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Ignacio "Nacho" Musino
A funeral service was held Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel for Ignacio "Nacho" Musino, 65, of Modesto. He died May 7, 2011.

Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born June 2, 1945 in Five Points, Nacho was a migrant worker who settled in the Stanislaus County area. He attended Westport Elementary School and at the same time he worked on a dairy, which had to be a hard task for any kid. While attending Ceres High School, "Skeeter" excelled in track and field and acquired a letterman's award. He enlisted in the Army and after basic training at Fort Ord, he was sent to Vietnam in 1962. Nacho was honorably discharged on June 24, 1967 and within two weeks met his future wife, Rosemary K. Tosta, on a blind date; they married a year later.

Mr. Musino worked at numerous places, including Kenny Shoes. He attended Modesto Jr. College were he helped organize (M.E.C.H.A.) Mobimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan. He applied for the California Rural Legal Assistance in 1977, where he became a respected advocate, colleague, and mentor for rural poor.

He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Rosemary K. Musino of Modesto; his children, Arthur Musino, Ignacio T. Musino and Patricia Rocha; his brother, Jose Musino; his sister, Rosie Henao; 10 grandchildren, Dylan Musino, Ethan Musino, Leslie Musino, Victor Musino, Joseph Musino, Monica Musino, Veronica Musino, Ignacio S. Musino, Raymond Bargas, Jennifer Rocha; and two great-grandchildren, Belen and Bailey Bargas. He was preceded in death by parents, Ignacio and Maria Musino, grandparents, Refugio and Epigmenia Alverez, sister, Virginia Tapia, and grandson, Christopher Rocha..

-Ceres Courier/ May 18, 2011