Fernando passed away on Tuesday April 2, surrounded by his family. Loving father of Jose, Sonia, Marisa, and Andrina. Devoted Pop to his grandchildren, Loreyna and Oscar. Big brother of Ruth Marti, and the fun-loving “Tio Nando” to a large, extended and loving family of nephews and nieces, and friends alike. He was predeceased by his Dearest Beloved One, wife and dance partner of 51 years, Dolores (Lola) in 2016.
A native of Mexico, he immigrated to the United States as a teenager, and graduated from Harry Ells High School in 1960. He was a welder at Advance Heli Welders in Berkeley. An avid outdoorsman, he loved teaching the next generation of family and friends all of his favorite activities.
On Sunday April 7, a visitation will be held at Sunset View Mortuary, from 2pm-5pm. Celebration of life begins at 3pm.
On Monday April 8, 10:30am, a Catholic Mass will be held at St. Jerome’s Church (308 Carmel Ave, El Cerrito), with interment immediately following at Saint Mary’s Cemetery (4529 Howe St, Oakland).
Luncheon will follow interment back at St. Jerome’s in Rohan Hall.