Eduardo A. Velarde Sr., an entrepreneur and life-long resident of New Jersey, died unexpectedly on September 2, 2019 at the age of 65, while returning from a short weekend getaway.
Eduardo is survived by his wife, Diva Velarde; his children Patty Hayes, Eduardo A. Velarde Jr., Adriana Ferraz, Maria Brown and Sheny Velarde; and his grandchildren Keun, Alexa, Felipe, Maylina, Izabella, Tommy, Sabrina, Jordan and Jayden.
Eduardo was born in Riobamba, Ecuador, on April I , 1954 to Carmelina and Elias Velarde Noboa. He graduated high school and some college. He was self-employed for 20 plus years.
Eduardo was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, and his grandchildren were his life. He was a leader and the patriarch of the family. He was the problem-solver who took on difficult and unwanted projects at work and home.
He was the strength of the family.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm, with a Prayer Service at 8 pm at the Bradley Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave. Union, NJ.