Amador Guerrero, 77, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, passed away on April 18, 2021 in Newport News, Virginia. He was born in Mexico, in 1943, and immigrated to the United States when he was 14. He settled in Los Angeles, California, where he became a naturalized citizen.
Amador graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1962 and joined the United States Air Force in 1964, where he worked as an airplane mechanic. He proudly served four years active duty, then joined the Air Force Reserves, from which he would retire, while holding the position as Crew Chief. After leaving active duty, Amador became a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and served the public in this role for 30 years, from which he also retired. He truly believed in hard work, making your own way, and no handouts.
Amador was known for his love of beer, talk radio (to include Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Wallach), vitamins, supplements, the Dodgers, the Raiders, and the penny slots in Vegas. He was an excellent cook, bordering chef level status, and enjoyed preparing fresh meals daily. His children have fond memories of him cooking various dishes in his Cerritos kitchen: chicken soup, beef soup, Fideo, Albondigas, chicken tacos, salsa, guacamole, and so much more.
Above all, Amador enjoyed a T-Bone or Porterhouse Steak cooked to only an extremely rare state; he would say “if it doesn’t ‘moo’, I don’t want it!”
Amador had a love for music, but despised “smart” devices. He had a vast taste and knowledge for music which spanned the likes of Poncho Sanchez, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Boston, Elvis, the Righteous Brothers, The Highwaymen, and so many more. Amador’s disdain for smartphones kept him from upgrading his first generation flip-phone until just four years ago; which he vowed to never text from, to which he held true to his word.
Although Amador’s immediate family was not nearby, he was a family man at heart. He selflessly and tirelessly cared for his ailing mother, had weekly phone calls with his children, and loved his grandchildren dearly. He shared his love of music with his daughter, Christina, buckets of clams at San Clemente Beach with his son,
Amador, ate at Battista’s Hole in the Wall Italian restaurant on trips to Vegas with his son, Rick, had a battle of wits playing “Jeopardy” and “Name that Tune” with his daughter, Ann, who he affectionately called “the Warden”, and shared a love for aeronautics and aerospace with his son, Amador Anthony.
Amador is survived by his five children: Christina, Amador (Miriam), Richard, Ann (Lee), and Amador Anthony (Trina); six granddaughters, one grandson, two great-grandchildren, his brother Richard, four nieces, extended family members, and a host of dear friends to include Sal and Ofelia, Miguel and Marina, and Elmer and Rachel. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law, and his nephew.
The family would like to thank their many friends for their kind words and prayers and the health professionals of the TPMG Group and the Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital for their care and kindness. The family will hold a memorial, in California, this summer.
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