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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 05:22 PM
Mi amigo Fernando (FDT)...


I just spoke with Fernando's daughter Danielle, who confirmed that FDT passed away yesterday.

This is devastating for friends and family.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 05:45 PM


OMG - Shocked and so, very, very sorry. You will be missed amigo.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 05:52 PM


Oh my, what a shock... so sorry for the family and hundreds of people touched by his kindness.

I have known Ferna for 16 years. He was always kind and willing to share his Baja California with everyone.

Edit to add the first photo I took of Ferna back in early 2000 on the San Clemente Pier at perhaps the first organized meeting of "Baja Internet" people.





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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 05:58 PM


So very sad to hear about this. Fernando was a truly kind and wonderful person with a heart of gold. Even when going through hard times himself, he would dedicate countless hours to organizing the annual Dia de Reyes toy drive so that some of the poorest kids in Baja would receive a toy for Christmas. He loved sharing Baja with others and always had a smile on his face.

Rest in peace amigo...you will be missed dearly!




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:02 PM



Ferna passed away? I am saddened and confused beyond words.




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:19 PM


He was a great ambassador for Tijuana and not afraid to set someone straight for unclear/wrong information. He will be missed.
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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:19 PM


This was just posted by his family:

"This goes to all Fernando's Facebook friends and relatives. regretfully we would like to inform everyone that Fernando has passed away peacefully in his sleep at home of natural causes. He is survived by his wife and three children Fernando, Danielle, and Sofia. Thank you for those who have expressed condolences, your thoughts and prayers are with us. For those who are able, Mass will be held at the "Iglesia San Francisco Javier" Wednesday October 12 at 6 pm, located at Av. Club 20-30 (Av. de la Televisión) #3357, Juarez, 22158."




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:21 PM




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:21 PM


DEP. Fernando was a great guy, the world would be better if they're more like him. My heart goes to his family.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:48 PM


OMG -- such horrible news. He was such a great person and he did so much to promote Tijuana. And the toy drive, ---- damn, it is just so unbelievable. ----

I so remember when we shared the joint effort to rescue Diver, and his family== he was always one we knew we could call on for help. Damn, this is just so sad.

He was a really a special person!
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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:55 PM


Really sorry to hear this. He was a really nice man. Really nice. Damn.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:57 PM


So very sad indeed. I am in shock. He was such a great guy, always smiling, and volunteering his time to promote Baja and do whatever he could to help those in need in Baja. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family. RIP Ferna.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 06:59 PM


Such sad news. Fernando was unselfish, kind, caring and gave himself to others as a matter of course, always. He is going to be missed by many.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 07:06 PM


A candle has been lit and a prayer has been said in our home.

Doug, please convey our condolences - we wont be able to attend the mass, but our prayers and hearts will absolutely be with them.

Rest in peace Ferna - your legacy of kindness, compassion, and generosity will live on through your family, friends and loved ones.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 07:08 PM


I am just in such shock -- we always carried Ferna's phone number with us just in case we needed help in his area. And the memory of how we worked together with Roberto and Ferna to rescue Diver and his family is a good memory.

And for his family, I so remember when Ferna had the open radio station and his daughter, Sophia who was 5 years old at the time, shared the mic. Sophia was totally bilingual with English and Spanish, but when she was asked in what language did whe dream, she answered, Japanese. It still makes me smile.

Damn, damn and damn. He will be so missed and my thoughts are very much with his family. May you find some peace in knowing how much your father was appreciated by so many! He was a special person.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 07:20 PM


He once asked me to do a segment for his radio show on surfing in Baja. I laughed and told him, "no Ferna, you'll eventually ask me questions about secret spots and I won't be able to answer you truthfully!" He really got a kick out of that. I'm gonna miss that guy!



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 08:17 PM


Unbelievable - Fernando would begin gathering toys for the children of Tijuana right about now. So sad..



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 10:01 PM


Very sad news indeed. Ferna had a big heart. We did not get to see him often but when we did he always had a big smile and a positive vibe. He showed by example how to give back to others. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to his family.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 10:55 PM


So sad to hear. As all of you have already said he was a great, caring person and will be missed. RIP Fernando.



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[*] posted on 10-12-2016 at 05:49 AM


He once told me that I was the only guy who could get away with calling him 'Flowers'. :(
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