Paul Silva Busto, (79), of Fountain Valley, California, passed away on July 29, 2023 in Irvine, California, surrounded by his children and family.
Paul, was born to Modesto and Enriqueta “Kate” Silva Busto in Fullerton, California on June 20, 1944. He was the second born son of 9 children.
Raised in Garden Grove, CA (area now recognized as) Stanton, California. He lived at “The Ranch”, with his parents and siblings. His Father being a local Farmer, and owner of Busto Farms.
He was a very talented athlete and wrestled for his local High School, Rancho Alamitos High in Garden Grove, California earning a spot in State competition. He graduated from Rancho Alamitos High June 1963. He would continue his education later in life earning an Associate Degree from Golden West College.
He worked for the City of Santa Ana for 15 years. After leaving the City he gained employment with the University of Irvine, California, where he retired from, after more than 42 years of service.
Paul, had many hobbies and interests, including racketball, hiking, backpacking, traveling, photography and post retirement, going to the casinos. Paul remained very active throughout the years and embraced life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He liked watching football and loved eating or carrying out food from his favorite Filipino restaurant and always shared this love with others.
He married Yolanda Lugo (Busto) on October 3, 1963 and together they had 4 children ~ Paul, Jr., David, Jess and Yvette.
He was very family oriented and was a devoted father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He doted on those great-grandchildren. He was a good Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend to many. He was loved by all that knew him. We will miss his generous and caring ways, his humor and love for life, but, most of all we will miss him.
He is survived by his children: David Busto, Jess Busto, Yvette Charpentier (Jim) and Paul L. Busto, Jr. (pre-deceased). Also, Tony Huizar, a son to him. His grand children: Daniel McGarry (Victoria), Jimmy Charpentier, Brady Charpentier, Lee James Stewart, Jr. (pre-deceased), Michael McGarry (pre-deceased), Justin Busto (Kim), Nathan Busto, Julian Busto, Dominic Busto, Aries Busto, and Alexis Pomerleau. Great-Grandchildren: Anessa Busto, Elijah Busto, Jarred McGarry, Brielle Charpentier, and Mackenzie Lee McGarry.
Also, his siblings, nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends.
Honorary Pallbearers (Grandsons):
***A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held at his sister Denise’s house in Garden Grove, CA following the burial at Forest Lawn, Cypress, CA.
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