Funeraria del Angel National City

607 National City Boulevard, National City, CA


Fernando Rivera Panganiban

November 10, 1954March 15, 2020

Our dearest Ferdy, beloved husband, father, son, and Kuya, passed away in the early hours of 3/15 due to complications from a heart procedure. We entrust him completely to God, and thank Him for blessing us with Kuya’s love and support. We grieve our loss, yet celebrate the life that God has blessed him with. We miss him, his wit, his kindness, his sense of humor, his intelligence, his passion for learning.

We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for his eternal rest.


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Fernando Rivera Panganiban

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Marita Rivera Rich

March 30, 2020

Cousin Ferdy, as a little girl I remember you coming to visit us a time or two, your Tito Oswald and his family; I just can't remember where we lived here in the U.S. at the time. I remember you being a Navy man, me thinking that was so cool, your humor, your teasing, and your passion for "electronic work." But the most precious memory I have of you is when you and your family came a long way just to come to my wedding in 1998. That had truly touched me, and that had always been a special memory of you. Since that time, even though it was seldom that we had contact through FB, you've always had a special place in my heart. I just wish you knew. Much love and hugs to you and my dad in heaven.

Marife Dela Cruz

March 26, 2020

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing I ever faced.

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. Rest in peace my daddy😭😭😭

Martha Juarez

March 26, 2020


Your ATC family will miss you dearly! and all would agree when I say. " We thought of today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories and your memory is our keepsake with which will never part. God has you in his keeping and we have you in our hearts!.

You devoted so much of your time and energy to teaching, doing what you loved to do and that made a big difference and impact in your students lives.

I will always cherish the moments when we would talk about my grandkids and you about your Sandy. You need not to worry about Cheryl and Sandy they will always be part of our ATC family and we will look out for them always. And when Sandy comes and visits and is running around at ATC like how we said she would and you would give a big smile we will tell her all the good memories we have of her dad.

Rest in peace Ferdy!
You are missed!

Martha and your family at ATC

James Funkhauser

March 26, 2020

Dear Mrs. Cheryl Panganiban

My name is James Funkhauser, I am a most recent student of your husband. I am very very sorry for your loss! I am writing you this to let you know and that you understand how much I have taken to heart and how important your husband's teaching and mentorship means to me. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

With all due respect to your husband, I as a recent Navy brat salute him for his service to this country and it's people. Mr. Panganiban will be missed and remembered by all of us at Associated Technical College (ATC) and I am sure all would agree when I say his memory and the advisements from his teaching will live on in each and everyone of his students. We will all miss him very much!

He was a very caring and helpful man and from what I had witness he was a devoted husband and father to you and his daughter Sandy.

James Funkhauser

Violeta Fischer

March 24, 2020

Early in 1975, Ferdy took the Navy exam in the Philippines, passed the test, then went to Boot Camp in the USA. He went back to the Philippines afterwards before he took his first duty as a Navy, and his First Duty station, Carrier USS Midway, in United States Armed Forces Base in Yokosuka, Japan. Every three months during that time, he went back to the Philippines for short vacations.

Then on his second duty station, to San Diego, California, January 1977, He took me and our one-and-a-half-year-old baby, Grace, to the USA. His 2nd ship was probably the USS Dixon, but I forgot. After he get out of the Navy in 1982, we all went to the Philippines for vacations with our three girls, Grace, Gail, Gwen. Then we went back to the USA, he signed for Technical school, and because he’s so smart, he ended up teaching his entire class before he even graduated.

Then he got a job as an IT, to take care of entire “Bonaventure Hotel” in Los Angeles, California. We all moved to L.A. Then later on, he decided to open his own business with his business partner Dave with their three technicians. By this time, Fernando and I lived in Los Angeles, California with our five children, Grace, Gail, Gwen, Gina, and our only son, JR.

Fernando R. Panganiban, Sr. Up to his last breath, he was an IT... “Once an IT, always an IT”... this is my memory of “Fernando R. Panganiban Sr.”
Signed: Violy

Javi Orina

March 23, 2020

Jennifer Harmen from Associated Technical College says,
"RIP mr. p"

Javi Orina

March 23, 2020

Malissa Carlson from Associated Technical College says,
" I had him as a teacher too so sad."

Javi Orina

March 23, 2020

Shauna Mejia from Associated Technical College says,
"So sad the best teacher 💔 me mrp rip"

Javi Orina

March 23, 2020

Jessica Codallos Zarate from Associated Technical College says,
"I am so sorry for your loss❤️ praying for the ATC family"

Javi Orina

March 23, 2020

Brandon Nowicki from Associated Technical College says,
"We’re going to miss you Mr. P RIP you’re the best teacher I know"