Dr. Herminio Valenzuela

Obituary of Dr. Herminio C. Valenzuela

1940 - 2024

Dr. Herminio C. Valenzuela, Brooklyn, NY, died on February 18, 2024.

Herm was born on December 24, 1940 in Manila, Philippines. As an infant, he lost his father in World War II while fighting with the US Military. Shortly after, his mother passed, and he was cared for by an aunt.After attending Victorino Mapa High School, Herm enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas (Manila) earning his undergraduate and medical degrees. In July 1968, he immigrated to the United States where he completed his residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Manhattan. In December 1969, he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam as a Captain overseeing the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital units.

From 1974- 1983 he was a doctor at the United States Public Health Service in Staten Island, NY. From 1984 to 1988 he was stationed at Quantico MCDEC (Virginia) where he was responsible for the new Marine Corps cadets as they completed Officer Candidate School (OCS). After finishing as an O5 Commander in the United States Navy he took his family to West Windsor, NJ, and became the Deputy Medical Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City. He retired in 2007.

"Lolo" was an avid reader, loved his crossword puzzles, taking pictures, and watching action movies, and MOST importantly, introduced the game of mahjong to his three children when they were younger!

He is survived by his wife, Maureen; his three children, Vincent (Colleen) of PA, Victor (Imelda) of NY, and Vivien (David) of CA; and his six grandchildren, Andrew, Gabrielle, Caz, Lexie, Jamie, and Sebastian.

The family wants to thank Dr. Cameron Zenger and Dr. Sathya Maheswaran and the wonderful caring staff of compassionate doctors, nurses, and support staff at the Margaret Cochran Corbin VA Hospital of New York City.

Maureen would like to add a special thank you to Steven White, nurse practitioner, who took extra care of Herm when he was initially diagnosed with cancer.

The visitation for Dr. Herminio C. Valenzuela will be held at Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday, February 25th from 2:00- 5:00 pm and 7:00- 9:00 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Mary Queen of Heaven Roman Catholic Church at 9:30 AM.

The Committal Service will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at Calverton National Cemetery.


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