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Old 11-23-2015, 08:51 PM
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Default Passing of our friend Carlos Fernandez

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this email. Many of you may remember Carlos from when he worked for GRT Avionics. He helped many of us here on VAF set up our panels and was always there to answer our questions.

Carlos has been battling t-cell cutaneous lymphoma for the last two years. He died yesterday of complications related to it. He was at home with his family.

Carlos and I met at a Kalamazoo, MI Chapter EAA 221 meeting back in the late 90's. He lent a hand to many of us in the chapter over the years. He was a friend to anyone he met.

His viewing will be this Friday, November 27th from 1-4 and 5-8 PM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI

The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Berean Baptist Church, 7813 S 12th St, Portage, MI 49024.

Carlos and his wife, Marcy, have two wonderful children, Alexander and Leah. Alexander just started college and Leah is a sophomore in high school. Memorial donations may be made for the children's college education. Carlos' favorite charity was www.toeverytribe.org. Memorials may also be directed there.

Rest in peace dear friend.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:41 PM
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Default One of the good guys ...

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It is with a very heavy heart that I send this email. Many of you may remember Carlos from when he worked for GRT Avionics. He helped many of us here on VAF set up our panels and was always there to answer our questions.

Carlos has been battling t-cell cutaneous lymphoma for the last two years. He died yesterday of complications related to it. He was at home with his family.

Carlos and I met at a Kalamazoo, MI Chapter EAA 221 meeting back in the late 90's. He lent a hand to many of us in the chapter over the years. He was a friend to anyone he met.

His viewing will be this Friday, November 27th from 1-4 and 5-8 PM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI

The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Berean Baptist Church, 7813 S 12th St, Portage, MI 49024.

Carlos and his wife, Marcy, have two wonderful children, Alexander and Leah. Alexander just started college and Leah is a sophomore in high school. Memorial donations may be made for the children's college education. Carlos' favorite charity was www.toeverytribe.org. Memorials may also be directed there.

Rest in peace dear friend.

Tim Popp
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Rest In Peace Carlos.

One of the good guys has left us.

James
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:15 PM
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Default A Huge loss to our Vans community...

I am stunned and saddened to tears to hear this. Carlos was fun, gracious, and always helpful to me throughout the acquisition and installation of my GRT systems. I always looked forward to chatting with him at events like OSH and SunnFun. He will be terribly missed.

Rest in peace, Carlos. We will all miss you.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:42 PM
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OMG that breaks my heart!! I had numerous contacts with Carlos when he was at GRT and he was always GREAT help. I got to meet Carlos at OSH 2012 and he was such a gentleman. My heart goes out to his family.... 8-(
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:40 AM
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RIP Carlos, your help was the best when I was getting my panel going.

CAVU from now on buddy.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:46 AM
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Default Stunned!

I also had numerous dealings with Carlos, and visited him at GRT a few years ago. Truly a good one who has died young!
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:57 AM
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God Speed Carlos!

He answered a billion of my questions years ago as I was coming up to speed on this avionics stuff...

Great guy!
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:11 AM
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R I P Carlos. You will be missed greatly.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:26 AM
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His patience was an example... to all. Look at Katie's recent comments about how hard it is to keep customers happy... and provide tech support.
Then remember those who do it, have done it... and have passed.
Good things to keep in the forefront of our thoughts. Be well Carlos
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:32 AM
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Default Obituary of Carlos Fernandez

His obituary is listed here.
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