Press Enterprise
March 26, 1996

A Mass of Christian Burial for the Rev. Sofronio "Pon" Aranda, 58, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Corona. He died of a heart attack Sunday in Houston, Texas.

Burial will be in Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Miller Mortuary.

He was born in the Philippines. He lived in Corona for five years and moved to Texas three years ago.

The Catholic priest came to the United States in 1975 and served the communities of Trona, Moreno Valley and Soboba Springs.

He served the Catholic Diocese in Houston and also was chaplain for Ben Taub Hospital.

He is survived by sisters, Joy, Erlinda, Elsie and Fely; and brothers, Thomas and Edwin.


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