Eduardo Mendano Valila


Our Father, Husband, Grandpa, Brother and Uncle, Eduardo “Eddie” Mendano Valila, passed away on June 27th, 2020 of kidney failure at the age of 71. Eddie was born on October 23rd, 1948, in Catubig, Northern Samar, Philippines. He was the third of nine children with Fe (deceased), Dioscoro and wife Erlinda, Medardo with Teresita, Corona (deceased), Josephine and husband Julius, Joseph with Veronica, Feli and Francisco (deceased) to Fortunato De Asis Valila and Conchita Mendano Valila and survived by many nieces and nephews. He attended Samson Technical Institute in Manila, Philippines and worked at Otis Department Store as a cook. He came to the USA on April 10th, 1976. His first job in America was at Walnut Grove, picking pears and asparagus in the farmland. He married Ammie Delito, on September 4th, 1977, and together they raised three boys, Edward, Richard and Bernard. From 1980, they lived in South Lake Tahoe where he worked as a cook at Harvey’s Hotel and Casino and then moved the family to Sacramento in 1987. He started working as a Chef at the Hilton Hotel and Sacramento Inn, and then as a Cook at Campbell Soup Factory in 1992. In 1995, his first and only grandchild, Alexis was born. Eddie bought a new home and moved the family to Elk Grove in 2005. In 2013, he retired from The Campbell Soup Factory after 21 years. Eddie was diagnosed with Peripheral Vascular Disease and started having complications with his kidney. He celebrated his 70th birthday in 2018 with an enormous party surrounded by all his family and friends. Our family cared for him in his Elk Grove home until he passed away. We will miss you Dad and we love you!


  • Richard Valila says:

    Thank you Dad for all you’ve done for us!! We Will Love You Forever!!♥️💒

  • Marlon D. Costes says:

    Prayers go out to the entire Valila Family. Our deepest sympathy and condolence. May he Rest In Peace .🙏

  • Josie says:

    Thank you very much, Eddie, for helping create happy memories as a valued friend and member of International Philippines Association. You will be truly missed. May the Good Lord grant you eternal peace.

  • Josie Heriales says:

    No farewell words we’re spoken,
    No time to say good-bye,
    You we’re gone before we knew it,
    And only God knows why,
    Our hearts still ache in sadness
    And secret tears still flow,
    What it meant to lose you,
    No one will ever know. Rest In Peace Kuya Eddie. We will miss you!
    Love your sister,
    Josie Valila-Heriales

  • Julius Heriales says:

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Ate Ammie, Anthony, Richard and Bernard Valila and to the Valila’s family. Rest In Peace Kuya Eddie. You’ll be in our hearts forever 🙏

    Julius Heriales

  • Jennifer Valila says:

    The uncle we love remains with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Rest In Peace Uncle Eddie 🙏❤️

  • Michael B. Delito says:

    There are no Goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, You will ALWAYS be in our hearts. Thank you for everything, you will be trully missed, we loved you po. REST IN PEACE TITO EDDIE.🙏🙏❤

  • John Valila Aduna says:

    Our Deepest sympathies and prayers are with you Auntie Ammie, Anthony, Richard and Bernard from All of the Aduna Family. May God’s infinite Love and healing with you in this time struggle. Rest in Peace Uncle Eddie.

  • Clarita Osete says:

    God welcomes you in His Kingdom!

  • Marilou, Nikos and Alexandre Kaburlasos says:

    Rest in Peace Kuya Eddie. You will be missed. My deepest sympathy to Ate Ammie, cousins and the rest of the family. Hugs and Prayers.

  • Zoe says:

    You will always be remembered Kuya Eddie.Rest well now. f

  • Mildred Maravilla says:

    Dear Mareng Ammie,

    Our family also feel the loss your husband, Eddie. He’s our very good friend, loving husband, father, a kind and hard working man. He will be missed. Our prayers for the repose of his soul. God bless him. May he rest in peace.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Jun, Mildred and Family.

  • Ronnie Cancicio says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Ate Amy, Richard, Anthony and Bernard. No words can make the pain go away from loosing a love one, but always remember you are not alone, we are here for you. Dear Kuya Eddie, Thank you for everything you have done helping our family, especially in the early years where you and Ate Amy let us live in your home for a year to get us started, you are so generous and very caring. Thank you for the great memories, we will miss you but you will always remain in our hearts. We love you Kuya Eddie.
    Love, Ron, Joey, Kai, AJ, Jacob, Mamang & Lyn

  • Elvis and Lily Matutis & Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to Ate Ammie and family. Thank you for the love you’ve shared with us. I remember when Lily was pregnant with Ella and Kuya Eddie would invite us to eat at their house. He would make the best steak for Lily and all of us. His kind and generous heart will always be remembered. We love him and will miss him so much, but we know God loves him the most. May he rest in peace.

  • Joy Yip says:

    Thank you Uncle Eddie for all the great memories growing up! Very thankful to have a great uncle like you! Always caring for us and making sure we have plenty to eat! I will miss your cooking uncle the most. Rest easy in heaven uncle Eddie.

    Love always,
    Joy, Colin, Tatiyana, Jordan and Jynessa Yip

  • Maria J Garza says:

    Thank you for being the greatest grandpa to Alexis Marie Valila

  • Emilyn L Rodriguez says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Auntie Amy Anthony Richard Bernard and The rest of the Valila Family!
    Rest In Peace Uncle❤️

  • Paul and Peter Aduna says:

    Our love and prayers go out to Auntie Aimee, Anthony, Richard, Bernard and Alexis. We are going to miss Uncle Eddie but his spirit will live on in each of us. He was the strongest part of our family that will continue to be strong. His love and hard work to provide for the family will resonate for many many years. Thank you Uncle. We all love you. My God give you peace.

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