Cesar Cardenas Flandez

Cesar Cardenas Flandez was born on October 28, 1954 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines to Eugenio and Judith Flandez. His survived brothers and sisters are Nila Prudencio, Corazon Belen, and Bienvenido Flandez. He was preceded in death by his brothers Marcelino Flandez, Mariano Flandez, and Susano Flandez, as well as his son, Cesar Flandez Jr.

From 1974 to 1978, Cesar attended the University of Northern Philippines and received his degree in Architecture, Building Construction and Design. Cesar also was Captain and Shooting Guard for the college basketball team. He was well known in his home town as “Zarro”.

On March 5, 1978, Cesar married Gloria Paclibare in Manila, Philippines. In 1983, Cesar immigrated to the United States and lived in South San Francisco, California. In 1989, Cesar and his family moved to Pinole, California. He worked as a Senior Patent Drawing Illustrator for Hewlett Packard from 1983-2005. After he retired from Hewlett Packard, he became self-employed. He received his Contracting License in 2009.

Cesar had a love for construction, landscaping, and home improvement. He was very active and played tennis every day. He loved the San Francisco Giants. His many hobbies included camping, long drives and traveling, fishing, cooking his famous fried chicken, singing karaoke, watching movies with Gloria and eating out with his daughters. He also spent many hours playing with his beloved bulldogs Bella, Deejay and Buddha.

Cesar passed peacefully on July 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Flandez, and his three daughters, Jeanne, Jane, and Judith Flandez.