Craig Eugene Fulladosa, age 60, passed away unexpectedly of complications of pneumonia, on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Palmdale, CA. Craig was born August 07, 1957 in Newport Beach, CA, to retired Major Victor J. Fulladosa and Lillian M. Fulladosa. Being in a military family he lived and traveled to other states, but mostly resided in and attended schools in Mission Viejo, CA. Growing up in Southern California he enjoyed surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and played football into his mid-thirties. His lifelong passion and talent for art and pottery brought him much personal satisfaction and admiration of his work which he produced and gifted to his friends and family over the years.
Craig was also a talented football player, and played for Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, CA, where he graduated from in 1975. He was an art major at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, and studied a semester abroad in Istanbul, Turkey, graduating in 1977. In 1979 Craig earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Teaching Credential from Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA.
After graduation he taught school and coached sports at Santa Clara High School in Oxnard, CA. He later taught school and coached at Santa Paula High School, Santa Paula, CA, and was the Art department Head at Highland High School, Palmdale, CA, where he taught school, coached football, soccer and swimming.
In 1981, he met and married Yvonne Elizabeth Navarro, his loving wife of 36 years. Together they raised five children. Craig is survived by wife Yvonne, and four of his children; Nicole (Arash) Yaghoubzadeh, Alexandria, Lauren and Victor Fulladosa, and grandchildren Orion, Aiden and Roman Torsney, and Isla, Ocean and Leo Yaghoubzadeh. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Vanessa Leigh Fulladosa (2011) and devoted mother Lillian Fulladosa (2015).
He is also survived by his father Victor J. Fulladosa, his sister April (Grant) Gislason and his brother Todd (Valerie) Fulladosa, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be on February 24th, 2018 at 11 a.m., at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano, CA. with reception to follow, and the burial service will be held the following day, Sunday, February 25th 2018 at 11 a.m. at El Toro Memorial Park (Cemetery), 25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest.
Craig will be greatly missed and infinitely loved by his wife, children, family and all who were blessed to know him.
- Date & Time: February 24, 2018 (11:00 AM)
- Venue: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
- Location: 31641 La Novia Avenue San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 - (Get Directions)