Roman Fernandez, an Arizona native, born July 20, 1967, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2015. Roman graduated from Cactus High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served for 6 years and did one tour of duty at Desert Storm. Roman touched the lives of so many as a coach and mentor. He is survived by his parents Peter and Olivia, wife Dawn, sons Roman Jr. (Chanel), Nico and Adrian, grandchildren Hunter and Kenley, in addition to numerous family and friends. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM, Friday, July 31, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10815 N. 35th Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to http://www.gofundme.com/10aa5qk
Ray and Ann Beauregard
So very sorry for the loss of your husband, son, father and grandfather. Roman was a good man and he indeed did touch a lot of lives young and old. It’s so hard to understand why such awful things happen but stay close to God, He will get you through this. You are in our prayers.
My sincere condolences, my prayers are with the family.
My condolences to the fernandez family. You are all in my prayers….
Cuz im gona miss you i know your in a better place love you.
So sorry for the loss of your loved one….May God be with u all, prayers to the family……
Roman, we will miss you! Keep watch over the family! May God give heal our broken hearts give everyone peace.
Rest In Peace Cousin!
Donnie and Kym Holloway
Dawn and Family we can even imagine the pain in your hearts. We are so blessed to have know Roman he was such a nice man. Your in our daily prayers for conviction of the person/s that took Roman away from you and for healing. Many Blessings to you and your family. With Love Donnie & Kym Holloway
My sincere sympathy to your family. May God Bless you all
Al & Laura Contreras & Family
Our sincerest love and condolences. We will keep you in our prayers and pray that you find peace in your very unfortunate journey of mourning.
This is an extremely difficult time that I wish no family would ever have to experience, and there really are no words which can completely heal the open wounds and hurt that you are all feeling during this time…. I am aware of how difficult a loss to a very loved one can be…. It is difficult enough when the loss is of illness, and natural causes, but to suffer the loss as a result of a violent encounter, has got to be even more difficult to believe, and to accept…. My condolences to Dawn, Peter, Olivia, Roman Jr., Nico, Adrian, to Roman’s grandchildren, extended family, and friends…. I know Roman will be dearly missed by all, but I’m sure he, and all of the memories and good times that you shared will never be forgotten… His legacy will continue, and he will always be alive in the hearts and minds of his three sons, who I’m sure will honor their Dad by moving forward with their own lives and caring and loving their Mother, Grandparents, and their own immediate families…. As much as Roman is going to be missed by everyone here in your daily lives, I hope it brings some comfort in knowing that he is now an angel living in eternal peace and paradise…. May God continue to give you strength and the will to continue living the lives that Roman would definitely want you to continue living, those which are full of love and happiness…. God Bless You All…
My sincere sympathy and condolences for your family. Roman was a huge inspiration, “father figure” and role model to my son, Aaron Fuduloff. My thoughts and prayers will be with you!
Peter, Olivia and the entire Fernandez family, Roman is now with Jesus. I’m sure you will miss him in the day to come and of course for all your days. He is now in place where Jesus embraces him recalling his kindness. Jesus also walks with us who remain here. Only time heals all wounds our love is forever. God bless and embrace you in this time of need, look for him HE is there, he never will forsake you. My love and condolenses.. Henry and Sandy Salazar.
Susan Rios Gulick
What a handsome picture of Roman; a perfect mix of his mother and father, Olivia and Peter. I grew up with Roman. I always thought he was my cousin as I thought Olivia and Peter were my aunt and uncle. So it is hard to explain to my kids why he is considered a family member. Roman was a “stinker” as a child, but then, as I think about it, all my male cousins were 😉 As we grew up into adulthood we no longer saw each other as much. Roman served our country, married, had children, and is a grandfather. He accomplished a lot in his lifetime. I know he will be missed immensely and to his family, I offer my sincere condolences. I pray that you find the strength and love to support each other during this time.
Rest in peace, Roman
Susan Rios Gulick
Mary Byrne and Todd Hansen
I wish there was a Magic Word that would / could heal you durning this extremely difficult time, no one should have to ever have to experience this kind of pain from a inhuman act of violence. Our Thoughts and Prayers will continue for The Fernandez Family and Friends to find comfort and help ease your pain. And that the person or persons will turn themself or themselves in or be caught and justice be served., To possible help ease your pain along with the memories you have of and with Roman help heal and free you from this pain. God rest his soul, Roman is a Angel watching over you all. Remember when times are to difficult and harder than you think to handle (which it’s hard to imagine they could get any more than they are) that Roman is at your side and You all know ROMAN wants to hear anything you have to say or got….so ROMAN can continue to be the Wonderful Man YOU ALL Admire and Love and continue to Help direct and Love You as he has and Loves to do.
God Please Bless, Comfort and Help Roman Fernandez’s Family and Friends during this difficult time. Please lead them / authorities to the person / person’s that robbed them of Wonderful Roman Fernandez
your recent Angel.
Thank You God and Roman for Blessing Family, Friends & Other Hearts you have Touched and Helped!
You will never be forgotten!
RIP ROMAN FERNANDEZ
Our Blessing, Prayers, Support and Love
Mary Byrne & Todd Hansen
Tami Soto and Family
Dawn and Boys, I am just hearing of this news and I’m at a loss of words here…shocked. I am so so sorry for your families loss of such a devoted husband and father , everything!!! My heart goes out to you all, your in my thoughts and prayers daily, to get you through this difficult time..
Much love and Support..
Tami Soto and Family
Peter and Olivia, Dawn and family….. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Son/Husband. I know he was the World to you. No one knows why these things happen to us and we may Never know or understand. I am praying Extra hard for all of you. But I know Roman is now singing with the Angels! Love Alice
Dawn, Roman Jr, Nico, Adrian, Auntie Levi and Uncle Peter you are all in my prayers. May your hearts that are shattered be pieced back together by the Peace and Love of Our God We are all so lost and hurting to our soul but we will all overcome this Evil Act of Satan taking Our Roman by the hands of someone who is evil with the Grace Love And Peace from God. Roman will always remain in each of your hearts and all of our hearts. Don’t loose the faith conquer evil with goodness and love. Roman meant a lot to all his aunts uncles cousins and tons of friends. We are all here for you all I love you all may Romans memories remain in all our hearts.
Just want to let you know Dawn and boys… you are all in our prayers!! Devasted to hear about your loss, Roman was a wonderful person. Glad we got the opportunity to meet him through Sunkist. Lots of love and prayers to you all!!!
Cory, Anna, Sam & Sydney Tovar
I am truly sorry for your loss. I served with Roman in the Navy when he was with us in VAW-113. He was a good shipmate and I remember Roman well. I am saddened for you his family and can only offer my condolences. Peace be with you and please continue to trust in The Almighty.
AZC (AW) USN, (ret.)
I am one of Roman’s Blackeagle family, we served together. There are no words that are appropriate at this time, but do know that Roman was loved far and wide and though we served together a long time ago, and have never communicated since our Navy days, he is still my fellow Blackeagle and my brother, and he is not now, nor will he ever be forgotten. Prayers for each and every one of you, thank you for sharing Roman with us.
Served with Roman back in the 80s at NAS Miramar. He was a blast to be around though we lost touch over the years he is a shipmate for life, my prayers go out to the family.