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Manuel "Fred" Najera 1940-2019

Fred passed away on April 25, 2019 surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born on May 10, 1940 in San Diego, to Pedro and Josefa Najera. He was a proud graduate of Saint Augustine High School. Fred immediately began a 55 year career in the grocery business which included Big Bear Markets. He owned and Operated Big Mesa Farms in La Mesa and finished his career at Pancho Villa's Mexican Market in San Diego.

Fred is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elaine and his six children and their spouses. Fred Jr (Shelley) Najera of Martinez, CA. Edward (Anastacia) Najera of Spring Valley, CA. Christopher "Todd" ( Kelley) Moyer of Lakeside, CA. Liz (Najera) and Pat Grady of San Antonio, TX. Marie (Najera) and Richard Lonsdale of San Diego, CA. and Angela Najera of El Cajon. He was a proud "Tata" of 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

We are honoring his life with a Memorial Mass on May 31, 2019 at 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1770 Kearney Ave, San Diego 92113. Rosary will precede Mass at 9:30 am. There will be a gathering at his home in El Cajon after the Mass.