Horacio Freitas died at his San Mateo home Feb. 6, 2013.
Horacio was born Aug. 30, 1942 in San Miguel, Azores, Portugal and came to the United States in 1967. He worked as an auto mechanic at Howard's Auto Repair in Burlingame for 20 years.
He was well-known for joking and making people laugh. He was also a show-off on his motorcycle back in Azores which was what caught the eye of his wife, Maria. His garden and 24 Hour Fitness were his second homes.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Noeima; his daughter, Rosemary; son, Horacio Jr. and wife Michelle; and his sister, Maria Jose Mederios of Gustine; and grandchildren, Tommy, Cassy, Zain, Sherri, Doina, Fith and Adrianna.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at St. Gregory Church, 2715 Hacienda St., San Mateo.