Read Father’s Day messages from Club Members – 2019

Alive! presents one of our most popular annual features – Father’s Day messages from Club Members. Enjoy… and happy Father’s Day!



“I love you to the moon and back a million times.
Love, Gina.”

Regina Palacios, LA County



“Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world. Thank you for all the love you give our family. I love you!”

Citlali Bon, Club IT Coordinator



Happy Father’s Day to the man who paved the way
for my life. ¡Feliz Día del Padre!

From Club COO Robert Larios



“Happy Father’s Day in heaven, Dad! Love and miss you every day. Until we meet again, I know you are watching over all of us.”

Cassie Verduzco, State of California/Corrections





“For A.B. Watkins, retired Gunnery Sgt., US Marine Corps (25 years) with two tours of duty: Good man and provider, no matter where was, or overseas. We love you.”

Linda Martin, Retired, Public Works



“A father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you grow. A father is a son’s first hero, and a daughter’s first love. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!”

For Rito Venegas, Transportation



“Happy Father’s Day to the best Pau Pau.
From Morris, Dallas and Ryan.”

– For Walter Griffin, General Services



“To the man who has taught us everything we know – may your dreams in life continue to unfold as a direct result of all your hard work and ambition. You’re our bright and shining armor. Happy Father’s Day. We love you!”

– For Anthony Garcia, Public Works, Club Member,
shown with sons Anthony Garcia Jr. (left) and Josh Garcia. From Lupe Durazo, Personnel



“Isabella sweetheart – I’m not the only one who sees you as a special person. The email from your high school counselor: ‘Your daughter is doing a fabulous job … she stands out among her peers as a strong student with a beautiful personality.’ Your science teacher said you’re ‘one of the best students ever. Hardworking, trustworthy, intelligent, polite, diligent.’ Wow!”

From Rodney Bernaldo, Public Works/Sanitation



“We love you, Papa Bear! XOXO, Bird and Mr. Handsome.”

– Brian Monge, DWP



“Happy Father’s Day to the #1 man in our life!
We love you and appreciate you!
Thank you for being a lovely daddy to Tabi!”

– William Wong, General Services



“With lots of love.”

– Rodolfo Ballesteros, Rec and Parks



“I will always honor my dad because of his unselfish attitude to help during the Northridge earthquake Jan. 17, 1994.
He was a superman. XOM.”

– Benham Nematzadeh, Airports




“Dios le conceda salud y muchos años mas con nosotros sus hijas y nietos. Feliz de los Padres.
From Maria, Jennifer, Sayra, Gordito, Lety.”

– From Maria Chitay, LA County



“Happy Father’s Day. We love and appreciate you so much. Thank you for all you do for our family!”

– Vivaldo Torrez, Airports



“Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.
I love you lots and lots and lots.”

– Martin Lopez



“Hey Pops, I want to take this opportunity to say, I love you and to thank you for all that you have taught me.”

– Eugene Slusher, Transportation



“Happy Father’s Day. We love you very much. Thank you for being there and playing with us. Flaco and Huera.”

– Alex Perez-Torres, State of California/Corrections



“Thank you for being such a loving and amazing role model for our boys! They truly are blessed to call you dad!
Happy Father’s Day, baby!”

– John Sousa, Airports




“Happy Father’s Day to my husband. Our son thanks you for being so awesome and giving me 32 unforgettable years. We are also very proud of you, son!”

– Gina Joromat, for John Joromat, State of California/Caltrans



“Dad, rest in peace, dear loved one, and thanks for all you’ve done. We pray that God has given you the crown you truly won. Miss and love you always.”

 Cynthia Bustillos, LA County



“Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! We love you.
Cash and Madison.”

– For Brandon Balderas, Public Works/Street Services




“To the best dad who is always there for us through
the good times and bad. He is our rock of stability
that no family should be without.
Love you, Dad.”

– For Mario Macias, Public Works/Sanitation



“The greatest gift in the world is to be Adam’s dad!”

– Pablo Serrano, Public Works/Sanitation



“Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! Thank you for all that you are to us. We are blessed to have you.
We love you. Xavier, William II and Benjamin.”

– Marissa Lopez, LAPD




David and daughter Vanessa Velis:

“Thank you for being my daughter. I love you very much.”

– From David Velis, General Services
“Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.”
– From Vanessa Velis



“I am because you are. My greatness mirrors your love
for your children. Thanks, Pop! – AB”

– A. Brytney Reaves, LA City/Cannabis Regulation



“Being a father is not easy. You are the most caring, loving dad to your children and to mine. Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day, my BF. Love, Yvonne.”

– Yvonne Garcia, Library



“Life has been a roller coaster, but it has brought us together more every day. We love you.
Thanks for being a great friend.”

– Luis Mora, Mayor’s Office



“From the youngest to the oldest, our dad has always supported us for our school events. Thanks, Dad, for always being there for us all.”

– Starla Echols, Retired, DWP



“Happy Father’s Day in heaven, Dad. I miss you so much. There isn’t a day that I don’t think about you. I love you.”

– Monica Ramos, Animal Services



“Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for our beautiful eight kids and two grandkids we have together. We love you a lot. Thanks for everything.”

– Monica Ramos, Animal Services



“Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for providing for us always and being a good husband, dad and grandfather.
We love you very much.”

– Monica Ramos, Animal Services



“Best husband, dad and Papa a family could ask for.
We love you.”

– For Robert Hebert, Airports



“I love how my stepfather is always there to take good care of the babies in the family.”

– Sarah Richardson, LAPD



“God has blessed my father-in-law with 94 years of life. We love him very much and look forward to 94 more years.”

– Sarah Richardson, LAPD



“Happy Father’s Day to the best father ever. Without me, this day wouldn’t mean much. You’re welcome, Dad!
Love you, feliz dia.”

– For Alan Figueroa, DWP



“‘Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.’ – Gloria Naylor. You can be angry, but that too shall pass.

I love you, and Happy Father’s Day.”

– Breanna Martin, Rec and Parks



“To our proud dad, to many more years! We love you!”

– For Officer Anselm Yu, LAPD



“Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Love you so much!”

Robert Walters, Personnel



“You are the best father and grandfather ever!
Happy Father’s Day!”

– Anna K, DWP



“Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day! To the best dad ever. Love, Nena!”

– Helenia McNeil, Public Works/Engineering



“You are one of a kind, Dad! Thank you for all you do for us! Love you, Dad. Gio, Dominic, Dante and Nicco.”

– Det. III William Sera, Retired, LAPD








Happy Father’s Day Dad!!! Love you so much!!

– Robert Walters, City/LADWP, Personnel



Happy Father’s Day Laxa Men!

– From Lady Jane Briones