Francisco Robert Fernando

February 12, 1926 - August 27, 2016

Francisco Robert Fernando

February 12, 1926 - August 27, 2016


Francisco Robert Fernando (Bob) was born on February 12th, 1926 in Berkley, CA to Frank and Anna Fernando. Bob went to join our merciful Lord and Savior on August 27th, 2016. Bob was 90.
The Military Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 1:30pm at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, WA, followed by a reception in the chapel.
Bob was raised in Delano, CA where he was student body vice president and president his junior and senior years, respectively, at Delano High School. A long time athletic director at Delano High, called Bob the best athlete he had seen in his 50 years at the school. Bob excelled at baseball, football, track, basketball, and tennis.
In 1943, Bob enlisted in the Navy and served four years as a radarman during WWII. While in the Navy, he met Nadine Henifin and, together, they raised two children, Larry and Linda.
Bob graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Washington (College) University. He used that degree to open a restaurant, worked as an accountant for the LA Times, worked as a comptroller for an engineering company, and became an owner of a printing business.
Bob’s hobbies were playing golf, gourmet cooking, watching every sport known to man on TV, and flying planes.
He is preeceed in death by his parents Frank and Anna Fernando, and his brother Bill Fernando.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nadine: children Larry Fernando of Blaine, WA (and Ardmore, OK); Linda Overbo (Lew) of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren: Bobby Fernando (Morgan) of Edmond, OK; Kelly Spence (Scott) of Ft. Worth, TX; Lori Rygmyr (Ryan) of Palm Springs, CA; Lisa Overbo of Lake Tapps, WA; great-grandchildren: Ian, Addie, and Rylee Spence; Carter and Maddy Fernando; sister-in-laws: Martha Fernando of Delano, CA; Sharon Karlberg (Gary) of Bellingham, WA; brother-in-law Bob Henifin (Trish) of Bellingham, WA; Coleen Henifin of Olympia WA.
The family is very grateful for the care and kindness given to Bob at the Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 16, 9102 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: The Chapel At Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Ferndale WA, WA - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: September 10, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401

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1 responses to Francisco Robert Fernando

  1. Ken Fazekas says:

    Larry, I’m so sorry for you and your families lose of your Dad. I just went through it last year, and I know how hard that can be. Please send me your address,as I would like to send you a card.

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