Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Jose M. Escalera, 75, of Calexico, who died Tuesday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico with the Rev. Gerardo Fernandez officiating.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.
Mr. Escalera was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Mexicali. He was a self-employed carpenter in Calexico for more than 55 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Manuela Nuñez and Trinidad Perez.
Survivors include his wife, Celia Escalera of Calexico; children, Jose Eduardo and Luz Carmen Paredes, both of Calexico, and Mario Escalera of El Centro; brother, Lorenzo Nuñez of Mexicali; sisters, Carmen and Aurora Escalera and Jesus Lugo, all of Mexicali, and Maria Romero of El Centro; and 10 grandchildren.