Pedro Gabriel “Papi” Falu-Lanzo, 74, loved to entertain friends and family

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Pedro Gabriel 'Papi' Falu-Lanzo
Pedro Gabriel ‘Papi’ Falu-Lanzo

Pedro Gabriel “Papi” Falu-Lanzo, 74, of Virginia Beach, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, peacefully in his sleep.

He was married to Cristobalina Cepeda on March 26, 1965; they were married 51 years. He was proud to have honorably served in the U.S. Army.

Pedro was born in Puerto Rico Jan. 4, 1943, and lived in Bronx, N.Y., for many years, where he retired from Farberware after 25-plus years. After retiring, he relocated to Virginia Beach and worked for TJ Maxx for 15 years, where he was due to retire from this month, March 2017.

He dedicated his life to spending time with family, friends and his loving wife, Cristobalina. In his spare time Pedro, affectionately known as ‘Papi,’ loved to entertain friends and family. He enjoyed music and building things with his hands.

Papi is survived by his wife, Cristobalina; four children, Rosa Falu-Williams (Kenneth), Gabriel Falu`(Paula), Pedro Falu`Jr. (Latoris Myers) and Richard Falu`; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Millo Falu`(Puerto Rico); sister, Martha Rosado (New York); and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and special friends whom he loved dearly.

Pedro was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa (Lanzo) Falu`; father, Gabriel Falu`;brother, Jose Falu`; and sister, Hilda.

A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family of Pedro Gabriel Falu-Lanzo would like to thank you for attending the service, the lovely flowers, thoughtful cards and other expressions of sympathy. We appreciate you taking the time to come and share in the celebration of our beloved Papi. Although this is a sad time for all of us, we find comfort in knowing how fortunate we are to have you in our lives. May God continue to bless you.