Jesus Ledesma died on July 20 in Watsonville.
He was born in Gilroy on March 4, 1959 to his parents Petronilo Ledesma and Anita Torres.
Mr. Ledesma retired from the Santa Cruz County Public Works department.
He will be remembered for his love of fishing, music and old cars. He was known for making people laugh and smile, and was always quick with a joke to make that happen.
Mr. Ledesma is survived by his two children, Stephanie and Andrew Ledesma, and by four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his siblings Elida Parra, Maria Ledesma and Margie Perez.
Jesse Ledesma made it clear that he did not want a viewing or public service.
This request is being honored by his children.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of the Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial.