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SGM Alfred Leonard Bernardo United States Army, Ret.

Born: Tue., Feb. 25, 1930
Died: Tue., May 28, 2019

Recitation of the Rosary

8:15 AM Mon., Jun. 03, 2019
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Mon., Jun. 03, 2019
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church

Committal Service with Military Honors

10:00 AM Tue., Jun. 04, 2019
Location: Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery

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Sergeant Major, Alfred Leonard Bernardo
United States Army, Retired
February 25, 1930 - May 28, 2019

Sergeant Major Alfred Leonard Bernardo (Retired) passed away on May 28, 2019.  He was born February 25, 1930, Manila, Philippines to Christina and Victoriano Bernardo.  He is survived by his wife Wilma of 55 years, son Wilfred “Freddy” (Ginger), grandchildren’s Madison and Ian of Monroe, Washington, sister Adela Alino of Isabella, Philippines and numerous nephews and nieces in California, Canada and Philippines.

He was drafted into the Army in Guam, served 29 honorable years from 1956 to 1985, retiring from Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  His overseas tours were South Korea, Germany, Brazil and Vietnam.  His US tours included Forts in Benning, Georgia; Bragg, North Carolina; Jackson, South Carolina; Bliss. Texas; Carson, Colorado; Lewis, Washington; Devens, Massachusetts; Shafter, Hawaii and finally Huachuca, Arizona.

He enjoyed serving the Army; received numerous awards, but most of all loved mentoring the young soldiers.  His awards/medals included the Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Commendation, Army Meritorious Service, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Service, Army Overseas Service, Army NCO Professional Development and Army Good Conduct (9th award).

After retiring from the Army, he worked as a Transportation Officer at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  He was kind, quiet and hard working.  He loved to travel with his wife, and his son’s family, worked on the computer and cooked delicacies from the Philippines.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Resurrection, brothers Rudolfo, Sotero, Jesus, Roberto, Ricardo and Rafael.

Recitation of the Rosary at 8:15 AM followed by a 9:00 AM Funeral Mass on June 3, 2019, St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Andrew Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona.  Burial at Fort Huachuca Cemetery 10:00 AM on June 4, 2019.

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Gisela Cates
   Posted Fri May 31, 2019

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by David and Gisela Cates, Larry and Melissa Cates, Natasha and Lonnie Bales..

Dear Wilma,
We are saddened by the news of Alfreds passing. We all Loved him for his generosity and kind heart. He will be greatly missed by us all. Please call on me for any help you may need or just to talk. May God be with you and give you strength, comfort and peace.
With Warmest Condolences
David and Gisela Cates; Larry and Melissa Cates; Natasha and Lonnie Bales.

Sotero G. Bernardo, Jr.
   Posted Sun June 09, 2019
Dear Tita Wilma,

On behalf of Sotero Licup Bernardo, Sr.'s & Irene Elvira Gangan Bernardo's children (Teresita, Sotero Jr., Leonardo, Elvira, Maria Cristina, Maria Luz, Bernardo(2x), Gil & Rey) tho' a little tad too late, please accept our heartfelt and sincerest condolences and sympathies to You and the rest of the members of your family, on the demise of our dearly beloved Tito Fred. Rest assured, we will include his name in our daily and nightly prayers, as well as, daily Rosary, that Our Lord Almighty, Jesus Christ and Mother Mary, take good care of him along with the rests of the members of his family up in Heaven. May his soul Rest In Peace! Amen.