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Dr. Val Tandoc

August 30, 2016

Valentin Templado Tandoc Jr. M.D. was born under the bluest sky in Moal Boal Cebu, Philippines.  He traveled to this country to learn the fine art of healing and to find his true love, Bonnie.  They lived together in happiness and made three exceptional children who love them more than there are words to describe.  Val was a practicing surgeon of unequaled skill until the joyful cessation of his breath and being.  He saved lives and relieved pain with his skills and compassion, humor and bed-side manner.  Val loved animals, International Ballroom dancing, the Dixie Chicks and his family more than anything else. Memorials may be made to Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. or Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra in care of Petersen Funeral Home 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.

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  1. Thoughts and much love being sent to you and yours. The man that he was will forever be remembered. My deepest and sincerest condolences,
    – Love, Amy


    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the dull and the ignorant;
    they too have their story.
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
    they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs;
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals;
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.
    Be yourself.
    Especially, do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love;
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
    it is as perennial as the grass.
    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.
    You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be,
    and whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.
    – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

  2. Val will be truly missed. Delivered my 2 girls Misti and Stormi Herbison. What a kind, special doctor. We are all sad.

  3. Valentin and Bonnie are such an inspiration to our family. From the moment they came to town. I will always be thankful that they were involved in our lives.
    Valentin will be be missed. Thank you both. Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family.
    Tracy Dillman, Duffman. Vanessa White, Coleman,
    Trianna White, Cowden

  4. Dr.Val was such a sweet and gentle soul. He was a hard act to follow. He and Dr Bonnie were the true picture of sweet forever love !

  5. Val and Bonnie have been beloved members of our family from the day Val first came to the Bethel Clinic. Val’s surgical and diagnostic skills were extraordinary. His delight in life and unfailing sense of humor will always be remembered.

  6. Our prayers are with Dr Tandoc’s family. He was truely an amazing Dr and will be missed by all.

  7. Bonnie and family,
    My heart aches for your loss. I admired and appreciated Dr. Tandoc. He was part of my father’s care team, and always treated him with genuine care. Dr. Tandoc never failed to listen to my concerns, and even visited with me outside the office. Thank you for sharing him with our community. He will be greatly missed.

  8. I’m so very sorry for your loss Bonnie. Val took really good care of my son Jeffrey. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers , God Bless U All! !!! Vickie Jaworski and Jeffrey Brault.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and family at this time. Dr Tandoc was a great man and a excellent Doctor..

  10. I have been a patient of both Val and Bonnie. Loved them from the first time I met them. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family

  11. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with and get to know both Bonnie and Dr Val. Enjoyed every second! Apprecuated them both taking care of me and several family members. Tandocs, what a beautiful fsmily. Miss you Dr.!! Prayers and many hugs for Bonnie, Alyssa and Warren.
    Rene’ Ensz

  12. Hugs and prayers and thoughts to the family and I want to say thank you for Taking care of me Dr. Tandoc and i can’t not wait until I get to Heaven to you again and he will be missed .

  13. Thoughts and prayers to Bonnie and the Tandoc family. Dr. Tandoc was an amazing Dr. he helped my son when he was ypinger. He took very good care of him.

  14. So very sorry Bonnie for the pain you must be going through. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family love you.
    Dawn Unrub

  15. I am thinking of you every minute Bonnie and your children. Val is now dancing up in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Bonnie, Warren and Alyssa…
    You are in our thoughts and prayers! Val was appreciated by and will be missed by many. Praying that you will feel the comfort and healing from the many warm thoughts that are being shared.

  17. Bonnie, Warren and Alyssa…….,our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you. You have lost a very dear husband and father. May the thoughts and prayers of friends help heal your hearts as you struggle with your loss!

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and family. I so enjoyed working with Dr. Tandoc. I know he will be greatly missed

  19. Our prayers and deepest condolences Bonnie and family. May God grant you peace as he welcomes Val into his arms.

  20. Bonnie I am so sadden to hear of your loss. I can’t even imagine what you feeling. You were such a help to me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 9 years ago. And you and Val was so kind to stop and see how I was while I was working in jewelry at Wal-Mart. I have never forgotten your kindness to me. I remarried and live in the Winfield area out in the flint hills. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  21. Bonnie, our hearts are breaking for you! We’re so sorry for your loss. Much love and hugs, Manuel and Sharon

  22. Bonnie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dr Tandoc’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you. Pam Stubby

  23. It’s his humor that we remember – and will treasure the memories. Prayers for his family.

  24. Prayers and hugs to the family of the most wonderful man! He was truely a remarkable doctor! So friendly and caring!

  25. Thank you Dr. Tandoc and Bonnie for taking care of me for around four Decades! He was always a caring and joyful person.
    MAY you RIP and our thoughts are also with Bonnie and the Tandoc Family

  26. I was so sorry to learn of the loss of such a wonderful, caring person, Dr. Tandoc. He and Bonnie were my doctors while I lived in Newton and I always appreciated their care and understanding. I considered both my friends. Dr. Tandoc will be greatly missed indeed. Sending my love to the family.

  27. We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Bonnie. Dr Val was a wonderful man who I have such fond memories of. May peace be with you.

