The Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Jerome "Jerry" Esparza Sr. was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at St. John's Catholic Church. Mass celebrant was Father Todd Dominique. Con-celebrant was Deacon Gene Westrick. Organist was Dave Moninger. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dan Perez, Charles Jimenez, David Esparza, Tony Esparza, Joe Esparza, and Christopher Esparza. The Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements.