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Edward Valenzuela

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Valenzuela, Edward
81, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on February 17, 2016. Ed was a very motivated individual, going from farmworker to PhD. Most recently he was the Executive Director of the Arizona Fair Housing Center. He leaves sisters: Alice (Al) Pacheco, of Castro Valley, CA, Molly (John) Caraveo of San Diego, Armia Irene Smith of San Lorenzo, CA, Maria Elena Castro of Union City, CA, Linda (andy) Stark of San Leandro, CA. and brothers Gilbert of San Francisco, and Joe of Edgewater, FL. Ed also leaves behind three children, Richard (an Ironman Triathlete), Dolores, and Alicia; four grandchildren, Mandy (Chris) Cacioppo, Julie (Ryan) Jensen, Kyle Valenzuela, and Chad Turner. He was known as Grandpa the Great to his three great grandchildren, Ayden, Gabrielle, and Penelope. Viewing to be held from 9:00am to 10:00am on February 20, 2016 at Wyman Funeral Home, 115 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa AZ 85210. Services following at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe AZ 85282 The family requests no flowers.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2016
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