Roberto Espinoza Jr., 62 of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in his residence.
On July 9, 1951, he was born in Warsaw, to Robert and Susana Beatrice (Reyna) Espinoza Sr. He was united in marriage to Patricia Castle on Dec. 1, 1979, in Warsaw, who survives.
A lifelong resident of Kosciusko County, Roberto worked for Dana Corporation in Syracuse, Ind., for 34 years, retiring in 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 – 1974. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter- Day Saints, Warsaw, American Legion Post #258, Pierceton, where he served as past commander and the VFW Post #1126, Warsaw. He was also a member of the U.A.W. through Dana Corporation. Roberto was very active in VA Reunions, American Red Cross, the Democrat Party and was especially active with his family and friends. He was the oldest of six children.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Espinoza, Warsaw; three children: Antonio Robert (Lety) Espinoza, Goshen, Ind.; Aaron Joseph Espinoza, San Diego, Calif.; Leah Nicole Espinoza, Warsaw; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; his mother: Susana Beatrice Espinoza, Pierceton, Ind.; his sister: Delores Espinoza (David) Bumbaugh, Claypool, Ind.; four brothers: Roland ‘Felix’ (Dixie) Espinoza, Warsaw; Armando ‘Mandy’ (Sarah Ann) Espinoza, Pierceton; Reuben Espinoza, Pierceton; and Steven (Joanna) Espinoza, Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law: Robert Castle.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the funeral chapel with Bishop Jeff Walter officiating and military honors provided by American Legion Post #258, Pierceton. Burial will be at a later date. There will be a gathering of friends and family, following the service on Friday, at American Legion Post #258, Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross, 320 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
To sign the guestbook or leave online condolences, visit the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel’s website.