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Jessie G. Gallardo
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Obituary for Jessie G. Gallardo

Jessie "Mr. Baseball" G. Gallardo, 94, of Soledad, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, May 7, 2018.

He was born October 20, 1923 in Orange, California and had been a resident of Monterey County for over 75 years. He worked as a tractor operator for Major Farms, having retired in the early 2000's, after 65 years of work. He was very active in the community, having helped to build the Little League Baseball parks and the Soledad BMX track. He was named Grand Marshall of the Soledad Fiesta in 1994 and The Gallardo Park was named in his honor in 1994 for all his years of involvement in the Soledad Little League and Babe Ruth League He loved to coach, teach and play baseball. He was the coach for the Soledad Bears for many decades and enjoyed playing on the July 4th "Old Timers" games. Jessie played in the semi-pro league and was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants.

He is survived by his children; Becky (Manuel) Mendoza of Soledad, Shirley (John) Holguin of Soledad, Ernest (Lynda) Gallardo of Greenfield, Dima Ferrel of Ceres, Lilly Gallardo of Soledad; 16 grandchldren; 40 great grandchildren; siblings, Paz Snyder, Betty Valles, Leandra Martinez, Efrain Gallardo, Juan Gallardo, Vivian Gallardo, Virginia Munoz. He was precedd in death by his son, Jesse "Babe" Gallardo; siblings, Pete Gallardo, Donicaino Gallardo, Guadalupe Torres, Connie Trevino, Rumalda Torres.

Visitation:
Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm
at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, Soledad

Rosary:
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7 pm
at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, Soledad

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 am
at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, Soledad

Burial:
Soledad Cemetery District


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

14

May

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Soltude Catholic Church

235 Main St
Soledad, CA 93960

Rosary

Monday

14

May

7:00 PM
Our Lady of Soltude Catholic Church

235 Main St
Soledad, CA 93960

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

15

May

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Soltude Catholic Church

235 Main St
Soledad, CA 93960

Cemetery Details

Location

Soledad Cemetery District

1711 Metz Rd
Soledad, CA 93960

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