Bernard Inchauspe, age 88, passed away on October 26, 2023, in Claremont, California. He was born on February 9, 1935, in Etcharry, France, located in the Basque province of Xiberoa.
Bernard served for the French Army in the Algerian War from 1955 to 1958, demonstrating his commitment to his country. After his military service, he married his wife, Grace, in 1959, and they both emigrated to America in 1962, in pursuit of the American dream.
Soon after arriving in America, he secured a job at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. He worked at the restaurant for over five decades, leaving an indelible mark on those he worked with and patrons he served. Known for his strong work ethic, contagious smile, and zest for life, Bernard had the gift of turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. His sense of humor was legendary and his laughter infectious. He had a way of making everyone around him feel cherished and valued, teaching us all the importance of kindness, empathy, and finding joy in life’s simple pleasures.
Bernard is survived by his loving wife, Grace Inchauspe, his daughter Stella Arambel and son-in-law Jean-Louis Arambel, his granddaughters Micaela and Chloe Arambel, and his sister Antoinette Sabate. He was preceded in death by his father, Jean Inchauspe, his mother, Marie Larroque Inchauspe, his brothers Dominique, Jean-Pierre, Francois, and Pierre, and his sisters Marie Bidegain, Claire Bullain, and Marie-Louise.
In addition to his military service and career, Bernard was proud of his Basque roots and had a passion for the Basque card game, Mus, having won multiple N.A.B.O championships in the U.S. He was also an avid reader of historical war books. A man of faith, he was a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Glendale for over 50 years.
Services to celebrate Bernard's life will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Holy Family Church, located at 209 E Lomita Ave, Glendale, CA 91205. The Viewing & Rosary will begin at 9:15 am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 am. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Glendale.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernard's honor to the Chino Basque Club Scholarship Fund at https://www.chinobasqueclub.com/donate-today/ or Save the Children at https://support.savethechildren.org/site/Donation2?df_id=9787&9787.donation=form1.
The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Forest Lawn Glendale, located in Glendale, California.
Bernard Inchauspe will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and his legacy will live on through the laughter and love he so freely shared.
"If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to myself, so that where I am you may be also."
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