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“sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 60 | Posted by: Joseph R Loo - Everett, WA

“My father asked me to look up your obituary, his name is Leopoldo Carrillo (El Barillas). You both were really good friends in San Fernando Valley....Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Leo Carrillo (El Barillas) - CA

“I will forever regret not knowing you had been ill, and saying goodbye to you. I hold dear the memories of when we were teenagers, and our last...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: Maria Angela Allen/ montano-maiden. - CA

“You are Golden my Friend My love for you and your family always <3 Until we meet again.... ”
4 of 60 | Posted by: Angie Ortega - Baldwin Park, CA

“To the diaz family, i am sorry for loss, arturo was the best dude, always happy and always joking about everything, i worked for art for two...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Robert herrera - palmdale, CA

“My Dear Alicia, My heart breaks for you and your family. You are one of the nicest people I have every met, and for you to be hurting like this, I...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: mindi silverman - chatsworth, CA

“Although we had not spoken in quite some time, you and Kristal were a big part of my life and I am truly saddened by the news of your passing. I...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: Nancy Mesa Wright - Lancaster, CA

“I knew Art "across the table". I was the "Union" he was the "Boss". That relationship would, by it's nature, have been polite but distant at best-but...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Kate Harden - Van Nuys, CA

9 of 60 | Posted by: IRMA CISNEROS - Simi Valley, CA


“I am very sorry for your loss. I know my uncle was a very Loving, Caring, Wonderful Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, etc. My uncle Art in now...Read More »
11 of 60 | Posted by: Paz Diaz - San Fernando, CA

“Rest in peace broher Art...YOU WILL BE MISSED! ”
12 of 60 | Posted by: Carlos Malcolm - Denton, TX

“I send my condolences to the family of a kind man. I worked with Art back in the GTE days. While I never met him person to person, I did speak with...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Donna Chevannes - Lewisville, TX

“Texas Customer Advocacy sends its deepest condolences to the Diaz family and to Diaz direct reports. ”
14 of 60 | Posted by: LaDonya Adger - Irving, TX

“I was so sad to hear the shocking news. I only met Art once in 2011, but with Alicia and the rest of the Creative team, we had such a great time,...Read More »
15 of 60 | Posted by: Ben Beattie - London

“Alicia and Kristal Our hearts are broken. We are all so very sad for you and your family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
16 of 60 | Posted by: Bill Riggs - Saugus, CA - Friend

“Dear Kiki, Alicia, Jesus, George, Eugenia, Jose, and Alfonso--My heart breaks, my deepest-deepest sympathy to you all. I will cherish the memories...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Auntie Janet - CA - Auntie/Friend

“I remember Art always had a smile and a can do attitude. He treated me with respect and as a friend, he was easy to work with. A true man's man and I...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Dan Williams - San Fernando, CA

“Alicia, I am so very sorry and saddened to hear the news on the loss of your husband. May God and His angels wrap their loving arms around you and...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: Jan Piazza Cherrry - Cary, IL

“I consider myself truly lucky to have known Art. Strong, compassionate, and so giving to friends and family. His marriage to Alicia has been an...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Rick Blanco - San Gabriel, CA

“My prayers go out to the family of one of the nicest and most respected supervisor I had the chance to work with at Verizon Tel Co, on both copper...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Laurie Hill - Ontario, CA

“Deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your friends at S&B - Michelle Ornellas, Greg Berman and Jason...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: Michelle Ornellas - los angeles, CA

“I had the fortune of working with Art out of the Santa Monica yard for three years. I wondered who the sarcastic, salty guy down stairs was - found...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: Stephanie Rodgers - Redondo Beach, CA

“Alicia and Kristal. I am still stunned about Arturo's sudden passing. He and I go way back to the GTE days of 1978. My deepest sympathy to you and...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: Ines Torres - Santa Clarita, CA

“Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Tony Clark - Carson, CA

“Kristal, We are very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express our deepest sympathies. He is alive through your beautiful eyes Kristal...We Love You ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: Derek & Wendy Real - Las Vegas, NV

“GTE/Verizon Co-worker beginining early 80's. He was on my I&M crew at the begining of our careers. He was close friend with my Bill and his wife...Read More »
27 of 60 | Posted by: Dan Riggs - Thousand Oaks, CA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
28 of 60 | Posted by: Dorothy Carson - Los angeles, CA

“Alicia, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord give you strength through this difficult time. You, Kristal and the whole family and in my...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Maria C. Herraez (Iturbe) - CA

“Alicia and Kristal, Even though I have not met you in person, I did through Art. He will always talk about his love for his wife and only...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Nora Garrido - Ventura, CA

