Simon (Magoo) Pantoja passed away at his home on July 8, 2020 at age 51. He was born on July 19, 1968 to Mary Grospe and Jose L. Pantoja.
Simon worked as a truck driver. He was a die-hard Raider fan and would support his team, whether they would win or lose. He loved to fish with his family. He loved to tell stories and jokes that made people laugh and smile. He also loved to dance and sing, and was the life of the party at family get-togethers. He loved spending time with his family and making sure that he visits both sides of his family on holidays and special occasions. While living in Arizona for seven years, he was part of a youth group program and worship team at the church he attended.
Surviving Simon are his children, Raymond Pantoja, Andrew Penrose, Andreas Pantoja, Salina Pantoja and Mariana Pantoja; grandchildren Janessa Jimenez, Audrina Pantoja, Melody Penrose, Bellatrix Penrose, Eliseo Pantoja, Ezra Pantoja and Elonzo Pantoja; sisters and brothers on his mother’s side, Cynthia Hernandez, Manuel Flores and Kathy Trujillo; sisters and brothers on his father’s side, Sandra (Geff) Giles, Nina (Randy) Schneck, Joel Pantoja, Jessica Pantoja, Adelita Pantoja, Reyna Pantoja, Rene Pantoja, Mayra Pantoja and Naomi Barron.
Preceding him in death were his mother Mary Grospe and father Jose L. Pantoja; brothers and sister on his mother’s side, Gary Grospe, Raymond Truillio and Cecelia Truillio; brother-in-law Micheal Hernandez; and on his father’s side, Jose M. Pantoja and Patricia Pantoja; plus nephews, great nieces and nephews on both sides of his family.