OBITUARY

Fernando Pulmano Farinas

July 10, 1935July 21, 2020

Fernando “Ronnie” Pulmano Farinas, 85, passed away on July 21, 2020. He was born in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines and resided in Jacksonville, FL. He served in the US Navy and will be dearly missed by his family.

Mr. Farinas is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Farinas; son, Fernando Chang (Rebecca) Farinas; daughter, Janalei Cecilia (Robb Lockerman) Lombard; 2 brothers: Victor Pulmano (Esther) Farinas and Abet Pulmano (Arlene) Farinas; 2 sisters: Adoracion Farinas Dagoc and Rolinda Pulmano Farinas; 4 grandchildren: Ashley, Kayla, Tristin and Kelea; 5 great grandchildren: Leah, Brooklyn, Declan, Layla and Leon; and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Pam Farinas

July 29, 2020

In Memory of Uncle Ronnie,

The first time I met him was in Va. Beach when I was 18 years old, not long after Ashley was born. From then, to our many visits with him and Auntie in Jax, his welcoming smile always made me feel at home. It was always just so easy to be around him

As our family grew, his open "come any time" invitation was a given but he always made sure to tell us when we were leaving anyway. Through the years, he not only opened their door to us with a smile but also welcomed my Mom when she came with us one summer. After that visit, my Mom said to me "it was so easy to be around Ronnie and Pat, I feel like I've known them a long time."

I think the funniest memory from the first time we came to visit was when Harv told Uncle I wanted to go to the beach. To our surprise, he said he'd drive us, which I thought was awesome! Little did I know that my idea and his idea of going to the beach meant two different things. See, going to the beach to me means to actually walk down to the sand, sit down, relax and get some sun. Uncle's idea of going to the beach meant to just drive by it. It was clear Uncle didn't plan on stopping. Sitting in the back seat, I was trying to poke Harv and get him to read my mind. Harv caught on and asked Uncle if we could stop, so Uncle complied by pulling into a parking lot where we could "see" the beach but I don't think he ever turned off the ignition. Cautiously we opened the doors and stepped out for a brief moment. Once we had "seen" the beach we were quickly on our way again.

Every time we visited, we stayed in the room closest to theirs. Each night, during every visit without fail, we would hear Uncle and Auntie giggling, whispering and genuinely so happy to be together. The first time I heard Uncle Ronnie call Auntie Pat "boss" I liked the way that sounded & quickly adopted it. I can't even put into words how much of a positive influence they have had on our marriage and in raising our girls.

Love Always, RIP Uncle

Abi Farinas

July 29, 2020

Jacksonville Fl, July 2019

Rollie Farinas

July 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy for the loss of our brother Ron.
May Jehovah comfort our mourning hearts. I love you.

Lovingly, Rollie

Bert Farinas

July 29, 2020

Farinas Family
Daddy Quintin & Mommy Veron with Rollie, Victor, Doreen, Fernando, Pete, Freda & Bert

Bert Farinas

July 29, 2020

Naguilian, La Union, Philippines
Manong Ron, Manong Bog, Manong Babot, Uncle Cirilo, Bert, Manong David & Junior

Bert Farinas

July 29, 2020

Manong Ron with Mommy Veron's siblings (Auntie Berang, Auntie Potin, Uncle Cirilo & wife Auntie Piling)

Abi Farinas

July 29, 2020

I remember Uncle would always remind Auntie to “take five” in the afternoon.
I will always admire their love for each other.

Auntie Pat & Uncle Ron
St. Augustine, Fl, 2010

Abi Farinas

July 29, 2020

Uncle Ron,

I’m so blessed to be able to spend time with you and Auntie last 2010. I enjoyed our time just watching “undercover”, “dancing with the stars” & “NCIS” in your den everyday. I loved witnessing how you and auntie cared for each other even at your age. It was also then when I had my first driving experience in the US, with your Laser. You even drove me to St Augustine because I wanted to see the beach. A month with you passed like breeze because I felt the love of a family even i’m away from home.
Back then, I remember finding myself crying over our last breakfast together because it was time to say goodbye. It breaks my heart to realize that now is a real goodbye. Visiting the other side of the globe will never be the same without you. I will always remember you to be our jolly, loving, generous, with pony-tailed long white hair in a gray shirt Uncle. Thank you for loving me like one of your grandkids. Thank you for reminding me that hard work is important but never forget to enjoy life. I will miss you.
I love you uncle❤️

Abi

Janalei Lombard

July 28, 2020

Dad and Ashley (Feb. 1995)

Rachel Farinas

July 28, 2020

Dear grandpa Ronnie,

Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you, knew just how bright of a light you were. As many people mentioned previously, your laugh was infectious and would warm an entire room. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be in those rooms during those times, and truly felt the amount of joy and happiness that radiated from being in your presence.

I want to thank you for filling the role of a grandfather in me and my sisters lives. You gave us a glimpse of who my grandfather would have been and I could never thank you enough for that.

You are so loved and I will always miss you

Love you always,

Rachel

FROM THE FAMILY