Fred Candelaria, born January 29, 1946, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on February 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents Father Lorenzo and Mother Graciela. He is survived by his sons Javier, Arturo, Luis, Federico & Isaiah, and several grandchildren. Bothers Lorenzo Jr. & Luis, sisters Elvia, Yolanda, Irma & Cecilia. Also survived by girlfriend Irene Ortiz. Fred Candelaria was a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Freddie will be remembered for his love of rock-n-roll & dancing to the music of Little Mike. The family would like to extend their Thanks to VFW Post 8782 & a special Thanks to the Ladies of Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8782. Pallbearers Lorenzo Candelaria Jr., Luis Candelaria, Pete Valdez, Hector Gallardo Jr., Ruben Contreras & Raul Nieves. Honorary Pallbearers family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with recitation of the rosary at 6:00 pm. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00 am, interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 25 to Mar. 4, 2014