Ricardo Velando


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Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Ricardo M. Velando, 68, ofLeClaire,died on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his residence.
A Celebration of Ric's Life will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Duck Creek Lodge,Davenport. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and food and beverages will be served immediately until the service at 5:30, which will last about an hour. Memorials may be made to Gilda's Club Quad-Cities.Trimble Funeral andCremation Center,Moline, assisted the family.
Ricardo Madamba Velando was born on May 20, 1944, inSanta Ana,Manila, Philippines, the son of Federico and Aurora Madamba Velando.
He graduated from ColoradoStateUniversitywith a B.A. in English in 1969, and earned his Master's in Education of Hearing Impaired from theUniversityofNorthern ColoradoinGreeley, Colo., in 1974. He married Elaina M. Allen in December 1983, inLas Vegas, Nev.
Ric worked for the Davenport Community School District as a hearing impaired specialist for 32 years, and then as a substitute teacher for six years, retiring in 2013 because of health.
In 1969, Ric spent a year inSalt Lake City,Utah, teaching for AmeriCorps VISTA. He began his study of Shudokan Karate while in college, and shortly after earning his black belt, started his own class in the Quad-Cities in 1975. In 1998, he switched the focus of the class to Filipino Martial Arts, earning his 5thdegree Black Belt in Modern Arnis in 2010. Ric was a member of and performer for the Filipino-American Association of the Quad-Cities and the Philippine Dance Troupe of the Quad-Cities. His time near the Rocky Mountains of Colorado encouraged an active lifestyle of skiing, biking, running and kayaking.
Ric is survived by his wife, Elaina Allen-Velando, of LeClaire; a son, Dominic Velando, of Davenport; and siblings, Lourdes (Robert) McGuire, of Boulder, Colo., and their sons, Kevin and Sean; Ernesto (Sheryl) Velando, of Sacramento, Calif., and their daughter, Felicia, and son, Nicholas; Edwardo (Holly) Velando, of San Francisco, Calif., and their daughters, Marci and Wendi; Rodrigo (Jieke) Velando, of Thornton, Colo.; Josephina Ono, of Pearl City, Hawaii, and their son, Ty, Danielo (Nancy) Velando, of Seattle, Washington; and Juan (Dianna) Velando, of Golden, Colo., and their sons, Jonathan and Geoff. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Ric's memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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