McLeod Mortuary

1919 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA


Herminio Maldonado

April 25, 1955August 27, 2020
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Herminio Maldonado passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Palomar Hospital in Escondido California.

Herminio was born on April 25, 1955 in Guerrero Mexico. He was the youngest of five children. He moved from Mexico when he was around 19 years old and has been living in Vista California ever since.

Herminio's family and friends describe him as a happy, funny, and caring person. He loved dancing and spending quality time with his love.

He is survived by his sister; Faustina Gervantes, wife; Karen Randolph, daughters; Madahi, Yadira, Clianeth, and his granddaughter; Aniela Lizbeth Maldonado.

He is truly missed by his family and friends.


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Alfa Perez

September 12, 2020

I’m going to miss you. Even though we didn't see each other much, I knew you were there. Now we know that we have to let you go to a better place, but this is not a goodbye because I know that one day we will see each other again. We will miss you forever. ♥️

Francisco Rios

September 11, 2020

Herminio and his music.

Yes, his music was something he was always fond of and always enjoyed to the fullest, no matter if the car's battery was drained he enjoyed his music and always made him smile, and happy. I know he is in a better place with lots of music and looking down on us with a huge smile.

Jasmine Agyemang

September 11, 2020

Rest in paradise Tio Herminio
When I first met Aunty Karen and Tio Herminio 17 year’s Ago they immediately welcomed me into the family and they always welcomed me into their home , I have quite a few memories of him. He was a kind hearted person and very funny he always asked about my RA, we would talk about all kinds of things I’m glad I got to meet him! We will make sure Aunty Karen is okay.
You will be missed uncle Herminio
Love you Aunty your niece Jasmine

Rose Faulkner

September 11, 2020

I love you Tio! I miss you so much! No more "cervezas" for you Tio. I can see you smiling. Saying Nooooooo! No more mucho Trabajo for you... 🙂🙂🙂🙂 Okay I'll always be your Show Palace. We never got to go back there and dance. Your were such a good dance partner. Thanks for loving my auntie Karen. Your "wife's". We'll make sure she's okay. And help her cook and clean so you won't be upset. Lol

Love your niece Rosie....

Teria Marshall

September 11, 2020

When we first met Uncle Herminio, Eric was still in the military and he would always ask where do you all live now? So we began mailing him “key chains or magnets” of every state that we lived!

So when we would visit them in California! He would laugh about all the places that we lived, all the while opening up his heart and his home every time that we would come to visit them.

That’s the way he was, because he always put family first and that included his extended family!

He will be missed, loved and always remembered!

To Auntie Karen and Family we are always here for you and we love you all very much. Our Prayers are always with you all!

God Bless you all!

Love Eric & Tee,

Eric & Teria Marshall

September 11, 2020

Uncle Herminio you will truly be missed!
You always made everyone laugh or smile!

We’re sending our condolences, prayers and love during this time of your sorrow.


The Marshall Family,

Jarvis Rankins

September 11, 2020

I remember meeting Herminio approximately in 2001 through my wife at a family gathering and many more over the years. Herminio and his wife Karen always welcomed me into their home as if I was one of their own. As Herminio and I talked and cracked jokes we became quite fond of each other. Despite our language barrier I still felt what he was saying even though I don’t speak a bit of Spanish. He always got his message across to me and I always enjoyed listening to him. My favorite phrase he used to say to me was, “hey Javis, u won beer”, it was funny to me because I knew exactly what he meant. I will truly miss having those long good hearted conversations with him over a few cold ones. I hope my Auntie Karen and his family stays strong, we love Herminio and the positive energy he put out. He will truly be missed and not forgotten.

Elvie and Bob Evans

September 10, 2020

Elvie and I live in the apartment above Herminio and Karen, so every time we leave or return to our apartment we pass right by Karen's and Herminio's patio. Many, many times we were greeted by a big smile, wave, and a "Hi!" from Herminio sitting at the patio table, relaxing, and taking in the day as we were coming and going. He would ask about our work, our dog Tutu, and if our adult kids were visiting. We were very lucky to have him as our neighbor and we will miss seeing him whenever we pass by.

We send our love and condolences to Karen.

Andy Bautista

September 10, 2020

Seems like just yesterday we were in our front patio relaxing having a drink. I knew Herminio for almost 3 years. I met him when I moved in to my apartment, I was lucky to have such a nice neighbor. He was real friendly with all of us. I remember him always taking his dog Max out for walks everyday after work. Every so often we would just conversate about life and everything going around in the world. Once it got night I would let him now imma head in home to rest, have a good night see you tomorrow, i would say. He'd replied if God gives us another day. I would laugh everytime he said that never crossed my mind he'd be gone sooner than expected. He was a mellow type of fellow just like I was. Never looking for trouble, he would just stick to himself and enjoy the smallest things in life. I later moved out from that complex but still visited a couple times. He always was happy to see me come by. Its sad to see a good man and friend gone but I know your in a better place now. May God have you in his glory. You'll truly be missed sincerely your neighbor Andy Bautista.


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