August 27, 1934 - June 1, 2022
Gilberto Coria, Sr., 87 years old, was born in Arteaga, Michoacan, Mexico to Francisco Coria and Josefina Sanchez. He had been suffering from Idiopathy Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and succumbed in the comfort of his own home on the morning of June 1, 2022.
Gilberto is survived by his wife of 57 years, Inda Maria de la Peña; children Angelica, Gilberto Jr., Rosina, and Rene; his grandsons Eric, Adrian, Cesar, Gilbert III, Robert, and Rene; his great-granddaughters Ruby, Nicole, and Lily; and his sisters Maria Elena, Margarita, Lucila and Leticia. Gilberto was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, loving brother, friend, and favorite uncle to all who meet him.
Gilberto had a love of vintage cars, music, movies from the Golden Era of Mexico and Hollywood, and with no fear, embraced new technology (hello Pandora, YouTube & Netflix). He could tell you who the actors were and tell you of their personal lives 70 years later. Gilberto was not a sports fan but would sit with his wife (and at times children) to watch the San Francisco Giants or 49ers. He would go to the annual “Family Fun Day” SF Giants games, sit and “watch” the game, but, in actuality, he would be listening to his music on his iPhone. It was watching everyone enjoy themselves and being together with his family, which he relished. He was “MacGyver” and a Tetris master around the house. He could fix/repair almost anything with the minimal of tools, and fit (almost) anything in a nook without measuring, and with only centimeters to spare.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Gilberto Coria on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm, Praying of the Rosery will be at 5:00 pm at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 300 Fulton Street, Redwood City, CA 94062, and Burial at approximately 1:30 pm, Alta Mesa Memorial Park Cemetery, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306.