Milwaukee, WI -- Patrick J. Valdez, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at St. Luke’s Medical Center after a long illness. Patrick was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, on June 20, 1964, to Consuelo Valdez and Armando Valdez Sr.
On October 9, 1993, he was united in marriage to the former Sandra Flores in Racine, WI Prior to his illness, Patrick was employed as the Director of Operations at Ser Jobs For Progress in Milwaukee, WI. Through his work he was involved with many community-based organizations that served the underprivileged as it related to education, employment and training. Patrick and his late brother, Armando, were founding members of the Racine Mexican Fiesta, raising funds that provided scholarships to minority students seeking higher education. Patrick had a kind heart and a passion for helping people.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Sandra Valdez; mother, Consuelo Valdez; father, Armando Valdez Sr.; children, Jacob (Gabrielle), Justino, Isabella, Jolissa and Armando Valdez; granddaughter, Lelani Valdez; mother and father in law, Polly and Secundino (Cundo) Flores; sister-in-law, Sylvia Banda; brothers –in-law, Dino (Rachael) Flores and Jose Flores; niece, Beth Ann (Jason) Douglas; nephews, Caleb (Daniella)Valdez, Sam (Angel) Valdez and Rio (Selina) Valdez, Joseph Valdez; great-nieces, Anna Marie Douglas, Emma Valdez, Elliana Valdez; great-nephews, Caleb Valdez Jr., Luciano Valdez; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Valdez; aunts, Mary Ayala, Esperanza Rodriguez, Josephina Rodriguez; uncles, Jose (Elida) and Juan Antonio Sanchez; and many cousins and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Armando Valdez Jr.; grandparents and other close relatives. Patrick was very loved and will be deeply missed by all of his relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 22, 2013, at noon at Assembly of God, 7311 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154 with Rev. Juan Garay officiating. Interment will follow at Good Hope Cemetery, 4101 S. 43rd St., Greenfield, WI 53220. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the Assembly of God from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon. Memorials to the family have been suggested.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, CVI Floor 7 and Floor 8 for their compassionate care. We are forever grateful.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888