Fred Cordova, a longtime leader in Seattle’s Filipino community, died on Saturday. He was 82.
For more than 60 years, Cordova worked to spotlight the contributions of local Filipino-Americans. He founded student and youth groups, and pushed for Filipino American studies programs at universities.
With his wife Dorothy, Corova established the Filipino American National Historical Society. The Seattle-based organization, houses the largest collection of Pinoy archives in the country.