Jose Azcarraga Obituary, Death Cause – On Sunday, September 3, 2023, our grandfather, Jose Noble Azcarraga, passed away peacefully in his sleep. His nickname among my family has always been Lolo Pepito. He had reached the age of 99. It is difficult for me to recall a specific moment from the time I spent with him because they all blend together so seamlessly. There is a portion of me that believes this is the case due to the fact that he took great care to ensure that his life appeared to be as commonplace as possible.
Naturally, it was not the case; yet, he managed to give the impression that it was. He always gave off the impression of being a level-headed, reliable, and trustworthy gentleman. A man of few words and few actions. A man who took great pleasure in maintaining his regular schedule. Everything that comes to mind takes place during the time when I was still a young child. For example, I remember riding on his motorcycle at some point. It is a distance of less than 2 kilometers between our house and theirs, so he would drive me there after picking me up at ours.
I would spend the day there playing, messing around with his tools, and sorting through all of the clutter that dad had gathered over the course of his life. I also remember dad assisting me with a number of school projects that called for some fundamental abilities in the areas of carpentry and electrical work. After that, there was, of course, the process of producing the tablea. You see, we manufacture our very own tablea by utilizing this milling gizmo that he fashioned. Over the course of these latter years, I made at least a number of requests for him to instruct me in the procedure. But in the end, I always managed to forget about them. I only narrowly avoided losing the photographs.
Our sorrow is lessened by the realization that now that Lolo Pepito has passed away, he is reunited with Lola Ming, his other half, who passed away 25 years earlier. This thinking helps us cope with our loss today. It is our sincere desire that, when they look at us now, they will be pleased and proud of the manner in which we continue to carry forward their legacy. They have shown us, if there is one thing we should take away from their example, it is that a magnificent life may be cut short. It is more crucial to have one that is principled and upright.