Staff Member Ernesto Valdes Dies

March 23, 2010

Ernesto Valdés, director of the University of Houston Oral History of Houston in the Center for Public History, died Saturday of complications from a stroke. Ernesto, a retired attorney, was instrumental to UH’s Houston History Project, regularly contributing articles to the Houston History magazine and conducting interviews on a range of topics.

Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23 at Brookside Funeral Home Champions, 3410 FM 1960 West. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24 at the funeral home.

Condolence messages may sent to the Center for Public History to be forwarded to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Oral History Project at the UH Center for Public History.

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