Generoso Lara Reyes, 69, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by his family. Generoso was born May 9, 1953 to Maria Lara and Loreto Reyes in Las Piñas, Philippines and was the eldest of six.
Generoso met his wife in grade school and would go on to marry her in 1977. He joined the United States Navy in 1973 and moved to California 1980, eventually becoming a naturalized US citizen 1981. He served on several different ships during his active duty, including the USS William M Wood, USS Denebola, USS Simon Lake, USS Elmer Montgomery, USS Spartanburg County, USS Pensacola, and the USS Bataan. In 1985, he finally settled down, calling Virginia Beach home. He retired from the navy in 2002 after 29 years of service. Even after he retired from the US Navy, he continued to do what he could for his brothers-in-arms by auditing naval ships for 14 years. He loved seeing the world, having visited several different countries including the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, England, France, Israel, Cuba, Tunisia, Belgium, Spain, Kuwait, Greece, Bahrain, Romania, Italy, and Japan. When he wasn’t working or travelling, he spent his time taking care of his vegetable garden and restoring his beloved 1978 Pontiac Trans Am.
Generoso has reunited in Heaven with his mother, father, and youngest brother Efren. Those left to remember him are his wife: Josephine; children: Eugene and Heidi; grandson Ryker; brothers: Loreto, Demetrio, Angelito; and sister: Sonia.
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