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Lucio Cipriano Elias

December 17, 1966 — October 3, 2020

Lucio Cipriano Elias, III - Born 12/17/1966 in Pomona, California - Died 10/3/2020 in Riverside, California

Preceded in death by his parents, Lucio Camarillo Elias, Jr., father, who died on 3/15/1994 and Anita Nancy Elias, mother, who died on 2/26/2016.

Lucio was named after his father, Lucio Camarillo Elias, Jr., who was named after his father, Don Lucio Duran Elias, Sr.  

Lucio, known to family and friends in his younger years as Juny and after his father’s passing, he was referred to as Junior.

Junior was the youngest of four children and is survived by his older sisters;

Cynthia A. Elias of Upland, California

Connie I. Provencio (David) of Ontario, California

Maria C. Barron (Jesus) of Merced, California

Junior grew up in Pomona, California where he spent most of his life. He was as employed as a clerk at a local convenience store, an upholsterer, he was always an auto mechanic, he worked ten plus years as a welder at Lithonia Lighting, ten plus years for Fairplex year round and finally as bonded security guard for Securitas, working special events at venues such as the Los Angeles County Fair, the Rose Parade, the local NASCAR races in Fontana and junior races in Santa Anita.

He had a big beautiful smile that could put you at ease. Being a big guy, sometimes his appearance intimidated people. He was full of heart and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Junior had a knack for working on cars and owned quite a few beauties. He loved cruising throughout southern California or wherever his wheels would take him. Cruising and listening to music while doing so was his favorite thing to do. He was always up for a car ride, any time of day and to any destination with either family or friends. 

Junior loved to read and also enjoyed writing.  He kept many journals with his thoughts on life, family, world issues and wrote poems based on the same.  It is obvious that these traits were passed on to the nieces and nephews he was closest to.

But this biggest and best part of Junior was his love for his family. He was ever loyal and protective. He gave his all to his parents, sisters, nieces and nephews. Junior took great pride in watching his nieces and nephews grow into adulthood and prosper.  Although he had no children of his own, he cared for his nieces and nephews as if they were his.

The last 20 years of his mother Anita’s life, Junior acted as her caretaker until his and her health began to suffer. He was by her side when she passed just as he was for his father 20 something years prior.

After his mother’s passing, Junior settled in Riverside, California, where he met his friend Bully and later referred to him as the brother he never had. Their loyalty to each other grew and it was Bully who was by Junior’s side when he took his last breath.

Throughout his life he dealt with his share of physical pain but his resilience, and the love for his family carried him and gave him purpose. He would walk the ends of the earth for those he loved and did so up to his final days. The battles he lived through finally became too much for his heavy heart to bare and he is finally home again with his mother and father. 

Arrangements are being handled by Richardson Peterson Funeral Home located at 123 West G Street Ontario, CA 91762

The family and everyone at Richardson Peterson thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

Richardson Peterson Funeral Home FD-737

123 West G Street, Ontario, CA 91762

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