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Verna Belle Nettles

Verna Belle Nettles 1915-2012

Verna Belle Carr was born in Riesel, Texas September 28, 1915 to the union of Johnny and Inez Oliver Carr. Verna accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age at Jones Methodist Church in Waco, Texas. In June 1941, she married John Daniel Dorsey in Waco, Texas. To this union three daughters were born, Vernnez Yvonne, Rayna Sue and Shirley Carlene. She separated from John Dorsey in 1955. In 1956, Verna relocated to San Francisco,...

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Bonifacio C. Camarao, Sr.

Bonifacio C. Camarao, Sr. 1919-2012

At the age of 92, Sgt. Bonifacio Camarao Sr., the husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and hero we loved so deeply, was called to rest by his Heavenly Father late Friday evening on March 2 in San Francisco.  Sgt. Camarao is a recognized war hero in the Filipino-American community in San Francisco. He served with the elite US Army Unit, 26th Cavalry (Philippine Scouts), Machine Gun Troop. He was awarded the Silver Star for...

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Elisa Estavillo Banayat

Elisa Estavillo Banayat 1940-2012

Elisa was born in Pura, Tarlac, Philippines on August 7, 1940. She was born to Alberto and Leonora Estavillo, and was married to the late Sam Banayat. She was a loving and caring mother to Clifford, Yvonne, and Robert. She was also a very affectionate grandmother to Brandon and Nathan. She is loved by her brother and sisters, Jesse, Caridad, Meling, Lily and Esther. She will be missed by all of her relatives and friends. When she first...

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Esther De La Pena

Esther De La Pena 1929-2012

Ester Amante Cruz was born on July 29, 1929 in Cavite City, Philippines to Vicente Cruz and Marta Amante. Aling Ester or Ate Ester as she was fondly known by many of her friends was one of eleven siblings: 5 brothers and 6 sisters. She is survived by Benjamin and Vicente, Jr. (brothers) and Ebenizer, Elizabeth, Azenath (Zeny) and Evangelina (sisters). At the age of 18, she married Filemon Villarin de la Pena (deceased) retired US Navy. ...

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Yin Yu Ma

Yin Yu Ma 1931-2012

Thank you all for coming to celebrate the life of our dad, Yin Yu Ma. Like a lot of immigrants, he had to endure incredible hardship and sacrifices so that his children and their future generations can have a better life here in America. He was a remarkably intelligent man with an integrity that was beyond reproach. He had a distinguish career as a math teacher in communist China back in the 50's but had enough bravery and foresight to maneuver...

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Ireneo R. Orbeta

Ireneo R. Orbeta 1945-2012

IRENEO R. ORBETA was born on August 6th, 1945 to Mariano Orbeta and Asuncion Rosalita-Orbeta in Guinobatan, Albay. He was the second out of thirteen children. Ireneo, Rene, or simply, "Ting," got his nickname from the word "yating" – which means small in the Bicolano dialect. Although petite in built, this man was no lightweight when it came to his intellect and career. From the very beginning, Ting was always a few steps ahead. All...

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Augusto  "Jun" Navarro

Augusto "Jun" Navarro 1943-2012

Augusto B. Navarro Jr. aka "Jun," "Papa Jun," "Tito Jun," "Sweetheart," completed his circle of life and died peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. He was born in Tondo, Manila, Philippines on September 13, 1943 to Natalia Bondoc and Augusto Navarro Sr. He was the second child of three siblings. He attended Letran College where he received his BS degree in Business & Finance. He was active in the school's drill team at Letran College...

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Lillian Lesesne

Lillian Lesesne 1921-2012

Lillian Lesesne entered into heaven on February 18, 2012 in Windsor, California. She was born in Fowler, California in 1921 to George and Lucille Boghosin. The family moved to San Francisco where Lillian and her brother Pete grew up. Lillian married and then raised three sons. Her love and devotion to her family was immeasurable. She worked for Sheridan Elementary School as a teacher's aide where she made lifetime friendships. In her...

