On the 2nd day of June, 1963, Carmen Welsh Jarvis and (the late) Pallu Eliab Jarvis, were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Armando Conrado Jarvis. Armando grew up in the beautiful Republic of Panamá where he attended Escuela Pedro J. Sosa Elementary School and Escuela José Antonio Remón Cantera Middle School in Panamá City.
“Mando”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, migrated with his mother to Brooklyn, New York in 1980. He then matriculated through Erasmus Hall High School, and there he began his American dream.
Mando was always a hard worker and determined to be successful. He was a visionary, a dreamer, a go-getter and an entrepreneur. Armando followed his dream and became a tax accountant. He relocated to Dallas, Texas, and his determination enabled him to establish his very own business in 1997: FISSION ETAX. Through his business, he met many people who later became life-long friends.
Armando possessed a personality that was larger than life. He was extremely creative, energetic, outgoing and most of all … loving. He adored his mother and siblings. Anyone he encountered left his presence feeling loved. No matter how busy, Mando always made time for family and friends because spending time with others was one of his favorite things to do. Whether it was taking his mother on an annual cruise, being the M.C. at the family’s Christmas celebrations, or attending every birthday celebration or event, Mando never missed a beat!
No one loved sports like Mando. He passionately watched THE NEW YORK JETS, YANKEES, METS and THE KNICKS … even though we knew he was an undercover Dallas Cowboys fan.
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Armando Jarvis departed this life at the age of fifty-four. Though we feel that Mando is gone too soon, we all have great memories of the times he made us laugh, or helped us in some way. Our lives will never be the same without Armando. Rest in peace!
Armando leaves to cherish his memories, his mother Carmen; three brothers: Carlos (and his wife Clarita), Anselmo (and his wife Monica), and Rolando; one sister Edilma; and host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins (especially Malayka), godchildren, other relatives, and a host of special friends including: Lawrence, Israel, Laureal and Jarvis.
Farewell Mando. We love you.
A thousand kisses . . . until we meet again!