Henry De Jesus Giraldo, a 30 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Torrance. Born in Pereira, Colombia, Henry was 64 when he died. Henry was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Henry grew up in Colombia with his seven siblings and first came to the United State in 1975. He was an airline dispatcher working at Avianca Airlines, worked at Bank of America, taught english in Colombia for 3 years and proudly worked for the United States Postal Service for 18 years. He was an avid cyclist and a music aficionado; one of his passions he passed on down to his three children. He has spent the last several years of his life relishing the joys of being a grandfather to his grandson, Julian age 7, and granddaughter, Mariela age 4. Henry is survived by wife, Patricia Giraldo of Redondo Beach, CA; daughter, Anndrea (Juan) Leon of Garden Grove, CA; son, Mauricio Giraldo of Long Beach, CA; and daughter, Carolina Giraldo of Torrance, CA. He was preceded in death by parents, Ana and Romulo Giraldo. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday December 20, 2012 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Vigil service begins at 7:00 pm. The Mass will be celebrated 10:00 pm. The Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Friday December 21, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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  1. To lose someone as special as Henry who you all loved so much is very hard to bear, But may God bless and comfort you and keep you in his care…In my prayers and thoughts during this diffcult time.

  2. I worked with Henry at Westchester station. He was always very helpful and went out of his way to be of service. His work ethic was beyond compare and I used to tease him that I wanted to be just like him when I grew up . my deepest condolences to his family who I know he loved very much.

  3. just seen the video! I thought it was great! Carlos saw it too. Henry meant alot to us at the post office. So Caring was he. He always had time for each one of us…..With Such Great advice or just making us laugh! He was Our Henry. Always ready to help out Management. Never talked back or got loud. Such a Peaceful Man! I think that’s why we all loved him…….He was there for us…..Quickly! God Bless You Henry and Your Beautiful Family! We Love You So Much! May you rest in peace now. Your co-worker, Yolanda Estrada….

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