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Personal note from Marvin Sotelo

I never got a chance to read my eulogy at my fathers viewing because I was held up at work and only managed to come in the final hours of the service. Like most fathers, he wasn't perfect, but he did teach me the essentials like how to fire a weapon as well as the fundamentals of life. We used to bump heads during my teenage years and near the end of his life he tried making up for lost time and that's what really mattered.

My father died at his own battlefield. He was killed in action fighting a disease. He fought against adversities that were as authentic to him as his casket is authentic to us. They were puissant adversaries. They took toll of his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges of his courage and his vigor. At last these adversaries inundated him. And it appeared that he had lost the war. But did he? I see a host of victories that he has won!

For one thing – he has won our reverence – because even if he lost the war, we give him credit for his bravery on the battlefield. And we give him credit for the courage and pride and hope that he utilized as his weapons as long as he could. We shall recollect not his death, but his circadian victories gained through his altruism and thoughtfulness, through his love for his family and friends… for all things resplendent, lovely and honorable. We shall remember not his last day of death, but we shall remember the many days that he was victorious over overwhelming odds. We shall recollect not the years we mentally conceived he had left, but the intensity with which he lived the years that he had.


Valentino Fuentes Sotelo, was born on Valentines Day in the year 1959 and passed away on Waldebert's Christian feast day in 2019. He has fought diabetes for the last decade of his life and suffered SCD (Sudden cardiac death) from the disease at St. Vincent Medical Center.

A Philippines native, he moved to the Los Angeles area where he was a lifelong resident to live the American dream. He was a man of many interests. …

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Valentino didn't have a funeral service because he is being cremated so he instead had a memorial service, the internment of his ashes will take place in the Philippines where he will be placed next to his mother but we appreciate all the love and support and encourage everyone to share their favorite memories of Valentino on the memorial.

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February 14th, 1959

Passed away

May 2nd, 2019
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Groman Mortuary
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