Rafael Antonio Chacon Chavarria, 46, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, with his loving family at his side. He was born August 30, 1972, in El Salvador but immigrated to America and was raised in Watsonville.
Rafael had a passion for music. He loved listening to 80’s rock music like Def Leppard, The Cure, Michael Jackson, Prince, and many more. He loved dancing, roller skating, and photography. He especially loved taking pictures of his sisters and family. Rafael was an animal lover, spending many happy hours taking care of his dogs.
Rafael is survived by his parents, Maria Consuelo Chacon and Rafael Chavarria; four siblings, Marilyn Carbonell, Damaris Umagat, David Chacon, and Tarquino Chacon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Although he did not have children, he loved his nephews and nieces as his own.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3, from 5-7 p.m. at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076. Evening services will follow from 7-9 p.m. Church services will be Wednesday, September 4, at The Church of Latter-Day Saints, 255 Holm Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076. Burial will follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville.
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