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Fernando Alekay Sr.

October 28, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Fernando Alekay Sr. Obituary

Fernando Alekay Sr. was called home to be with the Lord and loved ones on October 28th,

2023, at his residence in Whiteriver, Arizona. Fernando was born December 14th, 1970, in

Dallas, Texas to Glorinda Alekay and Maynard Steel, but was raised by Phillip Goclanney.

Fernando started his education in his earlier years at David Crocker Elementary School in

Dallas, Texas. He later moved to Whiteriver, Arizona where he attended and graduated from

Alchesay high School. He worked for the Whiteriver Elementary school as a custodian, but the

students knew him as “grandpa.” He loved to sing, worship, and praise God with the Grace of

God Choir. Fernando loved spending time with all his children and grandchildren. He devoted his

time to helping people and did his best to help the community. He was a father figure to many,

including his nieces, nephews and the fatherless. He touched so many lives and was there for

all the kids that visited his home. He relaxed by reading books and watching movies and

sitcoms. He had a collection of Stephen King novels which he cherished and continuously

added to it. He loved fishing and being outdoors. He was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan and

always spoke of returning to Dallas to visit one day. Fernando is survived by his wife, Lucinda

Alekay; his daughter, Fernanda Alekay; his sons, Brandon, Matthew, Elijah, and Fernando

Alekay Jr.; his brothers, Philbert Goclanney, Provinco Patten, and Delmore Steel; his sisters,

Norma and Cherlyn Steel; and many aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents,

Glorinda and Phillip Goclanney; Father Maynard Steel; sister, Philberta Goclanney; and

Grandfather Ernest Alekay. Fernando will be brought back to his home at 409 One Step

Beyond St. in Whiteriver, Arizona on November 8th, 2023, at 10 am for a one-night

Wake held in his honor, with Funeral services on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 1 pm at the East Fork

Grace of God church and will be laid to rest immediately following at Whiteriver Cemetery.


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