When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child before it's too late,
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will I have to lose my life,
bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife
It is with great sorrow to announce the unexpected passing of Hilarion Escobido Jr. (also known as Junior Boy or Larry to close friends and family) due to health complications on November 12, 2020.
Larry was born in Honolulu, HI on December 19, 1953. He moved to Monterey County, CA as a young boy and attended Seaside High School. After high school he proudly joined the U.S. Navy. After serving in the military Larry became a firefighter at the Naval Postgraduate School where he retired as a fire Captain. Larry was very active in his community for over 20 years where he volunteered with Seaside High Alumni, Sober Grad, coached little league, was a Care-A Van driver for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and opened his home to numerous Japanese students with the Home Stay Program.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Rumi, son Samuel, daughter Kemi, and two grandchildren Gabe and Ysa, mother Frances, sister Hilary, and two brothers Keith and Mark. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and family members.
Larry was a man of duty and family. He was full of life and loved to entertain and talk stories. He always had a way of making people laugh. Larry leaves behind a legacy of a loving and devoted family as well as a multitude of wonderful and caring friends. Larry will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts.
It is comforting to our family, all of your kindness and care, brought relief and peace of mind during this difficult time, we appreciate all the healing words and support that all of you have generously given. As he wished, we will honor him and have a burial at sea, among the islands of Hawaii. Our most deepest gratitude, in sharing his life,