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Rev Valdez-Romero, Horacio


Horacio Valdez-Romero passed into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus The Christ, on October 8th, 2016, surrounded by close family members due to heart complications while under care at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA . Originally from Sanarate, El Progreso, Guatemala, Central America in June 5th 1934. An ordained Presbyterian minister for more than 40 years, after serving ministerial calls in Central America, Puerto Rico and New Jersey, Rev. Valdez came to Boston in 1986 to establish The Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana “Elím” de Boston, as the first Presbyterian Latin-American Spanish speaking congregation under the care of the Presbytery of Boston, next to the West Roxbury courthouse at the facilities of the Forest Hills Covenant Church. Preceded by his wife of more than 50 years D. Myriam Q. de Valdez at the end of 2013. Rev. Valdez  is survived by his daughters M. Patricia Carpino, Debora E. Green and his son Horacio Valdez II, sons-in-law Armando Carpino, Roberto Green Sr. and daughter-in-law Gisela Valdez-Cott. Rev. Valdez is also survived by his grandchildren Roberto Green Jr. and his wife Sherilynne, Andrew Green, Joshua Green, Daniel A. Carpino, Matthew A. Carpino, Veronica G. Valdez, and Alexandra G. Valdez, and his great grandchildren Jariel R. Green and Roselyn J. Green.  Visiting hours Tues 5-7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street Dedham followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 7 pm.  Private interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kenneth R Dewar
    October 10th, 2016 | 10:33 am

    Rev Horacio was a gracious and sincere pastor who lived his life in Christian service. It was my pleasure working with him in the Presbytery of Boston.

  2. Cindy Kohlmann
    October 11th, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    On behalf of the Presbytery of Boston, we give thanks to God for the faithful service of Rev. Horacio. His ministry in our midst was a source of inspiration and joy. As he has been gathered to the arms of his Savior, we are confident that he was greeted with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
    His family and the congregation he shepherded for so many years are in our prayers. May the God of peace and mercy comfort you, and may the Holy Spirit shelter you in your grief.

  3. Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso
    October 11th, 2016 | 1:25 pm

    Horacio was a sweet presence at meetings of the Boston Presbytery and I always looked for him so we could welcome each other. Now he joins “the cloud of witnesses,” who will cheer us on in our journey of faith.

  4. Doris Soule
    October 14th, 2016 | 11:08 am

    My prayers are with the family. I remember Horacio as a wonderful colleague in ministry in his early days at Primero Iglesia. I thank God for that ministry and his faithful service.

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