Jan 31, 1932 - Mar 9, 2014
Lionel Flores entered the kingdom of heaven on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born January 31, 1932 in Los Angeles and raised in Van Nuys, California. The son of Walter Flores and Angela Medrano Flores. He’s the third of their five sons: Walter, Benjamin, Lionel, David and Hector. The family moved to Northern California where Lionel graduated from Casltemont High School. He was in the National Guard, attended San Francisco State, worked at the GM plant in Fremont, CA, and had a bible ministry on the radio. He later attended Laney college and retired from AT&T as a communications technician with over 25 years of service. He and his wife of over 52 years, Jenny married in 1961. They raised their children in Northern California’s Alameda County. Lionel is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving wife Jenny of Elk Grove and 7 of their 8 children: Felisa and her husband Ted Sanchez, Lionel Paul, Kezia and her husband Nick Svoboda, Andrew and his wife Linda, Evila, Gladys, Esmeralda and her husband Dean Peña. He was preceded to heaven by their late infant son Chamo. He also has seven grandchildren: Ssgt Theodore Sanchez and his wife Courtney, Isabelle, Sabrina, Jacob, Korina, Chloe, and Sophie. As well as his two great grandchildren Mariah and Macy. Along with many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He will be fondly remembered for his love of God, his love of family, a heart for others, and his love of chocolate.