  28. Dearest Bonnie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Val’s passing. He was a truly caring and loving human being whose words and deeds live on in all who knew and loved him. Please know that all of us join in your sorrow and love you!

  29. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dr. Tandoc was our daughter’s daughter for many years and we loved him and love Bonnie and the care we received from both of them. He will be missed and remembered fondly.

  30. What a loss to the medical community. Val had a joyful spirit that could light up your day. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  31. My family and I have much to thank Dr. Val and Dr. Bonnie for. Through a surgical procedure, he made it possible for us to have children. Bonnie helped me to keep my sanity. Much love and prayers for both of you. Ken and Deanna Cook and Family.


  33. Bonnie, I am so very sorry. My deepest sympathy to you and your children and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. I’m sorry, Bonnie, and your and your family’s loss. You’ve had such a rough few years here. May God pour his love and peace over you in this difficult time. Val was a very nice, down-to-Earth man. I’m sad.

  35. Bonnie,
    I am so sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. He has been a part of many lives for many years in and out of the office. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  36. Prayers for Dr. Bonnie, family & friends. He was a master at his profession. His kind and gentle sole will always be remembered. God as gained a special angel.

  37. A wonderful and caring Dr. Always cheerful and smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and family. Let all the wonderful memories comfort you. Hugs! Vonnie

  38. I have such fond and crazy memories of Dr Tandoc. Working with him in surgery was always fun as his humor kept is in stitches and he was very skillful at his job. He will be missed.

  39. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Tandoc for several years in NMC. I was astonished to find out he was a premier ballroom dancer. Once I saw his video, I knew why he and Bonnie did so well! He will be missed.

  40. My prayers go out to you and your family Bonnie. Val was such a compassionate doctor, enjoyed working with the both of you.

  41. Our community has been so blessed to have your family be a part of Newton over the many years. He was such a blessing to our family when our son was sick. We will never forget that he came in Easter morning to bring Dale some Easter eggs and candy, before he went home to hide his children’s treats. He was such a caring Doctor. May God give your family a real peace and comfort forever. The Triplitts

  42. I was deeply saddened when we heard of Val’s passing. He will always be remembered as a most capable surgeon and a kind and compassionate man. He will be missed. Carol and Vello Kass

  43. Please know that thoughts and prayers are yours in this time of mourning. I met Dr Tandoc 40+ years ago, he was one of “my” doctors … He was a good man !

  44. Bonnie, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. I Wil miss Val’s humor. He has helped me so much. I got to know him after myself and my daughter had number of health problems. He was so good with my daughter. She had asked him where he was from. He looked at her and told her the ” he had come all the way from the Philippines just to see her”. She smiles every time she tells that story. Both Val and Bonnie have touched this community I’m more ways than they will ever know. We have lost a great Dr. and person with the loss of Val. My heart is with Bonnie as she lost her soulmate. God gained a true angel.

  45. We are extremely sadden by the news of his passing. He was a wonderful Dr. and a very caring and compassionate person. He will be greatly missed. Bonnie our heart breaks for your loss.

  46. Bonnie,
    So sorry to hear of Dr. Tandoc’s death. He will most surely be missed. Prayers for you and your family.
    Diane White

  47. So sorry to hear about Dr. Tandocs passing. I was taken care of Dr. Tandoc and Bonnie. Thank you and praying for your family.

  48. Bonnie
    I was so saddened to hear of Val’s death. Such heartache you & your family has had to endure in the last 15 months! My heart ached for you when you lost Tanya. The aching is back & I can’t imagine how much you & your family must be hurting! My family has so many good memories of Dr Tandoc and I have so many funny & educational moments of Val from being his coworker! I will never forget that unforgettable voice or his contagious smile!! His sense of humor….one in a million…
    Many wishes of peace & healing to you, Bonnie, and to Warren & Alyssa as well. Know that my family grieves with yours.

  49. It is with the greatest sadness to learn of Dr. Tandoc’s passing. He has taken care of my medical needs for nearly 30 years. Never a more caring and compassionate man have I had the honor and privilege to know. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest thoughts and prayers to Bonnie and family.

  50. So sad for Bonnie and family. Val was so kind. I will miss his laughter and his stories about dancing.

  51. We can’t begin to imagine the grief that you are having to bear but Jesus is a friend, who can help be your Comforter. Just ask Him. I loved working in Surgery with Dr. “T” so much at BDH & NMC! He was so special & proficient in his skills & so easy to work for. Will miss him greatly too! He enjoyed life!

  52. Dr Val will be dancing in heaven with his wonderful smile on his face. So sorry for your loss Bonnie and family. Prayers for you all. Wanda

  53. Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of Dr. T. He has been our dr. for over 20 yrs. Always had a smile for you. Your family has been hit hard this last year, & just know that you have many, many friends & patients who love you & are thinking of you.

  54. Dear Tio Inten ,
    i was just 7 years old , the last time i saw you … and everything i remembered from you were your good looks and a loving Uncle during your college days . Sad to say that was the time last i saw you . God speed , and my prayers for you and Tanya .
    Auntie Bonnie , had her soulmate turned an Angel now … Our Condolences to you Auntie Bonnie ,Warren , Aleyssa and the rest of the family ..

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