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Danny De la Rosa Cordero

November 15, 1943 — January 11, 2022

Danny Dela Rosa Cordero, age 78, passed away quietly on January 11, 2022.

 

Danny was born on November 15, 1943, in Colton, CA to the late Daniel and Josephine Cordero.  At the age of 18, Danny enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the Army Reserves for 5 years before entering active duty in 1967.  After serving in the Vietnam War, Danny married his high school sweetheart Olga Espinoza on March 7, 1970, and together they raised their three children.

 

Danny worked at Griffin Wheel Company plant located at South La Cadena Drive in Colton, CA from 1969 until the plant closed in 1982.  After his long-time service at Griffin Wheel Company, Danny would go onto other jobs.  His first was taking over and running Papo’s Video and Trophy shop located on Valley Boulevard in Colton, CA.  After that, he went onto working at American National Insurance Company and Trek Bicycle Corporation before retiring in 2009.

 

Danny was involved in both the Colton Youth Soccer Organization (CYSO) and Carl Rimbaugh Girls Softball League as a coach from 1981 – 1986.  Danny was a dedicated Rams fans (from Los Angeles to St. Louis to their return in Los Angeles).  Danny enjoyed visiting the local casinos (San Bernardino County to San Diego County), coaching his children in sports and life decisions, being a spectator and fan at his grandchildren’s sporting events, witnessing the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, and taking vacation trips with his wife. But most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

 

Danny is survived by his wife, Olga; children Tina (Philip) Valencia, Monica (Mando) Rodriguez, and Daniel (Diana) Cordero; grandchildren Elissa (David) Gomez, Jessica Valencia, Michael Rodriguez, Mia Rodriguez and Matthew Rodriguez; great granddaughter Winifred Gomez; siblings Marylou, Joe, Sandra, Mitchell, Diana and Audrey. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Josephine Cordero; siblings Peter, Robert, Henry, and Larry.

 

Danny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  His family will miss him dearly.

 

Services will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The viewing is scheduled from 9:30 am – 10 am with mass from 10 am – 11 am at San Salvador Church, 178 W. K Street, Colton, CA.  The burial will take place at 11:45 am at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA.  A reception will take place from 1 pm – 3:30 pm at Zacatecas Mexican Café, 3767 Iowa Avenue #4549, Riverside, CA 92507.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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