TSgt. Julio J. Fuentes, Jr., USAF Ret., 77, of Ava, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. He was born October 23, 1940, in the Bronx, the son of the late Julio and Bessie LeCompte Fuentes, Sr.
Julio served in the US Air Force from October 10, 1960 to September 30, 1983, including two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
After being honorably discharged in Rome, Julio went on to work in security at Utica College and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica.
In his spare time, Julio enjoyed building model airplanes and setting up train sets.
He is survived by his daughter Annie Fuentes of Baytown, TX; his sister Lizabeth Fuentes of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Robert (Ann) Fuentes of Pinehurst, NC, and Daniel Fuentes of Virginia Beach, VA; long time friend, Alice Campbell of Lee Center; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM at Evergreen Cemetery in Lee. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.