Pablo (Paul) Canizales
Pablo (Paul) Canizales of Bakersfield, Calif., was called home on July 14, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones at his home. Pablo was born on Jan. 25, 1946, in Cameron Texas to Jeronimo and Juana Canizales.
He grew up on a farm in Cameron and attended Yoe High School where he received medals for his athletic achievements. He came to California as a young man and settled in Wilmington/Carson/Long Beach area where he met the love of his life, Magdalena Esqueda of San Pedro, Calif. Pablo worked for Martin Marietta as a machinist and moved up within the company to become a dye design engineer. He retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation after 30 years of employment. He moved to Bakersfield in 1992 were he shared a home with his wife and children.
Paul loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed sharing stories with his grandchildren about life on the farm. He was very family oriented and made a point to always visit Cameron were his family still resides.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Magdalena Canizales; four children; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother, Erlinda Canizales; brothers, Claro, Rudy Ubando (Aurora), Antonio (Mary), Tomas, Pedro, and Jeronimo Jr.; and sisters, Audelia Palomino, Lucinda Cazares (Pete), and Maria Fitzsimmons (Mike).
He was preceded by his parents Jeronimo and Juana; and brothers, Juan, and Jesus
He will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial in Bakersfield, Calif.