Oct. 11, 1998 Salinas Monterey County California, USA
Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 15, 1998
Salinas – Abraham B. Boronda, a retired truck driver and a descendant of the pioneering Salinas Valley family, died Sunday in Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He was 83. Mr. Boronda, who was known as Abe, was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Castroville and was the last surviving child of Ignacio Luis Boronda. Ignacio Boronda's family was the last to live in the Boronda Adobe, now an historical landmark in Salinas. Abraham Boronda was a fifth-generation Californian. The first, Manuel Boronda, arrived in Monterey with Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola and Father Junipero Serra in 1769. The Borondas were among the 25 original Californio families. The second youngest in a family of 10 children, Abraham Boronda "became the caregiver in the family," caring for his parents and his brothers over the years, according to his son, Dennis. Mr. Boronda lived for many years in the adobe, working on the farm and riding his horse in grade school, according to Dennis Boronda. He added that his father was proud to be a Boronda descendant. "He didn't really brag about it," he said. "There were a lot of traditions, though. He was known for cooking tamales and people would come around to buy them. He was a great cook, and I think a lot of that came from being raised in that family." Abraham Boronda was a lifelong resident of Salinas and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Salinas Moose Lodge No. 1165, the American Legion Post No. 31 of Salinas and the Teamster Union, Local 890 in Salinas. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Leola; two sons, Robert and Dennis Boronda, both of Salinas; and five grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled at the Healey Mortuary from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The family suggests any memorial contributions to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas. Copyright (c) 2008 The Monterey County Herald
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grandpa i love you and miss you and not a day goes by that i dont look at the pictures and think of you and grandma wish you were still alive. i know you are watching in heaven and that you are happy and i can feel your hugs and i know you are proud of me...(Read more) -
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