On Saturday, December 25, 2021, our beloved Fernando Aranda Luna was called home at the age of 51. The world has lost a great son, husband, father, brother, and leader. Fernando was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on May 29, 1970, to his mother Victoria Luna and father Cutberto Luna. He spent most of his life in Phoenix, Arizona.
Fernando’s work ethic was immeasurable. He was an extremely hard worker dedicated and determined to provide for his family and give them the life they deserved. He began working at the young age of 13, at several restaurants in the valley including Carlos O’Brian’s and Carrows. By his early twenties, Fernando began working in the construction industry. He worked his way up to Construction Superintendent and was responsible for building golf courses in Tucson, Flagstaff, as well as in Cabo San Lucas. For the next 30 years of his life, Fernando worked as a Construction Superintendent.
Fernando was a kind soul who loved trips to the ocean with his family, his weekly visits with his parents, sitting outdoors talking with his siblings, and creating memories for his nieces and nephews. He was an amazing husband and absolutely loved being a father to all his children. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his wife and children. Fernando was always there to help relatives and friends. He gave to those in need. He was renowned for his infectious smile, his generosity, his gregarious personality, speaking his mind, the warmth of his laughter, the strength felt in his hugs, and the comfort of his words. He was truly a peacemaker and source of positivity.
Fernando is survived in this world by his wife Jorgina of 17 years, daughters Alexandra and Camila, sons Andy, Enrique, Fernando ll, and Alessandro, parents Victoria and Cutberto, sisters, Sara, Candy, Maria, and Micaela, brothers Roger and Liboro, grandchildren Selina and Carlos and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. Fernando was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. We take comfort in knowing that Fernando is now at peace surrounded by love. We are grateful and blessed to have loved and be loved by him. We will all miss him more than words can say.
A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 3:00 – 7:00PM with a Rosary to be held at 6:00PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11:00AM at Saint Louis the King Church, 4331 W. Maryland Avenue, in Glendale. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.