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Saturday: Service for Jose Diaz, longtime Menlo Park resident

 

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Denis Church, 2250 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park, for Jose Diaz, who died Oct. 28 at the age of 89.

Born in Almendral de la Canada, Spain, he came to Menlo Park in 1957 after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Pauline Diaz, who came to California with her family in 1948.

He worked for 35 years as estate gardener for the Heller family in Atherton.

Upon retiring in 1992, he made several trips to Spain. In 2006, he and Pauline celebrated their 50th anniversary in the same church where they were married, with The Rev. Msgr. John Rodriguez of St. Denis Church as officiant.

Mr. Diaz was a loyal member of St. Denis Church and a 49ers fan. He loved his garden and would often be seen taking his daily walk along Altschul Avenue at the Alameda, say family members.

He is survived by his children, Irene Oncley of Long Beach and Peter Diaz of Redwood City. His wife, Pauline, died in 2011.

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