Avelino Ochoco Pulido, 92 of Pinellas Park, Florida passed away Sunday April 22, 2018 at Northside Hospital. He was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines on February 5, 1926 and was the son of Eusebio Vinluan Pulido and Victoria Ochoco Pulido. Avelino attended and graduated from San Fernando Elementary and from La Union Trade School, where he was the class salutatorian, then graduated from the Mapua Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Achieving 44 years total of employment before retiring at age 69 years old. His passions were fishing and gardening. He had a green thumb for gardening, which he planted numerous Filipino vegetables of all kinds for his family and many relatives and friends to harvest. Avelino was predeceased by his siblings, Andres Pulido, Asuncion Pulido Zafra, Mariano Pulido, and Celedonio Pulido. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Leonora Vytiaco Pulido; children, Waldo (Dr. Michelle Zhu Pulido), Rossana Obrero (Edgardo), Percival (Debbie Armstrong Pulido), Kathleen Ryan (Larry) and Nathaniel (Elizabeth Santiago Pulido); his sister Carmelita Pulido Galang (Fernando); his 12 loving grandchildren, Nathan Obrero, Dr. Vina Pulido Nguyen (Dr. Anthony Nguyen), Matthew Obrero, Samantha Pulido, Alexander Pulido, Kyle Pulido, Chanel Pulido, Paris Pulido, Katiana Ryan, Kailani Ryan, Kaylin Pulido, and Kierra Pulido. Avelino was proud of all of his children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments and has attended and celebrated all of the milestones in their lives. All have achieved scholastic honors and all adult grandchildren have graduated from college in their chosen fields.
Visitation: at Sacred Heart Church Parish Center Friday April 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Mass: at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday April 28th at 9:30 am.
Interment: to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
* Sacred Heart Parish Center is located at: 4650 80th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.
* Sacred Heart Catholic Church is located at: 4661 82nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.