’re resting! We love you! Tammie & Chayce

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