Santa Paula Times

David H. Esquivel, Sr.

April 07, 2017

David H. Esquivel, Sr. 

David H. Esquivel, Sr., Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved family by his side on March 22, 2017. 

He was born August 3, 1926 in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico. He came to the U.S. in 1953 and worked with fellow braceros picking oranges and staying at the campito in town. 

Returning to Mexico to meet the love of his life Clementina, where they married on March 10, 1959. They traveled back to the U.S. and resided in the San Fernando Valley, where they began their family. 

He began working for General Motors in Van Nuys, his next employment was a company named Mode a Day, cutting layers of fabric for women’s fine apparel. Then in 1971, he moved his family to Fillmore to the housing units named El Campito next to the insectatary. Later moving to the old Rancho Sespe working as a ranch hand with the company’s cattle of herd. After the owner sold Rancho Sespe, then purchasing his home in Fillmore in 1976. Eventually, finally being employed for Fillmore Piru Citrus Association until his retirement in 1991.

He enjoyed traveling with his Lovely wife to many places including, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, and Israel where both were baptized in the holy waters of the Jordan river. But home was where he wanted to be, watching his grandchildren play sports, and he never missed a game. 

David Sr. would walk his daily morning and afternoon walks with his wife Clementina, and also enjoyed the outdoors that would include his family’s yearly outings, like camping, fishing, and Dodger games. Everybody knew him as “Lito”. His love, laughter, and sense of humor was felt by all. His remarkable strength was indescribable. 

David, Sr. is survived by his wife Clementina, children, David Esquivel Jr., wife Silvia, Irma Esquivel Axmacher, husband Whilhelm, Jaime Esquivel wife Jessica, Dina Fiorentino, husband Tony. David Sr.’s grandchildren, Pasquale Nappi, wife Cecy, David, Jaime, Tyler, Caroline, Antonino, Roy, Kiara, and great grandchildren, Pasquale Jr, Nevaeh, and Alessandro. 

The Esquivel Family would like to give a big thank you to Dr. Masiello and staff, Dr. Hakansson and staff, Assisted Hospice and staff, RN Sherri, and friends and family for your love and support.  A Memorial Service will be held 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Skillen Carroll Mortuary at 600 Central Ave Fillmore, Ca.  In lieu of flowers, please do an act of kindness with David, Sr. in mind.