Phillip Thomas "Tom" Rangel (1928-2014)

Phillip Thomas "Tom" Rangel (1928-2014)

Phillip Thomas “Tom” Rangel, 86, was welcomed into the Lord’s arms in the early morning of Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the comfort of his daughter’s home in his beloved town of Piru.
He leaves behind his son Phillip Tom Jr (Sally), his daughter Rose Marie (Rodolfo), grandchildren; Cynthia Rose, Lisa Marie, Priscilla (Michael), Anthony, C, and Antonina. Great grandchildren; Amparo, Graciano, James, Audrianna, Serenity; Brothers Johnny and Lupe and wife Eleanor.
Tom goes to meet his teenage sweetheart Elisa who he married out of high school, oldest child Linda and two grandchildren.
Born in Visalia he grew up traveling the California agriculture regions working with his family. Eventually settling in Piru, Tom worked for the Piru Citrus association while volunteering for the local fire department. After volunteering in the department for seven years he was finally able to pursue his passion and became a full-time fireman. He worked in various stations throughout Ventura County working his way up to an engineer before retiring after twenty-five years of dedicated service. Leaving his Piru station behind was difficult but he wanted more time with his family and the outdoors he loved.
An avid outdoorsman he spent his free time up in the mountains and the various lakes he would find. There were many years that he spent his summers in Klamouth later on he spent his summers fishing in Crowley and hunting in Bridgeport.
So long Kid, thanks for the memories.
A rosary will be recited at 6pm, Monday, October 13, 2014 at San Salvador Mission Parish, 4045 East Center Street, Piru. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 also at San Salvador Mission Parish with Father Barney Gatlin Officiating. Committal & Interment will follow at Piru District Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Phillip's name located below "Recent Obituaries".
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054