Edward William “Eddie” Espinoza, 57, of Casa Grande died on Aug. 25, 2013, at home.
The celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Community Presbyterian Church in Coolidge.
Mr. Espinoza was born on April 4, 1956, in Florence. He was well known in area communities as an experienced and passionate guitarist, guitar instructor and composer. He began playing at an early age, studied music theory at Central Arizona College and toured and gave many performances locally and throughout Arizona and the Southwest. His most recent production is an online digital album entitled “Never Alone,” which showcases his affinity for jazz fusion.
Survivors include three daughters, Taylor and Kailyn Espinoza of Casa Grande and Amanda Padron of Mesa; a son, Pfc. Chad Espinoza, stationed at Fort Polk, La.; two sisters, Margaret Dugan of Globe and Irene Schell of Valley Farms; three brothers, Larry, John B. and Ben Espinoza, all of Coolidge; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Mary N. Espinoza, and an older brother, Peter.
J. Warren Funeral Services, Mountain View Chapel is in charge of arrangements.