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Art will be missed and may he rest in peace. God Bless, Tina & Frank Re ”
31 of 60 | Posted by: Tina & Frank Re - Simi Valley, CA

“May his soul rest in peace. ”
32 of 60 | Posted by: Marva Kerr - Santa Clarita, CA

“To Art's Family, I only new Art for a short time, but he touched my heart. Art was a very, very nice man, kind, caring, and very funny. Anytime we...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: Lupe Yanez Murillo - CA

“Alicia and Kristal, Art and I spoke on many occasions about family and he always was quick to tell me how important family was to him. I know how...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Danny Peterson - Culver City, CA

“Alicia & Kristal Art was an amazing person who touched the lives of many, May God give you and your family the courage and strength to bear this...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: Debbie Archuleta - CA

“I have no words that can comfort either one of you. I wish I could take the pain and make it all go away. I know your hearts have broken, I know you...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: Barbara Suarez - Mission,hills, CA

“To the best boss ever and a friend. May you rest in peace. We will miss you. ”
37 of 60 | Posted by: Ron Daub - Calabasas , CA

“Art knew everyone at GTE and everyone knew Art. He was always friendly. He left a lasting impression. Carsmatic, friendly, and a joy to have in ones...Read More »
38 of 60 | Posted by: Chuck Murphy - Santa Clarita, CA

“I am very saddened by your families loss. Art was a great guy and friend. ”
39 of 60 | Posted by: Larry Aronson - Granada Hills, CA

“My husband Ray and Art worked together. Ray trained him when he first came to work in San Fernando yard. I met him when I because dispatch of San...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Ray & Kim Hobbs - VAN NUYS, CA

“Art,my dear friend you will be missed by all. My deepest condolences to your family at this time. I will miss your friendship,that smile & that laugh...Read More »
41 of 60 | Posted by: Sally Hernandez

“Alicia and Kristal, We are so sadden by the loss of your husband and dad. Art was such a good friend and this is a great loss to all of us. ...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Joe & Becky Poyer - Camarillo, CA

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Art's passing. We were co-workers at GTE until I left in 1994. Although I had not seen or spoken with Art since...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Mark Marfoglia - Las Vegas, NV

“I can't believe you're gone. Rest in peace Art. ”
44 of 60 | Posted by: Roger Clark - Bakersfield, CA

45 of 60 | Posted by: BRIDGET LACH - TUCSON, AZ

“Kristal I am so sorry to hear that your dad passed. I have a hard time believing it, I remember him when he was very young. He was very funny and...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Stephanie DiRaimo - Westfield, NY

“Alicia, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord give you strength through this difficult time. You, Kristal and the whole family and in...Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Cari Herrera - Miramar, FL

“Alicia, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Art was the love of your life and it was an honor for me to have known him. He will be missed by...Read More »
48 of 60 | Posted by: Michael Stadler - Ventura, CA

“Art was a good boss,But he was a better Friend.He will be truly missed.P ”
49 of 60 | Posted by: Rick Lemus - apple valley, CA

“Thoughts and Prayers for the family.I was stunned to hear the news of his passing. I hope that time will heal your loss.Shared some great laughs and...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: John Huddleston - Lancaster, CA

“Peace be with you Brother. God be with you? ”
51 of 60 | Posted by: Susan Statler - Manteca, CA

“Rest in peace Art. God be with you. ”
52 of 60 | Posted by: Susan Statler - Manteca, CA

“RIP OLD FRIEND.May God bless your family ”
53 of 60 | Posted by: Todd Noel - Winnetka, CA

“My deepest condolence Krysal, and Alicia, my prayer and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
54 of 60 | Posted by: Martha Gaitan-Allen - CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Art's family at this time, especially Alicia and Kristal. ”
55 of 60 | Posted by: Maryann Valles - Ventura, CA

“Art, ever since I met you, you have been an easy going person, with a smile always on your face. I will miss your last minute calls into our office....Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: monica cummings - lancaster, CA

“Art, ever since I met you, you have been an easy going person, with a smile always on your face. I will miss your last minute calls into our office....Read More »
57 of 60 | Posted by: monica cummings - lancaster, CA

“Diaz Family, Our hearts are with you during this time and always ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Teresa and Dale Tibbetts - CA

“No words can express the heartbreak that we feel. Our love and support goes to Alicia and Kristal. God Bless all of Art's family. ”
59 of 60 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Richard Whobrey - CA

“Beloved dad may he rest in peace ”
60 of 60 | Posted by: Tony & Lucy Torres - san clemente, CA

Arturo was born on March 6, 1956.
He entered into Eternal Rest on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

He was a resident of Northridge, California.

He leaves behind his loving wife Alicia and only daughter Kristal.