Dr. Pedro “Pete” Foronda Baraoidan, a Colorado Springs resident, joined our creator, April 13, 2021. He was born on September 9, 1935 in Laoag City, Philippines to Mariana Foronda and Tomas Baraoidan. He was married to Lydia J. Ferrer on December 30, 1959.
Pedro attended the Philippine Military Academy and and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1959. He earned his Doctorate in Mathematics from UC Berkeley. He was the managing Director of the National Computer Center in Camp Aguinaldo for many years before he left for the United States to be with his family. He endeavored in several computer based business in New York, New Jersey and the Philippines. He ventured to and from the US and the Philippines, until he finally moved to Colorado where he taught mathematics classes at the Pikes Peak Community College and settled to write his book.
Pedro was a very gentle and kind man, who touched many lives. He was often described as influential, intelligent and generous by many. He was admired for achieving such accomplishments from very humble beginnings. Pedro was blessed with a large and loving family whom he encouraged in life and engrained values of love, strength and determination. His calm and methodical methods of teaching mathematics helped his grandchildren through their toughest challenges in high school and college math. They attribute a lot of their success to his teachings. Pedro was an avid Bronco fan, a lover of golf and the mathematics of blackjack. His family describes him as the GOAT (greatest of all time).
He is survived by his three daughters, Jynelle & Wigmore Concepcion, Mylene & Mark Reinicke and Pennylynn & Bryan Moore; also a daughter in law, Rely; grandchildren, Jason, Jayme, Michael, Jesse, Joshua, Trenton, Grant, Jacob, Kyle, Fiona and Nicholas; and great grandchildren, Franco and Ava. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia; parents, Thomas and Mariana; and three sons, Lyle, Lyndon and Carlos.
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