Raul Rafael Cagigao Montero aka “Pichin,” passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital on Friday, November 29, 2019, in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 69. Raul is survived by his wife Rosa Isabel Cagigao, his oldest daughter Claudia Isabel Val, his son Diego Rafael Cagigao, and his youngest daughter Anna Margarette Rodriguez, his granddaughter Isabel Helena Val, and his grandson Francisco Manuel Val.
Raul was born in Lima, Peru, on September 28, 1950, to Rafael Cagigao and Yvonne Montero. He married Rosa on July 18, 1977. Raul and Rosa lived in Peru until they moved to the United States in 1989, with their two children Claudia and Diego, and have lived in Santa Clara county ever since. In 1990 they welcomed their youngest daughter Anna Margarette. Raul and his wife Rosa have a licensed daycare in their Santa Clara home, that has been running for over 20 years. They were also foster parents to over 100 children that were placed in their care and some still keep in touch with them.
Raul was funny, free-spirited, loving, and very friendly, but was also as stubborn as can be, hence the nickname “Pichin,” which in Peru it means “a person who is always in a bad mood.” Raul had a passion for cooking and was always the live of the party. He loved going out with Rosa or would have get together with their friends almost every weekend. Not a weekend would go by without him saying “He had a blast!” As much fun as he liked to have, there wasn’t a day where he wasn’t there for his grandchildren. He loved spoiling them and was always at their sport and school events cheering them on, taking them on vacations, or short fun mini getaways that him and Rosa would take them on.
Raul will be tremendously missed by all his family, his friends, and many other people that knew him. Not a day will go by where we don’t think of him and remember the all the good times we had with him.
A viewing service will be held on Saturday December 7, 2019, at 5 PM at Darling and Fischer Chapel of the Hills. 615 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
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