JULY 2016


Manuel B. Felix, 84

Manuel B. Felix, age 84, of Aurora, IL passed away on May 23. He was born in Pidig, Ilocos.
He was predeceased by his wife Antonia Elda P. Felix; was the father of Philip Albert (Shirley Garrobo) Felix, Marleen (Artemio Jr.) Tuquero, Jennifer Elaine (Ferdinand Ochoa) Tolentino, Gerard Edric (Donna Sangkal) Felix; grandfather of Edric Albert, Joaquin Alberto, and Maxine Louise Garrobo Felix, Patricia Jeanine and Danielle Felix Tuquero, Francesca and the late Jenna Felix Tolentino, Nathan John, and Noah Jacob Sangkal Felix; and sibling of Edwin "Rico" Felix and the late Salustiano "Salus" Felix.
Wake was held May 30 at Drake & Son Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held May 31 to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Chicago for Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Rosehill Cemetery.

Clemencia de Leon, 92

Clemencia de Leon passed away on May 27. She was 92 years old. Wake was held at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapel in Roselle, IL. Funeral was held from Salerno’s to St. Matthew Catholic Church in Schaumburg, IL for a funeral mass. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.

Esperanza G. Cobarrubias, 76

Esperanza G. Cobarrubias passed away on June 1. She was the wife of Francisco; mom of Arlene (Michael) Cobarrubias-Putz, Lyza (Rowell) Miguel and Leah (Desmond) Cobarrubias Fernando. grandma of Sabrina, Ryan, Rhys and Jacob. Sibling of Maxima (late Emilio) Leonor, Zenaida (Artemio) DeGuzman, the late Luz (late Martiniano) Chaves, the late Amor Garcia, the late Anselmo (late Felicidad) Garcia, and the late Belen (late Ermelo) Perez. Aunt to many.
Visitation June 8 at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral June 9 from the funeral home to St. Isaac Jogues Church for funeral mass. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

Florante Manacop, 77

Florante "Poy" Manacop of West Covina, Ca. died of complications from pneumonia on May 28. This was announced by his wife of 47 years, the former Eulaceli Albarracin. Poy was 77.
A graduate of civil engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, he was connected with one of the biggest engineering firms in Manila up to the time he and his wife migrated to California in 1989.
Poy is also survived by their two children, Carlos III and Maureen Jo Tan, and his brothers, Jose and Benjamin. Poy's father was a pioneering United Methodist minister in Nueva Ecija.
Poy was a prominent laymen at the Kamuning United Methodist Church in Quezon City. He was also active at Walnut United Methodist Church in Walnut, Ca., where a memorial service is planned early July. Interment was on June 11.

Maria Lani Basco-Resurreccion, 48

Maria Lani Basco-Resurreccion, D.D.S., passed away on June 10. She is survived by her husband Homer; children Isabel and Joseph Resurreccion; sibling of Milaine (Harry) Litberg, Jhaybie and Lalaine Basco. Memorial Gathering June 18 at Haben Funeral Home & Crematory in Skokie.

Nora L. Estrada, 81

Nora Lopez Estrada passed away on June 10. She was 81. She was a native of Agno Pangasinan.
She is survived by her siblings Sergio (Aida) Lopez, Josefina (late Prisco Sr.) Millora, Antonio (Lerma) Lopez, Myrna (Arsenio) Cuenta, Delia Lopez, Armando (Imelda) Lopez, Carmelo Jr. (Luth) Lopez, Reynaldo (Lani) Lopez, the late Gerardo (Juanita) Lopez, Angeles (late Ruperto) Ruiz and Carlos Lopez; dear daughter of the late Carmelo Sr. & Ana Lopez; caring cousin, aunt, and fond friend of many; Retired Certified Public Accountant for the State of Illinois; member of the Legion of Mary and St. Gregory the Great Choir.
Wake as held June 14 from Drake & Son Funeral Home to St. Gregory The Great Church. Interment at Maryhill Cemetery.

Venecio P. Opeña, 83

Venecio P. Opeña, 83, died on June 7 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Fame Sangkula Opeña; father of Marilou (Bruce) Watkins, Maribel (Rizaldy) Billedo, Marivic Novicki, Ronnie Opeña, Benjie (Maria) Opeña, and Michael A. (Roxana) Opeña; grandfather of Ryan Billedo, Marlon Umali, Melanie Umali, Teri Opeña, Jesie Opeña, Gabrielle Novicki, Jory Novicki, Cassie Opeña, Kevin Opeña, Kai Opeña; great-grandfather of Zuree Umali; sibling of Rita Nalupta, Aurelio Opeña, the late Luisa Ople and Roman Opeña. He retired from the United States Postal Service.
Wake was held at Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago; Memorial Mass and Funeral at St. Hilary Church; Inurnment Rosehill Cemetery.

Eligio P. Viloria, 88

Eligio P. Viloria, 88, of Mount Prospect passed away on June 6. Eligio was the husband of Priscilla, with two daughters Albina and Antoniette, one granddaughter, Ashley, and son-in-laws, Perry and the late Boyet. He was the brother to six siblings and beloved uncle/grandpa to nieces, nephews, grandkids. He graduated Doctor of Dental Medicine at MCU, Philippines. He retired as a Grill Cook at our Lady of Resurrection in Chicago. Visitation was on June 12 at Oehler Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on June 13 at Oehler Funeral followed by interment at Mount Olive Cemetery.


David M. Macapagal, 48

David M. Macapagal, CPD, was the son of Diosdado and Lilia; sibling of Ignacio (Carina) and Marielee Macapagal.; uncle of Ian and Sean; nephew, cousin and friend of many.
Wake was held June 8 at Colonial-Wojciechowsi Funeral Home in Chicago. Funeral services June 9, from the funeral home proceeding to St. Thecla Church for funeral mass.

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