Mr. Fernando Valdes

  • Born: February 12, 1927
  • Died: February 9, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, TX 78232

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Fernando Valdes, a native San Antonian, served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and participated in nine major naval engagements abroad the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Portland. After the war he attended St. Mary's University, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelors degree in literature. Returning to the Navy as an ensign he served in various billets, including command ashore and afloat until his retirement as a lieutenant commander. He established the first ever NJROTC program at Antonian College Preparatory School, later transferring the unit to Marshall High School. His second career was in education, teaching language arts in public and private schools. His main hobbies were writing and gourmet cooking. He is survived by his sons, James, Rey and Michael; grandsons, Charles, Nicolas, Lucas, Ronald and Jeffrey; and a granddaughter, Leah. He is predeceased by wife, Barbara; and daughter, Cynthia.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of San Antonio.


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I will always be grateful for your life and the life you and Barbara gave to a special family. Rest in peace.

Posted by Elaine Gottlieb - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   April 27, 2019

On behalf of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fernando during this difficult time. It is our prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.

Posted by Deacon Larry Brisiel, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church - San Antonio, TX   April 24, 2019


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On behalf of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fernando during this difficult time. It is our prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.