Fernando Diaz of Wallkill, NY, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was 70 years old.
The son of the late Jose and Candida Echezbal Diaz, he was born February 18, 1949 in Havana, Cuba.
He was a member of the New York State Baseball Umpires Assn. Inc. and the Orange County Baseball Umpires Association. He retired from Tarkett (New Windsor, NY) in 2005 where he worked for close to 30 years. He spent the last 15+ years of his life umpiring and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a lifelong Mets and Rangers fan.
Survivors include his wife Maria at home; son David Diaz and his wife Kara; daughter Alisha Budney and her husband Cliff; grandchildren Clifford, Samantha, Emmett and Parker Budney, Michael and Samantha Napoli and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his daughter Marlene Napoli .
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5- 7:30pm. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden, NY.
Funeral services will be follow the visitation at 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, NY.
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