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Chee  Look Yow Tong

Chee Look Yow Tong 1920-2012

Chee passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2012 with her loving family by her side. Chee Look was born on January 26, 1920 in Canton China. In 1939, she married Chew Mow Tong who served in the United States Army during WWII. In 1947, she immigrated to the United States to join her husband in San Francisco. In addition to being a mother, Chee also worked as a seamstress for dress shops and later at the family grocery store in the...

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Sherwin T. Herbert

Sherwin T. Herbert 1945-2012

Sherwin Herbert was born into very humble circumstances in the Philippines. He was 4th of 10 children of Henry and Felipa Herbert. He immigrated to the United States in 1970. He couldn't afford to buy a ticket so he signed up as a Merchant Marine and worked for his passage to the United States. He never forgot his humble roots, and once he was established he often went out of his way to help people in need. He was devoted to his faith...

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Leandro Mendaros Rivera

Leandro Mendaros Rivera 1930-2012

Leandro "Jr" Rivera was born on March 3, 1930 in the province of Zambales, Philippines. He graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer from Feati University Manila, Philippines in the year 1954. Leandro passed away peacefully on February 17, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Leandro married Erlinda Costales Rivera, who was a dentist in the Philippines, on December 23, 1962 and a year later they were blessed with two children,...

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Pushpa Devi Sadhu

Pushpa Devi Sadhu 1943-2012

Pushpa D. Sadhu aka: Susie P. Sadhu widow of Peter N. Sadhu passed away quietly in her sleep Wednesday morning 02/15/12. Born in Suva Fiji Island on 03/ 09/43 and lived her life in South San Francisco and worked as a Medical Biller. Pushpa is survived by her two Sons, Christopher R. Sadhu Sr., Patrick N. Sadhu and Daughter Patricia R. Sadhu ,Daughter-in-Law Steffanee A. Sadhu, three grandchildren Christopher R. Sadhu Jr., Calvin R. Sadhu and...

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Crispin B. Serrano

Crispin B. Serrano 1939-2012

Crispin B. Serrano was born on January 6, 1939 in Siniloan, Laguna, Philippines to Delfin Serrano and Maria Balajadia. He attended Feati University in Manila, Philippines, was employed at YMCA from 1959 to 1982 and at Neiman Marcus from 1983 until he retired in 2003. He was an active and faithful member of the Church of Christ. He leaves to cherish precious memories: his wife Baby; eldest son Noel and family - wife Carmelita, children Nico...

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Osias de Leon Hidalgo

Osias de Leon Hidalgo 1928-2012

Osias de Leon Hidalgo was born on March 23rd 1928 in Binalonan Pangasinan, Philippines. He was the 3rd eldest of the seven siblings of our grandparents Fructoso Hidalgo and Maria de Leon. He was married to our mother Segundina Bondoc Capulong of Tibag, Tarlac in 1958 and had two of us - a daughter and a son. He is survived by his loving wife, daughter, son-in-law, son, five grandchildren, two great grand-children and many extended family...

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Rafael "Paeng" Senteno

Rafael "Paeng" Senteno 1920-2012

Rafael "Paeng" Senteno was born on October 24, 1920 in San Luis Pampanga, Philippines. He passed away on February 9, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He married the late Mercedes "Chedeng" Valencia Cortez Senteno, on the 19th of October 1952, and 50 years later, they were blessed with the opportunity of celebrating their beautiful Golden Wedding Anniversary. Paeng and Chedeng have four children, consisting of their adopted...

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Laura Youngdale

Laura Youngdale 1922-2012

Laura passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the age of 89 in San Francisco. Born in Irving, IL on September 2, 1922, Laura was the youngest of three children born to Charles and Viola Carriker. Her siblings who preceded her in death where Thyra Byrd and Dr. Eugene Carriker. Laura met her husband Clifford in San Francisco and married in 1942. They were married for 58 years until his death in 2000. Laura is survived by her children...

