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Eufemio " Butch" Velarde
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 14, 1929
  • Date of passing: Aug 30, 2014
Let the memory of Eufemio be with us forever

Eufemio “ Butch” Velarde of Corona passed away August 30, 2014 at
Inland Valley Medical Center after a long illness.
Mr Velarde was born February 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, Ca. to
Lucia and Alex Velarde.

Mr. Velarde is survived by two children:

Anna Marie Velarde of Corona, California 
Michael A. Velarde of Corona, California.

Emily Swirbul of Fullerton, California ,
Espie Coshow of Lakewood, Calfornia
Manuel Velarde of LaMirata California ,
Michael Velarde of Whittier, California
Predeceased by his sister
Dora Velarde of Fullerton, California. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by espie coshow on 3rd September 2014

"Rest in peace dear brother,  give a big hug to Alice, Mom & Dad,
Auntie Dora and Lil Petey.  Till we meet again,  with love, Sis."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Brooks on 2nd September 2014

"Anna Marie and Michael our thoughts are with you.  Your Dad left you with so many wonderful memories and loved you both so much.  He was such a love with Merlin, Abby and the kitty's, and our little Harley Girl loved to wave her little paws to him from across the street.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Jay Gray on 31st August 2014

"Such a difficult time with mixed emotions,
my thoughts and prayers go out to Anna Marie and Michael!

I can’t pronounce Eufemio easily so Eubemio since day 1 has been
Gino to me.

Part of me is sad that I will not be able to see my friend Gino again, or our bi- weekly phone chat to help solve the world’s problems!

Part of me is great full that I had known Gino,
and been able to see my friend Gino off yesterday on his way to heaven .

The Velarde family was gracious enough to allow me and my little buddy Merlin  move in with them at a time when I had recently lost my dad  and for that I will always be grateful.
Gino took the time to plant a Tree in their back yard in memory of my dad.
You can’t put a price tag on that and I Got his back for life after that!!

While living with the Velarde’s I was able to hear entertaining stories from a man in his 80s that had experienced an incredible life. Gino, born 2/14/1929 and for you trivia buffs that was (valentine's day massacre),  enlightened me with dozens and dozens of awesome stories of his childhood during the depression era, military life in the Navy, and over 40 years in the Lithographic Printer industry. I am having a hard time writing this ….for some reason my paper keeps getting wet so I will end with this.

Gino I love you man……

Thanks for the memories and thanks for being you!

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Jay Gray


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