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Efren Zaleta Cosme, age 67, is survived by his wife Aurora Cosme, children Byron and Nakia, and grandchildren Elanna, Victoria, Noah, Leah, Joseph and Channelle, his great grandson Terrence, and his siblings Edgar Cosme, Helen Ghani, and Elvira Castillo. His parents were Eriberto and Adelaida Cosme. He will be laid to rest on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Covina Hills, California.

Efren was born on January 13, 1953 in Manila, Philippines, the youngest of four children. Efren attended University of Santo Tomas for high school. He graduated college with a degree in Accounting from the National College of Business and Arts.

Efren immigrated to the United States in 1977. He met Aurora Aguirre in 1977 in Los Angeles, CA. They were married in 1983.

Efren enjoyed life. When he was not working, he was traveling abroad to the Philippines, Bahamas, Hawaii, Mexico, and Europe, vacationing with his wife and grandchildren, spending time with family and friends, especially his lifelong friends who called themselves the “Boys in the Hood”, and taking weekend trips to Las Vegas and San Diego. He enjoyed winetasting, playing tennis, and gardening, to name a few things. Efren always brought humor into everything he did. Also, Efren never turned down a request for help from his family. He was always there to lend a hand.

Efren was an animal lover. His love for cats started at a young age as his family had a variety of pets. He often took in stray cats and cared for them, his most recent one named Blue, who was very fond of him.

In 2018, he retired from his job as an accountant for Nikken, which he worked for 16 years. Efren looked forward to exploring more countries and spending quality time with loved ones in retirement.

We will always carry his memory in our hearts. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.