Daddy missing you cutting the turkey .
I remember growing up my Nino was always the person who fixed my “ouchies”, the one who made me feel better. Mom could not stand the site of blood; she would drive while I was bleeding in the car and take me to my godparent's house so he could patch me up. I also remember being the person that would walk on his back to crack it. I would walk on it back and forth, side to side, and lightly jump on it. Nino and I used to have a loving battle over the turkey neck during Thanksgiving. He loved the turkey neck and so did I. Some years I would come in and steal it before we started eating so he would not see me devouring it, or there would be more than one. Some years he would put it aside for me, other years he would share. I think during high school I grew out of wanting to eat meat off the bone, so finally he could have the turkey neck all to himself. I do not know why it was such a battle because I think he always shared. I was just being a typical kid. My most rewarding memories were inviting him to both my graduations for my nursing and nurse practitioners ceremonies and him going because I worked so hard for these accomplishments. For the past 35 years, I have only had cherishing loving memories from my Nino and from that I have and am blessed to be a part of his legacy. The family will continue to make more memories as he would have wanted us to.
Grandpa David, your warm spirit and tremendous kindness made me feel so welcome in your home. I cannot thank you enough for making me feel like I was family from the very first day I met you. I am so blessed to have known you and forever grateful for all the wisdom that you shared.
Dear Daddy I want to thank Our Heavenly Father and You for watching over me, even tho I pray and talk to you daily in my darkest hardest moments in my life that day like today you have given me signs you are with me the will and Strength in myself to conquer my fears worries and hurt. You have passed on your wisdom to know what's right and what's important in life today I was lost and you showed me I was wasn't. I had just forgotten, I wish I would have spent more time with you and mommy talking holding you telling you I love you and how much I appreciate and cherished you and everything you sacrificed for us daddy I try every day to be the best i can be I means so much to me for you and mom to be proud of me. Thank you Daddy for Loving me Unconditionally I Miss You So Much!
Happy Birthday Daddy I Love and Miss You So Very Much! I want to Thank You for Listening and answering my prayers you are very wise and I know I could always go to you for advice or just help understanding things I was confused hurt and angry about. You gave me a sence of peace and that's what I needed and I will live each day with that in my heart. Thank you For Loving Me and to still continue to watch over me, I find comfort in my daily life just knowing you are watching over us all. I Love You Daddy! Happy Birthday!
To my Nino and my Dad,
Thank you for loving me as your own daughter. You taught me that family is more than merely being blood related. Most of all, throughout the years by example you have shown me what unconditional love really means. Lead by example, is your motto. I have also seen that if you work hard for something in life, then that goal is attainable. I will always be forever grateful for all of the love and life lessons that I was blessed to be a part of while you were here with our wonderful family. Until we meet again.
Forever missed, I love you Nino…
Daddy I Miss You so Very Much You were my Rock always there to pick me up when I fell and Loved me unconditionally. I Miss your Smile and how you always reassured me everything would be ok and because of your words they always were. I am so Happy to know you are still watching over me from above and everything will be ok, I Love You Daddy! Until were together again You will Forever live in my Heart! everything you taught me I will do my best to pass on to my children so they to can be Wonderful Fathers and Mother Like you were to me and my sister and I will not let a day go by without teaching them unconditional Love Like you taught me. I Love You Daddy.
My belove husband and friend. Thank you so much for loving me .
Thank you for our two wonderful daughters and faithful loving friends you brought into our lives. Your strong will and loving heart shines thru our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Your memory will live on for ever. You were my rock now you are one of God's Angles. I will always love you
To a man who I looked up to. Who I always got great advice on life. I will take the life lessons and great example you left me, and try to do you proud. I will miss you but I have faith I will see you again. So it's not goodbye, but see ya soon. Thank you for being on this Earth.
To my godfather and my dad, I always felt like he was my father and enjoying "gold fever" forever together. I will always love you uncle David.
We all love you. You had a very good life and a beautiful family tree. You will live on forever, in Stevens and Lydia's face i see it every time in them. I thank you for everything.
David was a wonderful friend and brother. I will miss him and be forever grateful for all he has done for my daughter and I over the last 36 years. We love you David.
To my brother David, I know my children and I will truly miss you!!! I will always carry all the great memories in my heart and my mind!!! You were my Mandito's second father!!! Until we meet again Bro!!! I know you are getting that card game ready for us, with Mando!!!!
Daddy I love and miss you .
To the Valenzuela my deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. David will be truly missed.
Sesaria (Serna) Witkiewicz
Dear Celia and Family,
Tommy Robertson and I sent a message of condolence earlier however it has not appeared on the register. David was a wonderful friend and an integral part of our growing-up and high school experience. Although we lost touch over the years David left and indelible impression on us and knowing him made life richer. He was a brother from the Barrio and he leaves a lasting and memorable legacy.
Always your Friends Albert A. Henderson an Tommy Robertson
David, God rest your soul cousin. Until we see you again.
To Celia and Family,
I just found out about David and I'm still in a state of denial. I was hoping it was a lie. David was a wonderful friend and we shared many growing pains as well as delightful moments in life. I often think of David and his zest for living. He was a very important part of my life and the Class of 1967. I talked to Tommy Robertson and he sends his condolences. We loved David like a brother and we will miss him but his memory will always be with us.
Your Friends Albert A. Henderson and Tommy Robertson
To Celia and Family - On rare occasions in life someone comes along offering genuine friendship and kindness in more ways than one can count or anticipate - Your husband and father, David Valenzuela, was one such person. He was my first friend at City Hall and he showed me the way of downtown Phoenix. He also offered his friendship in unexpected ways, such as serving as a matchmaker at times. He also graciously assisted as a handyman and teacher of many things. Most of all, though, he was an all-around, always there when you need a confident and friend great guy. I always looked forward to talking with him about many things, especially his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers and his journeys into the desert in search of the elusive vein of Gold. The real Gold for Dave, in my opinion, was his family. I know how much he cared for his wife, kids, grand children, great grandchildren and everyone else that was close to him. He felt incredibly lucky to have the life he lived, and he always tried to get the most out of every experience. There is no way of counting the number of people that Dave befriended and helped over the years, but I can attest to the fact that he was filled to the brim with love and friendship for those that mattered to him, and for that I am forever grateful to have been his friend. I will miss him very much. He was a great guy. God Bless You and Your Family, and may God Bless and welcome your husband to the Kingdom of Heaven. With love - David Cerull