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October 27 1924 December 21 2022
Obituary On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, Ralph Gutierrez, beloved father of Emily Urban (nee Gutierrez, spouse, Manuel C. Urban, Jr.), passed away at age ninety-eight. He was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda (2010) and his daughter, Theresa (2020). Born to Emilio and Heriberta Gutierrez, Ralph was the youngest son whose daily chores included tending the goats the family raised for milk and cheese. This earned him the name “Chivito”. During his youth, he learned to box and developed a love for the sport that would last throughout his life. He graduated from high school and was immediately drafted into the Army Air Core at eighteen years of age and earned the status of Tech Sergeant, Army Engineer. He continued to box throughout his enlistment in the Army. Once discharged, he returned to Los Angeles where he joined the local gym to continue boxing. Ralph married shortly after returning home, started a family and began a life-long career as a Cement Mason. Working long hours, through extreme weather conditions, he never failed to keep up with his boxing work-outs. Years later, Ralph volunteered to coach and train youth to box – always with the hope they would develop the love for the sport that he believed enhanced the qualities of endurance, discipline, and intelligence. Ralph is remembered as easy going, quick to laugh, and devoted to his Catholic faith, his family and everyone he called a friend. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ralph “Chivito” Gutierrez, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation
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Death notice for the town of: Long Beach, state: California