Louis Osvaldo Acosta
July 24, 1930 - October 6, 2017
Louis Osvaldo Acosta, known as "Louie" to all his friends and family, was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. He passed away, age eighty seven, at Whispering Pines in Hollister, CA. He was born to Maria Luisa Velazquez and Jeronimo Acosta Jr. and raised in Jijardo, Puerto Rico.
He is survived by his children Rose Marie Arias (Henry), Norma Iris Villatoro (John), Victoria Eugenia Fernquist (Alan), brother Carlos Phillip Acosta, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his grandson Reginald Arias and son-in-law, Alan Fernquist.
Louie married Jennie Marie DeJesus, from Morgan Hill CA, on July 12, 1952, in Reno NV, divorced May 16, 1963. He married Betty Gonzales Acosta, his second wife, on November 22, 1969, in Reno NV, who he survived.
He greatly enjoyed baseball and fondly remembers hitting a home-run at the Roberto Clemente baseball in Puerto Rico when he was seventeen years old. Louie was a proud man and frequently talked about his job at the Dependable Furniture Co., San Francisco, CA, where he worked as a high-end quality furniture finisher for forty-seven years until retirement at age sixty-five, when the San Francisco furniture manufacturer closed its doors.
Louie served proudly in the California Army National Guard from 1950 to 1957, in the 159th Battalion Infantry Division, as a medic and was well regarded by his fellow soldiers. Some of his life's enjoyments were traveling mainly the outdoors, watching old Western movies, especially John Wayne, and bowling in the senior league in Reno NV. An avid coin collector, he was always telling jokes, and was known as a pleasant person with the gift of gab.