Jose (Pepe) Luis Veliz, 63, our beloved son, brother, and uncle passed away on December 5, 2017 in Henderson, Nevada He was born on February 2, 1954 to Arnulfo (Arnie) and Celia Escamilla Veliz in Mexicali, Mexico. Jose graduated from Napa High School in 1972. He received an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from Napa Community College.
Jose was raised in Napa, California and later moved to Los Angeles, South Bay and then Nevada.
Jose was preceded in death by his mother; Celia Escamilla Veliz. Jose is survived by his father; Arnulfo (Arnie) Veliz of Napa, California and his eight brothers and sisters; Jorge Velez of Anderson, California, Margarita Ayala (Carlos) of Woodland, California, Yolanda Schonbrun (Larry) of Berkeley, California, Ramon Veliz of Anderson, California, Armando Veliz (Lynda) of Dixon, California, Rosy Veliz of Napa, California, Susy McGovern (Jack) of Petaluma, California, and Violet Waschuck of Vallejo, California.
Jose is also survived by nieces and nephews; Cassandra Torento, Jorge Velez Jr., Karla Ayala, Carlos Ayala, Arnie Ayala, Joaquin Ayala, Vanessa Luna—Shannon, Ricardo Luna, Armando Veliz Jr., Alexiz Veliz, Alyze Bellucci, Ashley Pimentel, Josh Gore, Jessica Gore, Jordan Gore, Chloe Welch, Alexander Risley, Ana Waschuck and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM, followed by a graveside service. A reception will follow at Tulocay Reception Center, 411 Coombsville Road, Napa, California 94558. Memories may be shared at www.tulocaycemetery.org.