Ruben Augustine Lopez
On September 3, 2013, Ruben Augustine Lopez went to be with the Lord, to join his wife of 45 years, Inez B. Lopez, who he described as one of the greatest inspirations of his life, saying, "She taught me to know…God's love."
On May 31, 1928 he was born in San Bernardino. At age 17, he entered the U.S. Navy in service to his country during World War II. After four years in the service, he married Inez Bocanegra and started a family. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a sheet metal worker for 14 years and for San Bernardino County as a motor fleet mechanic-welder for 22 years.
He served the City of San Bernardino as Planning Commissioner for 12 years, with the undiminished hope of seeing San Bernardino strong again. He was a faithful member of Calvary Chapel San Bernardino for 27 years.
Ruben was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, friend, and community member. He is survived by his children; Ruben Lopez (Nancy), Steve Lopez (Debbie), Louise Ayala, Rita Weiss (Don); his grandchildren Nathan Lopez (Vicki), Lindsey Johnson (Chris), Daniel Lopez, Luke Lopez, Reuben Ayala, Rachel Lopez, Don Weiss, Catie Weiss; great grandchildren Deanna and Vincent Lopez.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 11 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery, 570 E Highland Ave. San Bernardino, California 92404.
.Published in San Bernardino Sun on September 8, 2013