FAREWELL, Fray Conde


Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Fray Walthrode Conde, OAR joined our Creator last February 18, 2021.  At 11:10 pm, his attending Physician had declared that the cause of death of Fray Conde was Septic shock.  Farewell, our dear Father.

Fray Conde was a pillar of the Order of Augustinian Recollects being the most senior among the Friars of the Order.  He had also served most of the OAR schools in the country in different capacities.

Fray Walthrode is a native of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte.  He was born on April 9, 1935.  He received his simple vows to the OAR on July 9, 1960; his Solemn vows as a religious on July 9 1963; was ordained Deacon on March 26, 1964;  and was ordained Priest in July 19, 1964 in Marcilla, Navarra, Spain.

His Religious assignments include San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila (1964);  Puerto Princesa, Palawan (1965);  Narra and  Roxas,Palawan (1966); SSC-R, Manila (1971);  UNO-R, Bacolod City (1976); USJ-R , Cebu (1982); SSC-R, Cavite (1988) ; USJ-R , Cebu (1994);  UNO-R (2003 until his death) .

At UNO-R, Fray Conde served as Treasurer, Dean of Religious Education, Coordinator of the School of Agriculture; and Director of Human Resource Management and Development Office.

His remains lie in state at the Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, UNO-R, Bacolod City. Interment will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 after the 2 PM Mass.

Eternal Rest grant unto Fray Walthrode, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.

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Carlos Legaspi, Jr., PhD

Carlos Legaspi, Jr., PhD

Writer/Contributor, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.