Arthur Lopez

Obituary of Arthur Joseph Lopez

Arthur Joseph Lopez, born on December 16, 1956, suddenly passed away on December 24, 2020 at the age of 64.

Art is survived by his wife Helene Lopez (Kowal), his four children Lydia Martinez, Raul Martinez, Joseph Lopez and Christina Ruvalcaba (Lopez), daughter-in-law Michelle Nunez, son-in-law Chris Ruvalcaba, his ten grandchildren Christine Briggs (Martinez), Melissa Hamilton (Martinez), Marissa Putrick, Elise Putrick, Emily Nunez, Shyann Decker, Michael Ruvalcaba, Rachelle Ruvalcaba, Christopher Ruvalcaba, Jonathan Ruvalcaba and great-granddaughter Lilliana Martinez and great-grandson Steven Briggs IV, Grandma Iris, father Ross Lopez, brother Victor and Mike, brother Ross Jr. and family, brother Vincent, Jessica and family, sister Irene and Jenny.  Art comes from a large family and is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  
Art is predeceased by his mother Margaret and baby brother Joseph.  
Art grew up in Anaheim, California where he graduated from Anaheim High School in 1975.  He spent much of his career in the manufacturing industry as a machinist.  He met the love of his life, Helene, in 1980 and together they created a beautiful family.
Art loved all things Godzilla.  It was not uncommon to find him watching a classic Godzilla movie usually surrounded by several grandchildren.  He loved sports, in particular baseball and football and he could be found watching his Raiders on any given Sunday during the football season.  He collected comic books, figurines and would attend Comic-Con in San Diego to get a glimpse of some of his favorite characters.  
Art loved the Christmas holiday and breakfast was his favorite meal of the day, so in 1981 he combined his two favorites and invited over his closest family and friends where Art and Helene prepared breakfast for them all on Christmas morning.  This one-time event evolved into an annual occasion with few exceptions, and many family and friends had the privilege to be a part of this family tradition.
Due to the current health concerns, there will be no services for Art at this time.  The family plans to organize a service at a later time.

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