Hernane Tolentino Barberan, 75, proudly served in the Navy for 23 years

Hernane Tolentino Barberan
Hernane Tolentino Barberan

It is with the heaviest of hearts we share that Hernane Tolentino Barberan, 75, of Virginia Beach, devoted husband, adoring father, beloved Lolo, caring brother and uncle and loyal friend, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by his family Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

He was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, to Lamberto Barberan and Adelaida Tolentino Barberan. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years, followed by over 15 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Hernane was a member of the Willis Fentress Mason Lodge, the Greenbrier Mall Walkers and the 5th Dimension Dance Group (although he didn’t dance). Throughout his life, his hard work, good humor and kindness left an impression on all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Perpetua Corpuz Barberan; daughter, Karen, and her husband, Robert Sario; son, Eric, and his wife, Tina Fujiko Barberan; and several siblings, including his loving sisters, Corazon Yeoh, and Imelda Ventura who helped to take care of him. His five grandchildren were his pride and joy and will continue on in his example, Parker Joseph Sario (8), Cruz Koichi Barberan (4), Reston Drew Sario (4), Emi Bay Barberan (3) and Major Hiro Barberan (1). His unfailing devotion to his family will never be forgotten.

Hernane will be dearly missed by so many friends and family members who loved him deeply. Your thoughts and prayers for his soul and for his family are sincerely appreciated.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 4, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1485 Kempsville Road. A funeral Mass will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3314 Sandra Lane. Hernane will be laid to rest at 1:30 p.m. with military honors at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 East Virginia Beach Blvd.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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