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PEDRAZA, EDWARD MICHAEL

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On February 18, 2020 @ 1:19 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments

Edward Michael Pedraza, Sr. “Big Mike”, born May 9, 1958 entered into rest February 14, 2020.  He was a beloved husband, father, Tata, and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward C. and Nancy R. Pedraza, his Nana Josie Abillar, his mother-in-law Florinda Baldonado, brother-in-law Michael C. Valley, nephews Kevin and Brandon Nichols, niece Esperanza Nichols-Duran. Mike is survived by his wife Cecilia, his children Michael, Jr. (Lupita), Elizabeth Pedraza-Gomez (Miguel), Erica Paris (Leroy), Erin Garay (Julio), Estefan (Marissa Garza), and Emilio, thirteen grandchildren: Miguelito, Joaquin, Damian, Eddie & Marcos, Julio Michael, Nehemiah, Sofia, Giovanni, Elijah, Aryannah, Cortez and Isaiah, his siblings Cynthia Piercy (Scott), Russell (Louisa), Paula and Bobbie Valley. Mike attended Sullivan Elementary School and Carl Hayden High School, class of 76’. He played baseball throughout elementary and high school. Mike worked as a loader for Arizona Refining, Cal-Western, A semi-truck driver for ABZ Rentals, Mason Mart and Lehigh, out of California, before becoming permanently disabled with one of his many ailments. Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing and in fact from a young age he and several friends including his dad and brother would go deer and elk hunting. A tradition which he later passed down to his sons and grandsons. Mike was a dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers. His spirit and legacy will live on through his family. Mike will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary Prayer starting at 7:00 P.M. at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 3424 N. 18th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:30 P.M. at St. Gregory‘s Catholic Church. Internment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.


Condolences for the family of “PEDRAZA, EDWARD MICHAEL”

Condolence from Carole Borrego on February 18th, 2020 4:19 pm

Cecelia and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of a husband, father, and grandfather.
Have peace in knowing that he is with our father in heaven and will forever be in all your hearts.
May God send his angels to comfort you all at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
With love and prayers. Carole B.

Condolence from Theresa Molina-Lerma on February 18th, 2020 6:08 pm

We Sending our Sincerest Condolences to our childhood Family Friends: The Pedraza Family! May All of our prayers bring some comfort to your hearts! We were all Blessed by wonderful parents who taught us the meaning of God & Life! Michael has received his eternal glory and his legacy will live on thru your Memories! Blessings Always, The Molina Family!
Evelyn, Ana, Theresa, Susie, Roseann & Carla❤️

Condolence from Theresa Molina-Lerma on February 18th, 2020 6:10 pm

We Sending our Sincerest Condolences to our childhood Family Friends: The Pedraza Family! May All of our prayers bring some comfort to your hearts! We were all Blessed by wonderful parents who taught us the meaning of God & Life! Michael has received his eternal glory and his legacy will live on thru your Memories! Blessings Always, The Molina Family!
Evelyn, Ana, Theresa, Susie, Roseann & Carla❤️

Condolence from Nicky Stevens on February 18th, 2020 7:19 pm

My deepest condolences to Cecelia and her beautiful family. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Michael but learned so much about him through his amazing wife. The strength she has shown during this difficult time has been inspiring. I send all my prayers and healing to the family. My wish is that your hearts stay full of the wonderful memories you shared as a family.

Condolence from Pat Haney on February 18th, 2020 8:03 pm

Our family’s prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Anna Coronado on February 18th, 2020 9:35 pm

MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE PEDRAZA FAMILY MICHAEL WAS MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILY ALWAYS

Condolence from Renada on February 18th, 2020 9:56 pm

Mike never met a stranger. He loved tease and joke with everyone! He’ll live on in all his family and friends memories. Im glad that he is now pain free from the diseases and illness that he suffered with of late. He had a very full dash in his life!! Birth date – Died date.

Condolence from Gloria Santa Cruz on February 20th, 2020 2:53 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences for the entire Pedraza Family. May god continue to wrap his loving arms around you all in this difficult time of loss and sorrow. My parents knew Mike’s parents. My dad and Eddie work together also. R.I.P. Mike ( Falcon forever )

Condolence from Manuel Vargas on February 22nd, 2020 6:24 am

Manuel Vargas

Mike and I were childhood friends. I remember him being very kind and being really good in sports. During recess you could always find him on the basketball court shooting hoops.He had an amazing hook shot.He would always bring an extra glove when we played baseball in case someone did not have one. Alway considerate of others.Rest in Peace Mike. Your family and friends will truly miss you.

Condolence from Kathleen Straley on February 25th, 2020 11:39 am

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Mike was clearly a wonderful man and I only hope you can find comfort in knowing you provided such loving and attentive care to him.
My heart is with you all.

Condolence from DORA CRUZ on February 29th, 2020 9:45 am

Dearest Cecelia,
I am so sorry for your loss. MICHAEL and you are childhood friends. It’s so unfortunate how we all lose contact with one another. Unfortunately, I am just hearing about his passing today. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Debra on February 29th, 2020 9:54 am

My deepest condolences to the Pedraza Family-

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