Obituary: Wilfredo “Willie” Querida September 8, 1953 – May 5, 2021 Wilfredo “Willie” Querida, age 67, passed away early morning May 5th, 2021. He died from COVID-19 complications after weeks in the intensive care unit in Manila, Philippines.
Willie was the loving father of four children and the husband of Merly Querida. He was the eldest son of the late Luis and Esperanza Querida and the brother to eleven siblings. Willie was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He raised his family in Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, Clark Air Base, Philippines, and Daly City, California.
Willie was a skilled and passionate golf player and a respected member of the Filipino Golf Association of Riyadh. He also had a passion for music, travel, all aspects of sports and was a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers. He was known for his humor, kindness, generosity, and unwavering support to his family and friends.
Willie was also a colon cancer survivor. Willie’s passing has been an exceedingly traumatic experience for his family. The family believes that Willie’s death was unnecessary and could have been prevented. The circumstances of his passing, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Philippine healthcare system, are distressing and heartbreaking.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support during this harrowing ordeal. He is survived by his wife Merly Querida; children Mary Bacalso, Wilfredo Querida Jr., Tina Querida and Joy Querida; grandchildren Jadelyn Bacalso, Jezabel Bacalso, and Penelope Catalan; pets Tiger, Cody and Lili; and numerous siblings, nieces, nephews and other relatives he greatly cared for.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 1:00PM at The International Christian Center, 3275 Williams Rd, San Jose, CA. Relatives and friends are invited. This event will also be live-streamed. A private graveside service will be held at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery in Seaside, CA.
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