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Consuelo Palacio

Consuelo Palacio 1945-2012

Beloved mother, grandmother, Nanay, and friend to all, Consuelo Torio Palacio born to late parents Belarmino Palaganas Torio and Maximina Macaranas Torio on April 03, 1945 in Don Pedro, Malasiqui, Pangasinan. She emigrated to San Francisco to live a new life of opportunities. She married the late Rudy M. Cacho and had their three children, Rudy, Richard, and Rosalyn. She was employed with UCSF Medical Center for many years. With her devotion...

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Florante Rallonza

Florante Rallonza 1948-2012

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Rebecca Perez Ibay

Rebecca Perez Ibay 1932-2012

Rebecca "Reby" Perez Ibay, 79 years old, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Rebecca was born in Manila, Philippines on March 9, 1932. She was the eldest of the 7 children to Juan Perez and Teresita Castro. Rebecca was married to the love of her life, who she says "my boyfriend" Rodolfo Isip Ibay for 59 years, before he passed away in 2009. Rebecca worked at the Manila International Airport in...

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Richard Pie Castillo, Jr.

Richard Pie Castillo, Jr. 1990-2012

Richard Jordan Castillo Jr., "Pie", was born on August 29, 1990 in San Francisco, California.  He was the second child born to Richard J. Castillo Sr. and Michelle A. Jones-Castillo. Coming from a very close knit family, "Pie" always put his family first and enjoyed his role of being a brother to his sisters Erin and Alexandrea (Alley), and to his loving cousins, Crystal and "AJ". At an early age "Pie" showed a great interest in sports....

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Henry Jung Hwang

Henry Jung Hwang 1909-2012

Henry Jung Hwang was born on August 2, 1909 to Joy Young Hwang and Ching Lin Leung from Zhong Shan, China. Henry passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. He was 102 years old. He graduated from Lingnan University in Guangzhou with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. In 1955, he married Wai Yung Winnie Lau in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States. He worked as an accountant at the Royal Cathay...

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Donald Lee

Donald Lee 1933-2012

Donald Lee lost his battle to lymphoma cancer on the morning of Sunday, January 29, 2012. He died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Don was born on March 15, 1933, in the town of Heung How Foon, Toishan province in China. At the age of five, he came to San Francisco, California with his father, sister and brother on the SS President Coolidge. After graduating from San Francisco Commerce High School in 1951,...

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Lolita Kaiklian Alvarez

Lolita Kaiklian Alvarez 1923-2012

LOLITA KAIKLIAN ALVAREZ September 22, 1923 - January 20, 2012 Lolita Kaiklian was born on September 22, 1923, in the municipality of Kawit, in the Province of Cavite within the Republic of The Philippines to parents, Pedro and Juliana Kaiklian. She was the third eldest child of 6 siblings: 5 brothers and 1 sister. Lolita was raised a devout Methodist and as her mother passed away at an early age–she stepped in and braved her mother's...

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Yeon Jung Baik

Yeon Jung Baik 1950-2012

At the age of 62, Yeon Jung Baik peacefully passed away after a short but aggressive battle with stage 4 stomach cancer on January 19, 2012 as she was surrounded by family and friends. Yeon was born and raised in Incheon, South Korea, and immigrated with her husband, Haeng Bok to the United States in 1976 and since resided in San Francisco, CA. She is survived by her husband, Haeng Bok and their four children, Cameron Baik, Steven Baik, Mark...

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Luz Aquino Rodriguez

Luz Aquino Rodriguez 1914-2012

Luz Aquino Rodriguez was born in the Philippines on September 16, 1914. In 1975, after the death of her beloved husband Conrado, who she's now joined in passing, Luz emigrated to the United States, living in the city of San Francisco until 1980, when she moved with her youngest daughter to South San Francisco. Luz was a devout Catholic and was deeply devoted to her faith and to her large circle of family and friends. Known to all as "Mama...

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