Frederick “Freddy” Julia of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2022, at the age of 75.
Freddy was born on November 10, 1946, in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Luisa Borrero and Maximo Julia. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran whom served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1988. This included deployments to Germany, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, and Panama. He retired from the Army Intelligence division after serving 22 years as a Staff Sergeant. During Freddy’s time in the Army, his favorite memory was driving Jeeps leading to his purchase of one in 2021. He also loved to play Doo-Wop music while taking drives around town.
Freddy is preceded in death by his beloved wife Concepcion “Connie” Cardenas. They were wed on February 18, 1986.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers Jose Alberto Soto, Antonio Julia, Maximo Julia, Carlos Julia, and Walter Julia; his wife Connie; his granddaughter Aliaz Monique; and two beloved pets Brownie and Khloe.
His legacy will live on by his children: Sergio Cardenas and wife Darlakay Cardenas, Adeline and husband Jay Aviles; Ivonne Julia and husband Al; Frederick Julia Jr. and fiancée Melinda; and Arlene Estrada and husband Angel.
He is also survived by his sister Leonides Julia; grandchildren Sergio Cardenas Jr., Steven Cardenas, and Nahla Cardenas; John Cosme, Justin Cosme, Jesse Cosme, Alaura Perez, Tiffany Smith, Kevin Navarro, Joseph Jones, Ashley Calderon, Amber Estrada, Angel Estrada, great-grandchildren Alatriece Jones, Araceli Jones, Kalani, Navarro, Jared Cosme, Naya Cosme, Justina Cosme, Jewlina Cosme, Lathan Perez, Adalyn Perez, Benjamin Smith, and Odyssey Smith; great-great granddaughter Ivy Lynn Cosme; cousins Victor Lopez, Walter Lorenzo, and Max Lorenzo; and beloved pets Hendrix, Nova, Khloe, Kallie, and Oliver.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Anita Duran, his generous caregiver of four years; pallbearers Robert Blanco, Johnny Anderson, Armando Castillo, Roberto Sanchez, Mike Vega, and Josh Aguirre; Lance Schkade for helping Freddy care for his dogs; and the staff at Shannon Medical Center, including his nurse Josh Cady, and Medical Assistant Dulce Cortez, for their endearing care.
A rosary will be held for Freddy at Harper Funeral Home on January 25th at 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be January 26th at 10:00 am at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Belvedere Memorial Park.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
Family and friends may share condolences at www.harper-funeralhome.com.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Harper Funeral Home
2606 Southland Boulevard
San Angelo, TX 76904
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
St. Mary's Catholic Church
7 West Ave. N
San Angelo, TX 76903
Final Resting Place
Belvedere Memorial Park
3504 Arden Rd.
San Angelo, TX 76901