Renaldo Herrera Jimenez was born on December 20 th 1942 in his familie's Los Angeles home to Dominador and Guadalupe Jimenez. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Tonita Jimenez, his eldest daughter Eva Jimenez and grandson Joshua Alvarado, his only son Renaldo Jude Jimenez, grandsons, Renaldo Dominador Jimenez Jr., Matthew Eric Jimenez, and granddaughter, Giselle Jimenez, his baby girl Alexis Burgos, and grandsons Michael Hernandez, Harry Reynolds IIII, and granddaughter Alexandra Burgos, sister Carol Miyamoto and brother-in-law Dr. Allen Miyamoto, sister-in-law Betty Jimenez, and 14 nieces and nephews. He is predeceased in death by his father and mother, Dominador and Guadalupe Jimenez, his brother Robert Jimenez Sr. and his sister Evelyn Jimenez.
He fell into eternal sleep at his home among family on August 31st, 2012 to begin his next amazing journey.
His life was filled with laughter, love, and happiness. He brought a smile to all who had the pleasure of spending time with him. He was a dedicated husband and father. When he wasn't with his family he was working at National Sanitary Supply as a field supervisor where he retired from in the year 2000 after 28 years of employment due to health reasons.
He was born and lived in the South Bay area his entire life. The ocean and fishing were his second love. He owned many boats and restored some that are still seen on the ocean today. “Jack of all Trades, Master of None” was his favorite quote about himself, but master of all would better explain his abilities; an artist, a mechanic, a carpenter, home restorer, a comedian, an inventor, a fearless dreamer...there are too many to name each one. He was a master mechanic who restored and owned many race cars. As a young man he raced cars with locals. If there was a good boxing match or MMA fight he would always make sure to watch it. He had a penchant for B rated movies, his favorite movies were Godzilla. His home was always open to friends and family, who often stayed and ate with the family until they could get back on their feet. He had many friends at work who came to visit him years after he retired. Everyone who knew him loved him, it was impossible not to.
“When you miss me please try not to weep...because I am at peace. I had a life full of love, laughter and happiness. No husband, father, grandpa, sibling, uncle or friend could have asked for more or better. When you miss me, I will always be there for you all. Look for me in the ocean, where I am free again from all pain and swim among my friends; go here when you need me so that God and I may soothe you. Be safe, be smart, and most of all live like I did, with the eyes of a child.”