Fernando Arias, 63

APRIL 23, 1948-FEB. 15, 2012

February 16, 2012
  • Arias

Fernando Arias, 63, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born April 23, 1948, in Colombia, South America, he was the son of the late Juan De La Cruz Arias and Soledad Restrepo De Arias.

He was the youngest of 16 brothers and sisters. He came to the United States in 1970. He became a U.S. citizen.

He worked for most of his youth at Bristol-Myers.

He eventually moved to Hagerstown, Md., in 1989 and retired from General Electric in 2008. He then worked part-time at Merkle Response.

Fernando had a big heart and gave of himself freely. He was loved by all who had the honor of knowing him.


He will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Giuliana; a son, Luis Fernando; and a daughter, Marilyn.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rev. Saul Perez will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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