Help sought for trash-hauler’s family
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Co-workers of a trash hauler who died of a heart attack last week are coming to the aid of his young family and asking residents to help out, too. Pablo Meza, 33, a driver’s assistant for Waste Management/Blue Barrel Disposal died Jan. 20, leaving his wife, Guadalupe, and three children, Vanessa, 12, Pablo Jr., 9, and Isabelle, 2. The family lives in Lancaster. To address the Mezas’ immediate needs, Waste Management has established the Pablo Meza Family Fund. Waste Management drivers in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and in Sun Valley are sending in contributions that will be matched by the company through today. “The example that Pablo Meza set as a friend, co-worker and a man will never be forgotten,” said Fernando Jimenez, a close friend and co-worker. “He treated everyone he came in contact with with respect and kindness.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Meza died in his sleep after complaining earlier in the week of fatigue, a company spokeswoman said. The cause of death was determined to be a heart attack. A wake was held Sunday at Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster, followed by the funeral Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, also in Lancaster. Meza’s co-workers left picture boards with condolences for their friend’s family. Contributions for the Meza family can be delivered to the Waste Management/Blue Barrel Disposal office, in cash or by checks payable to the Pablo Meza Family Fund, 25772 Springbrook Road, Saugus, CA 91350.