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Obituary of Jaime A. Lozada
With great sorrow, the Lozada family announce the passing of our dear patriarch, Jaime Alpuerto Lozada. Jaime passed away on May 4, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 29, 1942 to Naun and Juanita Lozada of Dumanjug, Cebu, Philippines. He was the sixth child out of eight children.
Jaime attended the Cebu Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He later worked for Altas Mining wherein he utilized his training as a Chemical Engineer. While in the Philippines, he also took over the family business tending to the sugar cane plantation but was forced to vacate the land due to the initiation of Martial Law.
“Jimmy” or “Jim Beam” as he was fondly called by friends and family immigrated from the Philippines in 1976. He arrived in the US with just pure guts, bravery and the American dream. Armed with the sense of responsibility for his family, he took on many odd jobs when he arrived in San Francisco so that he could support his family that he left behind. He once worked for Loomis security; sold furniture and knick knacks in the streets of San Francisco. He also dabbled in the produce industry, harvesting and sorting all kinds of produce in the Salinas Valley. He also briefly worked at the Salinas Firestone Tire Company as a Chemist in their laboratory up until the company closed its doors. His life eventually turned in his favor as soon as he received his US citizenship and started employment with the California Department of Corrections. He worked at the Correctional Training Facility as a Correctional Officer and was later promoted to a Correctional Counselor. He was extremely proud of his employment with the State of California. He worked a total of 20 years for the Corrections department.
He was a devout believer in Santo Niño de Cebu. He once served as the Chapter President for the Bisaya USA Santo Niño, a non profit organization from 1999-2000. His devotion to the child Jesus brings him back to Cebu every year to honor and celebrate Pit Senyor Sinulog week in January as part of his devoted promise to the Santo Niño.
Jimmy was also best known for his Cebuano style lechon. In fact, he had a custom grill built in his backyard for this sole purpose. He roasted approximately 100 plus pigs in his lifetime for his famous and gregarious home parties, and for his grandchildren’s birthday celebrations. This was a hobby that he enjoyed. He was also a master cook of Filipino-Spanish inspired dishes.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his loving wife, Lina; children: Basil, Grace, Ronald, Jennifer and Lovajil; grandchildren: Kate, Alexander, Jason, Gabriella, Sophia, Giada, Samantha and Sydney; in-laws: Jennifer, Michael and Sonia; and siblings: Caridad, Sonia, Lionel and Aida.
Throughout his life, he was always dedicated to his family and ensured the survival of its legacy. He shouldered many responsibilities. He was proud to have consistently helped his parents financially while living in the US. Family members also reaped the benefit of his generosity through the years. He did it because he cared and he had a good heart.
Our heartfelt thank you to all the friends and family who were a part of his life's journey here on this earth. We feel blessed to have loved and cherished his presence for 81 years.
A visitation will be held for Jaime on Thursday, May 18th from 1-5pm with a Rosary Prayer Service at 3pm at Healey Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 19th at 9:30am at Sacred Heart Church followed by burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jaime Lozada, please visit Tribute Store