Fred was born on December 7, 1934 in Corregidor Philippines, to Venancio and Maria Nebreda. Early in his childhood the family settled in Naic, Cavite, Philippines where he grew up.
Fred met the love of his life in San Francisco through a chance introduction when his wife Julie immigrated in 1958; they were married on February 27, 1960. After being stationed in Texas, Washington and Germany, in 1966 stationed in Fort Ord, they settled in the Monterey Peninsula, making Marina home. They were active members of St. Jude’s Parish, the Filipino American Community Club, the Lions Club, American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.
Fred passed peacefully on February 19th just 8 days before their 61st Wedding Anniversary. They have blessedly shared a lifetime of travel, adventure, escapades, social gatherings, bowling tournaments, bingo marathons and Black-Tie events.
Fred joined the US Army in 1955 being awarded several decorations for his service in Korea, Cuba and 2 Tours in Vietnam. He is a recipient of a Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Gallantry Crossing (twice) and a host of others. He retired from Fort Ord 7th Infantry after 22 years of service in September of 1977. Two months later, formally educated in Criminal Justice, he joined the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff, where he served another 22 years. He is a long-standing member of both the International Police Association (IPA) and the Monterey County Peace Officers Association (MCPOA).
In 2008, while Fred & Julie were on tour with the IPA in Russia, Fred won a drawing to mount the steps of Naryshkin Bastion of the Fortress and Fire the noon time Cannon in St. Petersburg, a tradition started by Czar Peter the Great; ordinarily saved for high officials and dignitaries. Fred treasured this experience, and it was featured in the Monterey Herald. Fred living a life of public service will receive double honors at burial from both the US Armed Forces and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.
Fred is pre-deceased by two brothers (Rudy and Tony) and survived by his sister; Helen. He is survived by his wife Julie of nearly 61 years of marriage and his two daughters, Debra Nebreda and Brenda (son in law Bernard Vailuu). His 3 grandchildren, Justin Vailuu, Catherine (grandson in law Jeremy Sappingfield) and Jazmine Vailuu. As well as 6 great-grandchildren; Lillian, Adrian, Logan, Vivian & Marian (twins), Junior. Beloved nieces and nephews, sisters in law Raquel and Medy Nebreda and cherished extended family and lifelong friends. His services are as follows:Visitation & Rosary Vigil
Mission Mortuary 450 El Estero Monterey, CA - March 1 , 2021 ( private)
Funeral Mass (Outside Chapel- All are Welcome)
Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church- 320 E. Laurel Drive Salinas, CA –
March 2, 2021 11 am.
Internment: San Carlos Catholic Cemetery 792 Fremont Monterey, CA (after Mass).
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