Maclovio "Joe" Lopez Jr., age 41 of Norwalk, CA, a burley construction worker, was on temporary assignment in Boston, employed by a company that specializes in laying pipeline on water main projects. He was excited about coming home to Norwalk to see his wife and two adult children.
"He was a big strong man, but cried at my graduation," said daughter, Dannette Lopez. "He was made of steel and chewed nails and this is the only way they could take him out. I know he didn't sit still on that plane."
Growing up in Pueblo, CO, Lopez worked various jobs before becoming a construction worker. He married his sweetheart 22 years ago and moved to Los Angeles. From here, he has traveled extensively over the years to build pipelines in cities around the nation.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his daughter, Dannette, 21; his son, Joseph, 18; and his mother, father and six siblings.
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