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George B. Lazo Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

George B. Lazo Jr., 70, passed away on November 20, 2012 at VA Palo Alto. Born in 1942 in Watsonville, CA. He attended Watsonville High School and graduated in the Class of 1960 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force in 1960. He was stationed at Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX., Vandenberg AFB, CA., and Beale AFB Marysville, CA. and served on the 851st Strategic Missile Squadron.

When George was a teenager, was active in swimming and playing football in school. He enjoyed making model airplanes andremote control boats. In his spare time he liked bass fishing, working on cars, metal detecting, and collection of stamps and coins. George worked at Green Giant, and then moved and settled in Salinas to work at Firestone. He then went to work at IBM in San Jose as a Test Equipment Operator for 9 years and then to McCormick Company as a Forklift Operator/ Warehouse for 11 years. After retiring, he took on a part-time job at Enterprise Rental. George enjoyed playing bingo, going to the movies, watching antique roadshow and poker tournaments on television and reading. He loved music and dancing to old school songs. He was an avid fan of the 49ers and SF Giants. Most pride of all, he loved being surrounded with all his children, grandchildren and family.

George is survived by his children, Yolanda (Ernest) Bernal, George Lazo III, Timothy (Raquel) Lazo, Renae Lazo of Salinas and Steven (Melissa)Lazo of Gonzales. 15 grand-children and 6 great-grandchildren. Siblings, Don (Sylvia) Lazo, and Marcella (Louie) Mateo; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2012 from 11:00 to 1: 00 p.m. at Ave Maria Chapel at 609 Main Street in Watsonville. Memorial starts at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Burial will be private.

Our family would like to thank the caring team at VA Palo Alto hospital and Sonora Regional Medical Center for their compassion and loving care.

For the complete article see the 11-29-2012 issue.

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