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.
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road