Julio B. Tejeda
1929 ∼ 2019
Julio B. Tejeda, of Raynham, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at the age of 90. Julio was born in Guatemala, son of the late Olivia (Barrios) and the late Julio R. Tejeda. When he was just 18 years old and spoke little English, Julio came to the United States from Guatemala in order to join the US Air Force. He was the first from his family to come to the US, eventually bringing over all of his loved ones.
When Julio was in the Air Force, he met his wife the late Elvira (Casto) Tejeda. They were married on December 22, 1951, and lived on various Air Force bases before settling in Westwood where they raised their family.
Julio was in the Air Force for 20 years where he worked in Recreation Management. He was a tennis instructor for many years and had a passion for the sport. He also managed various tennis clubs. Julio was a man who was constantly learning something new; such as American Sign Language, Japanese, and Russian. He was an avid gardener and had his own authentic Japanese Garden. Julio was a creative and artistic man who liked to paint, sculpt, and make unique items.
Julio was the loving husband of the late Elvira (Casto) and devoted father of Julie Tejeda and her husband Charles Spall of Raynham; Richard and his wife Connie of NY; Eva Melzar and her husband Ray of AZ; and Linda Tejeda of Sharon. Proud Grandfather of Jonathan, David, Peter, Maria, Heather, Danny, Emily, Catherine, and Philip and Great Grandfather of Conor. Brother of Ana, the late Manuel, and Estela. Julio is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.
All services will be held privately.