Lita & the children of the late Florencio Villegas Jr. at the memorial mass at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Glendale Heights Oct. 21. On the right are the remains of the departed in the small casket. (PINOY Photo by Anong santos)


Florencio D. Villegas Jr., 84

Florencio D. Villegas Jr., also known as “Flo” died on October 2 in Knoxville, Tennessee at age of 84. He was a native of Tarlac City. He is survived by his wife Lita Raymundo, six grown children and 13 grandchildren.

Florencio was an active member of the Fil-Am community in the western suburbs of Illinois. He served as the Precinct 34 committeeman of the Bloomingdale Democratic Organization; president of the Lions Club; VP of the PH American Cultural Foundation; past chairman of the American Society For Quality (ASQ); commissioner of the U.S. Senator Dixon's Asian-American Advisory Board; as well as other Fil-Am organizations.

A private service was held at Mynatt Funeral Home in Tennessee and a memorial service was held in Glendale Heights, IL on Oct. 21. He was an early founding Board member of the Fil-Am Council of Greater Chicago and contributed to the purchase of and exuberance of the Rizal Community Center.


Activist priest Fr. Archie Intengan, 74

Fr. Romeo “Archie” Intengan, a Jesuit priest who was forced to go on exile during martial law, has passed away at the age of 74, according to an Inquirer News report.

The elderly priest died on Oct. 3 while being brought to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center.

Intengan was a professor at the Loyola School of Theology (LST) and an associate professor of Moral Theology and specialized in Christian social ethics, medical and sexual ethics. Intengan cofounded the PH Democratic Socialist Party in 1973 with Norberto Gonzales, according to the PH Center for Investigative Journalism.
He was later jailed in 1978 for protesting the fraudulent elections held that year.

The Jesuit priest had to flee the Philippines in 1980, seeking refuge in Sabah, Malaysia, to escape the wrath of Imelda Marcos who had him summoned to Malacañang. He settled in Spain two years later, where he took up further studies in Theology. He returned to the Philippines after the strongman Ferdinand Marcos was ousted by a people’s revolt in February 1986.

Wake was held at the Loyola House of Studies on the Ateneo de Manila campus, the Society of Jesus said. Funeral held at the Sacred Heart Novitiate Jesuit Cemetery in Quezon City.(PDI, Julie M. Aurelio)

Caridad Alipio, 77

Caridad Alipio died on Oct. 3. She was 77. She is survived by her siblings Josefina (William), Teresita and Marianito Aymez and the late Rosevilla Bautista Villareal. Caridad was the aunt of Justine, Jasmine, Joanna and Abigail. She was a close friend of Estrelita Pamintuan.

Her wake was held at Hursen Funeral Home & Crematory in Hillside-Westchester, IL. Funeral mass held at Divine Providence Church. Interment All Saints Catholic Cemetery.

Boots L. Tan, 70

Boots L. Tan, a resident of Northbook, died on Sept. 25 at the age of 70. She was a Retired Registered Nurse. Boots was wife of Noy Brizuela, mother of Zulieka (Eric) Racho, John and Benigno. Grandma of Dylan, Devin, J-Zie, Dani and J-Kris. Sister of Conscesa (William) Bucud, Vicenta (Tonny) Tiu, Manuel (Tess) Tan, Maria Rosario (Ralph) Gliane, Maria Corazon (Boy) Capino and Msgr. Christian Tan, the late Ruben Tan, the late Armando Tan (Ruby), the late Virginia Tan, the late Jose Tan (Tessie) and Maria Paz Tan. Wake held at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles, IL. A private cremation.

Sebastian V. Villa , MD, 77

Dr. Sebastian V. Villa, 77, also known as “Bating” and”Dodoy”, died on September 25 at Advocate Condell Medical Center due to cardio complications. He was born in Jamindan, Capiz.

Survived by his wife Victorina; children Jean (James), Joyce (Gustavo), Steve (Edna Marina), grandchildren Lillian, Maya, Charles, Dylan, SJ, Kalina, grandpups (Finnegan and Otto), and siblings Consuelo, Magdalina, and Felicitacion.Sebastian studied to be a tailor by trade, but ended up going back to school to be an Optometrist in the Philippines. In 1972, Sebastian and Vicky came to the U.S. He worked at House of Vision, was a stock holder and worked at See Rite Optical.

Eventually he opened his own business, Villa Optical Center, at several Chicago locations. His wake was held at Drake & Son Funeral Home. Memorial mass at St. Henry Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Anthony C. Ocampo, 36

Anthony Cuisia Ocampo passed away on Sept. 22 at the age of 36. He was the husband of Grazel; father of Kirsten and Kaelynn; sibling of Marisol (Marvin) Masaganda; son-in-law of Dioniso Balingit and Hermie (Troy) Warren; brother-in-law of Dione (Chris Craft) Balingit, Janice (Bernard) Sison, Josh (Stephanie Angeles) and Catherine (Voltaire Teylan) Balingit; uncle of Dylan, Nathaniel and Justin. Wake held at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Chicago. Memorial Mass at St. Hilary Catholic Church. Interment Maryhill Cemetery.




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