|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1926|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2002|
Santa Clara County
Served US Navy 1943-1945. Devoted husband of Geraldine Lorene Chacon, also in this cemetery. Loving father, guardian and guide who left us the greatest inheritance we could ever hope for. No land, no property, no investments, just courage, dignity, and honor.
He fought in the Pacific Theater. His pet was the USS Greenlet, ASR 10. Although he had plenty of war stories which we never grew tired of, they were nothing worthy of John Wayne. They were more worthy of Beetle Bailey. He really put a human face on the day-to-day life of a serviceman of WW2.
He met my mother at The 5-Spot, in San Jose, California. We, his children, are understandably grateful for his thirst for coffee. He taught us what it meant to live by your own code, what it meant to be strong, and the understanding of discipline tempered with love. He taught us to laugh at ourselves, and not to "let the door slam behind you when you go out to set the world on fire. You might have to come back for the matches."
He sacrificed what he had to give us the best chances he could in life. He was strong, dedicated, honest, and the greatest dad we could ever have hoped for. Walk now with Mom and rest well. God knows you've earned it.
Geraldine Lorene Donald Chacon (1927 - 1997)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Created by: The Passenger
Record added: Oct 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9610976