A Mass was celebrated Aug. 2 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Escondido for Justo J. Zamudio, 64, of Escondido, a former Imperial Valley resident who died of cancer July 26 in Escondido.
A burial with full military honors was Aug. 2 in Oakhill Memorial Park in Escondido.
Mr. Zamudio was born Aug. 9, 1936 in Calexico. He moved to El Centro in 1959, residing there for 18 years, later relocating to Escondido.
Mr. Zamudio attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Calexico, Calexico High School and Palomar College.
He served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War in the 413th TAC. He was stationed in Okinawa and Nagasaki, Japan.
Mr. Zamudio retired as a deportation officer with the Department of Justice. He trained at the federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Labor.