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Armando W. Bear, Jr.

December 9, 1976 –
 January 24, 2023


Armando W. Bear, Jr. passed away the evening of January 24, 2023 at the age of 46 after battling with Congestive Heart Failure.

He is survived by his mother M. Gloria Bear, sister Graciela M. Bear, niece Gabrielle R. Vasquez, grandmother Candelaria G. Rios, devoted friend Mary Thrasher and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Armando was a man with a big heart. He was best known as “Bear”, “Willie” and of course “Mando”.

He cared deeply of all who crossed his path.  Loved his family and enjoyed being devoted to everyone of his friends.  He was a simple yet humble man who never asked for much from anyone.

Armando will be deeply missed by all!

He is preceded in death by his father Armando W. Bear, grandfather Roberto Rios, grandparents Hilda T. Bear and Pedro A. Bear.  Also his favorite cousin Franco A. Miramontes.

A Memorial Service to be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 1:00pm

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    Kaitlyn Martinez
    1 Feb 2023

    Bear, You cared for me when I didnt know how to love myself. You always had such a positive outlook. I pray that you made it HOME. I will continue to pray for your family. You will be missed Bear, but where you are now is such a better place to be! or a Gooderellington place (as you would say)

    Frank & Rosemary Miramontes
    1 Feb 2023

    I will miss you my nephew Mando, you were so sweet, thoughtful, kind & a lovable bear! You’re now resting in heaven with my Franco! You’re no longer in pain! You have left us with so many wonderful memories! Love always Tio Frank, Tia Rosemary Miramontes and Family. Rest in peace now! 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️

    Gloria Hinojosa
    1 Feb 2023

    So sorry for your great loss, you are in my prayers ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Priscilla Close
    1 Feb 2023

    I am so sorry about Mando’s passing. I didn’t have the honor of knowing him personally but I know his mom and sister, who love him very much. I’ve always heard wonderful things about him from Gloria. He came from a very loving family and must’ve been a wonderful young man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love.

    Priscilla Close
    2 Feb 2023

    I am so very sorry about Mando’s passing. I didn’t get the privilege to know Mando, but I’ve heard about him for over 20 years. I’m blessed to know his mom and sister and if he was anything like them I know he was a wonderful and sweet person. Gloria, Gracie, Gabby and family – you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you much love.

    2 Feb 2023

    I have no words Cousin because I will never understand the pain you feel. I’ll always remember Mando as a sweet, quiet and simple man. May GOD give you the strength to get through this chapter in your life. Remember, Mando was sent to you from above to nurture, guide, love and most important teach him to love the Lord. Set his foundation, if you will. I know you accomplished that and more. I believe you will see one another once again. Keep your eyes on the Lord cuz. He will get you through this along with all of us who love you. I am always here if you need me.

    Cousin Dianna

    Maria G. Bear
    10 Feb 2023

    To my baby boy, “Mando”! I will miss you every single day son, but I will carry you in my heart until I see you again!

    You were a good boy and a sensitive, loving man here on Earth and I am so proud of you! Thank you for loving me so!

    Rest in Peace son!
    Until we meet again!
    I love you, Mom

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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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