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Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery

7301 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Serapio H. Berlanga

November 14, 1934July 15, 2020

Serapio H. Berlanga, 85, of Fort Worth went to the Lord Wednesday July 15, 2020.

Serapio (Scorpion) was born in Bryan, Texas to Juan and Alvessa Hernandez Berlanga on November 14, 1934. He was raised in Falls City, Texas and graduated from Falls City High School in 1955. Upon graduation he was drafted into the US Army. He was station in South Korea, 7th Infantry Division. He made it to the rank of Sergeant. After that he joined the Army Reserves followed by the Army National Guard.

He married Adela Ramirez on April 16, 1958 in Nordheim Texas. While working at the state Mental Institution in San Antonio he attended Our Lady of the Lake University and Barber College under the G.I. Bill. He came to Fort Worth in 1966 to work at the General Dynamics on the F111 project and started cutting hair at Clark's/Cook’s department store on the north side under Jack Kerr. He cut hair for 34 years with Jack at the North Hills Barber Shop on the weekends. He also attended Trimble Tech High School night school and received his welding diploma.

Scorpion also worked at Lennox, Gearhart/ Owens, and ATCO. After retirement he worked part time at Luby’s cafeteria on the East Side. Yes, he was a workaholic. Besides English and Spanish he was fluent in German, Polish, Czech, and Korean. He enjoyed watching football (49ers and Cowboys) and boxing. He attended Saint Rita's Catholic Church. He loved Jesus Christ, his wife, children, son-in-law, and reading the bible in his spare time. But his grand kids really made his eyes sparkle.

Survivors are his wife of 62 years Adela; sons Jerry Lee and Daniel; daughter Carolyn Fulfer (David); grandchildren Kurstyn Anne, Connor Juan, Cameron Franklin Fulfer; brother Mike; sisters Annie (Chencha) Guerrero, Maria Sotelo. Preceded by his father, mother, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, daughter-in-law Michelle (Daniel).

In lieu of flowers please donate to American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Memories

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Linda Lewis

August 5, 2020

Several Christmas Eve dinners were spent with Mr. & Mrs. Berlanga and family. Serapio and Adela were always so welcoming and friendly, it was always a pleasure to see them. So very sorry for his family's loss.

Katie Lewis

July 21, 2020

My heart breaks at the loss of this wonderful man. He was always so friendly to my husband and I. I always loved the holidays at Carolyn’s, I would make him some sugar free goodies and he would go back for more. Carolyn would always say”Dad you better stop or your make yourself sick”. He would always say I don’t care. I will miss him feeding the dogs under the table and getting busted. He will truly be missed by all.

Linda Kowena

July 21, 2020

Words cannot express how much this man will be missed. Serapio was such a good friend to me and my family during all these years. He and Adela were always there for me in good times and in sad times. The most memorable good times are the trips to Lake Texhoma to visit our son, daughter, and grandchildren. I would be driving and always miss our turn off and we would wind up at Winstar. We would get such a laugh out of that. Serapio loved his family and his precious grandchildren were his life. Our family gatherings and holidays will not be the same without him. Serapio will be so very missed. God bless him and his grieving family.

Jesse Ruiz

July 20, 2020

The few years I worked with Serapio I addressed him as “Sir Berlanga,” until he gave me permission to address him as “Pancho.” He always said, “Respect your elders until permission is granted .“ I always made sure I said, “Yes sir” and “No sir” when he asked me to help with any work related chore. I did this as a sign of respect to my elder. (He was just a few years older than me but nonetheless I was very young when I first met him). He quickly became a friend and great advisor . He was always loaded with advise, and I heeded most of his advise. The one thing that has stuck with me up to the present is, “You have to save money!” I always asked why when he asked me, “Have you started saving money?” So, soon after I took his advise and started saving. I still save and consider this really sound advise and am grateful he stayed on me about saving. I now understand the why. His advise has made it possible for my wife and I to enjoy our retirement. The few times I talked to him I always reminded him of his advise and thanked him for being so wise and considerate. I’m forever thankful and feel blessed to have met “Sir Berlanga.” He was very good-natured. His advise and friendship have meant so much to me.

To the Berlanga Family I would like to extend my deepest condolence for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

Cindy Valadez

July 19, 2020

Our Tio Serapio will always be remembered by his nieces and nephews as being the sweetest person ever! He treated each of us as if we were his own! Even though I hadn’t seen him in a while his beautiful smile is fresh in my mind. Oh and I will never forget him saying “Danny comb your hair”. Love you Tio! You will be missed. I’m praying for Tia and my cousins.

Hira Ali

July 18, 2020

I will always remember Mr. Berlanga as Kurstyn’s sweet and kind grandfather. He was always smiling and happy, and was so happy to see me. I am so grateful I had a friend like kurstyn so I could meet all of her wonderful family. He was truly a humble man who always wanted the best for his loved ones. He will be missed.

Debra K. Martinez

July 17, 2020

I will always remember Serapio for being such a loving family man, you could always see such love and devotion in his eye's whenever his wife, son's or daughter walked in a room, you will be missed Serapio but never forgotten, you made a wonderful impression on everyone you met, I was Blessed to be to be included in that group, to your lovely family I extend my love and sincere condolences, as well as prayers for strength to get them through this terrible loss, with much love, Debra K. Martinez

Karen Anderson

July 17, 2020

I work in a hospital. Last year I walked into a room to see my patient and it was Serapio. We visited a while he was so kind, he was asking questions about how I had been. You see Jack Kerr was my Dad. He passed in 1986.
And before I left his room he said he needed to tell me something. Then with tears in his eyes he said ",your Daddy loved you so much. He talked about you all the time ".That was a Word from God. What a lasting impression he made on me. You will be missed my friend.

ken kerr

July 17, 2020

Serapio was one of the sweetest kindest men I've ever met in my life He had a great heart for God and a great love for his family !! He taught me many things about life having worked with him for 15 years he was a joy and a pleasure, ,and the love of God always showed through him I loved him a lot !! he will be missed by many God bless amen Ken Kerr

ken kerr

July 17, 2020

Serapio was one of the sweetest kindest men I've ever met in my life He had a great heart for God and a great love for his family !! He taught me many things about life having worked with him for 15 years he was a joy and a pleasure, ,and the love of God always showed through him I loved him a lot !! he will be missed by many God bless amen Ken Kerr

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