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Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Home

350 Monroe Ave Ne, Renton, WA

OBITUARY

Edward Perez Duarte

June 19, 1952September 3, 2019

EDUARDO PEREZ DUARTE 6/19/52 – 9/3/19

Eddie was born in Brawley, California on June 19th to his parents: Feliciano and Elena Duarte. He was child number 15!

Eddie's Mexican heritage was rich and full of love. He learned the importance of working hard as a family. He worked in many different farm fields in the summer months all up the State of California. From grapes to watermelons. From a young child to right before his college years.

His payment one summer when he was about 9 years old was a guitar from his Father. Eddie loved his guitar. Eddie played in several bands from the Continentals to Charro. In several churches: Southgate Assembly of God, New Life Assembly and Seattle Revival Center. He played in Orchestra's too. He could play drums, the organ and his favorite the bass! He loved to play for Worship. This was a highlight of his life. He was a gifted musician and played by ear until he learned to read the music. Eddie designed many elaborate and beautiful stage sets for Easter and Christmas programs.

Eddie loved his family immensely. To show that love, he again worked very hard to provide for them. He worked for Boeing for about 35 years and was a temporary hire to Boeing before that. He sat in one spot for that entire time! In Facilities across the street from the Boeing Museum, in which he loved to frequent. Eddie loved his job and what he did. He never planned to retire!

Eddie lived in the same home for about 35 years too! It would take him about 12 minutes to go to work and 12 minutes to come home. Sometimes it took only 5 minutes if he had to get home quick to save somebody. Lol

Coach Eddie, he was often called by the young boys in the greater Seattle Renton area. Another love of his was baseball. He coached Little League and in particular his own son, Adrian for many years. One year he coached a girls team which included his daughter, Elena. That was much different for him because the girls were only interested in cheering and not necessarily winning! He loved to watch the M's when they were doing well but got upset when they were losing. He only liked College football and every year he enjoyed watching the Little League Playoffs, He played baseball in High School and the position he played was Catcher. He was the best Catcher ever!

Eddie met the love of his life, Sandra, in 1976. They were married in 1980 and they would be celebrating 39 years of marriage in November.

Eddie leaves 4 children: Aurelia, Adrian, Elena and Bobby. 9 Grandchildren: Aaliyah, Kailahna, Keyhlin, Amaiah, Malachi, Mason, Mateo, Audreyana and Feliciano. 2 Great Grandchildren: Izaiah and Za'Layah.

I am truly learning how special my husband, Eduardo, truly is. He was a GREAT husband, Loving Father, caring Grandfather to all his family. I believe he was an amazing friend to know and a dedicated co-worker to his Boeing family too!

We are very thankful to God to have been a major part of his life here on Earth. We have been blessed beyond measure. And we totally look forward to being with him again in Heaven. Thank you for joining with us to celebrate this precious man.

Services

12 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Seattle Revival Center

12636 SE May Creek Park Dr
Newcastle, WA

Memories

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Mary Martinez-Coe

September 20, 2019

When I was going through a dark valley in my life. Eddie and his wife Sandy embraced me and my son into their family. Making sure we felt welcomed and loved. The love and care he and his family gave will never be forgotten. Eddie....I will miss your kind smile, your stories, the times we spent in your home. Celebrate eternity in the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ. Rejoice forever more.

Aurelia Majors

September 18, 2019

Elena Duarte

September 14, 2019

Elena Duarte

September 14, 2019

Elena Duarte

September 14, 2019

Elena Duarte

September 14, 2019

Miss you Dad. I love you so much.

Bishop Gregory Martin

September 13, 2019

To Sandra Duarte and Family,
Eddie Duarte is a Man of God. Without a doubt, Eddie loved and cherished his family. He talked about his love, adoration and joy towards you all on many occasions. His main aim in life was to totally sacrifice his life for you all and Jesus Christ. Eddie also constantly shared testimonies about the mighty hand of God! He watched over everyone he knew with fervent prayers. Often times, if someone was ill or in despair, Eddie would gather folks, who were fellow believers at work, to find a place the pray. Eddie Duarte was truly a man after God's own heart, and now he is found in Heaven. He loved us and we love him and his dear family. Eddie's life is to be joyously celebrated. May God comfort you and the family, and may the faith that Eddie walked in be made manifested as an ongoing legacy of the blessings of God upon you all, in Jesus name, Amen

Susan Lucio

September 12, 2019

Eddie, our whole family is missing you so much right now. You are in my heart and thoughts. Our childhood memories keep playing in my mind like a long, comforting,hilarious,loving movie. I love you so much, my Wayo and I will miss you until we see each other again in heaven. I know you’re having a glorious reunion with mama and daddy and the rest of our family!! You were the best brother.
Susie 🌹🙏🏼

John Vavrek

September 11, 2019

Eddie, we worked together ever since you showed up in the facilities office in 1982 until my retirement in 2015. I learned a lot from you about Autocad. You always had time for my questions. You always responded to my requests. Thanks for everything. The thing I most miss is our conversations and your salsa. God Bless you on your journey, see you there.

Nelson Ortiz

September 11, 2019

Eddie; Stella and i want to express our Condoleces. you sure love to joke around. He always came up with pet names for the people he worked with. He named me Abdul and joked that i was arab. He was the coffee Czar at his employment. He loved his burritos. He also shared a lot his Duarte Salsa with all. He loved to worship the lord while working on Saturdays and Sunday. his Spanish song was i can only imagine in Spanish. As a Christian he was faithful to the lord, always sharing jesus. He was proud of his playing guitar at church and many places he played. He loved to tell stories of Sandy and his grandson Feliciano. He loved his whole family. He had many childhood funny stories. He will be greatly missed. I am honored to know and work with him. We will see you again.

FROM THE FAMILY