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.