Roger Alan Valdez, age 64 passed peacefully on June 2, 2015 at home with his loving wife by his side. Roger had a wonderful family that he loved and cherished dearly. He is survived by his wife Faith, his son Roger III, his daughters and their husbands; Adrienne, Courtney and Rodolfo, Michelle and Shahmir, his loving grandchildren; Ryleigh, Joseph, Jacob, Lorenzo, Alfonzo, Nikko, Charlotte; his great grandchildren; Jionni and Marina as well as his Father Roger, his step-mother Loyola and his siblings; Leonard, Robert, Richard and Valerie as well as many aunts , uncles and wonderful friends. Roger is preceded in death by his beloved mother Helen. Roger worked in the insurance industry and was a captain in the United States Army and a member of the National Guard. His passion was flying. He retired several years ago to enjoy time with his family and friends . He shared his amazing whit through his many funny stories. His smile was contagious and his positive attitude and inspiring advice was given whenever it was needed by family or friend. Roger was a warm and caring individual, offering unconditional love, which was vividly apparent in the many bear hugs he offered. A memorial service to celebrate his amazing life will be held on Sunday June 7, 2015 at 2pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance , California 90503. Reception directly

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