Elenita P. Tan died Feb. 16 at Northwest Community Hospital. She was 75. She was a resident of Arlington Heights. She was a native of Calamba, Laguna. Elenita is survived by her husband Esmeraldo; Children Leah T. (Gines) Montoya and Leandro “Lindy” Tan; Grandchildren Megan T. Montoya and Erick T. Montoya. She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Agustin and Teofila (nee Razon) Paunlagui; and by her siblings. Mrs. Tan was an elementary school teacher and former actress in the Philippines. She was a member and past president of Chicago Fil-USA Lions Club, past president of the Calamba Assn. of Illinois, past president of the Laguna Association of the Midwest and former overall chairperson of the Philippines Independence Week Committee 2015. Wake held on Feb. 19 at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights. Funeral mass held at St. Edna Catholic Church. Interment private.
Adelaida “Deling” (nee Battad) Avila died on Feb. 12 at the age of 102. She was a resident of Chicago. She was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur.
She was predeceased by her husband Arturo. Mother of Napolean Ralph (Bilma), Elizabeth (Othello), Arturo Jr. (Betty), Rolando (Juliet), Nelly (Eduardo), Marina (John) and the late Virgilio (Evangeline). Grandmother of 14: Michael, Christopher, Robert, Richard and Charlie; David, Mary Ann (Philip) and John; Sheila, Ralph Arthur and Ian Neil; Jennifer, Joshua and Zarah. Survived by 15 great grandchildren: Nathaniel, Allessandra and Briana; Miguel, Gabriel and Rafael; Murielle; Helene and Ethan; Rachel and Olivia; Alyssa, Samuel and Caitlin; and Erin. Wake was held at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Chicago. Funeral mass held at Queen of All Saints Basilica. Her remains will be interred in the Philippines.
Ricardo Yonzon Calma “Boy” “Umang” “Ricky” died on Jan. 15 at the age of 70.
Husband of Corazon Angeles; father of Jo Ann Calma Alzol, Jennifer Calma Zamora, Ricardo Calma, Jr., Joviel Calma and Roderick Calma; Grandfather to Erico John, Fe Janine, Jan Nicole, Jaimie Judelle, Roberto, Jr., Eurice, Paoline Franzella Marie, Miguel Enrique, Andre’ Gabriel, Bettina Abrienne, Al Ricmand, Baby Angel and Rovic Joseph; Great grandfather of Julian Ric Tyler and Geia Antoinette.
A wake and funeral service were held in January at the Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels in Roselle, Illinois. Public viewing held February at St. Brgy. Looc Cardona, Rizal, Philippines. Interment in the Philippines.
Leonor L. Quisteria died on Oct. 7. She was 88 years old. She resided in Niles, IL. Sister, mom and tita of Dr. Mary Elaine (Jason Orillaza) Silvestre, Josephine (Carla Barrios) Silvestre, Nelson Silvestre and Mark (Liz) Ocheda. Cousin of Dr. Elenita Hernandez, Adelina (late Feliciano) Silvestre, Eldie (Daniel) Ocheda, Georgina Dayson, Charito Ramacho, Divinia (Jimmy) Marquez and Antoinette Garces. Lola to Adrian, Tyler and Alex. Wake held January at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles to St. Isaac Jogues Church for memorial mass. Interment Maryhill Cemetery.
Matt D. Borbon, age 89, of Skokie, died Feb. 21. A native of Sariaya, Quezon, he retired as a Maintenance Engineer from Oscar Mayer Co. Husband of the late Adelina A., nee Andia; father of Mags (Victor) Ricolcol, Marie, Cristy Elazegui, Manny (Mary Ann), Terri (Shay) Petit, Cora (Dave) Borbon, Concepcion (Ken) Palmer, and Patch (Jorie) Aluquin; grandfather of Chrizel, Cathy, Ryne, Ronnie, Matthew, Michelle, Dani, and Hannah; great-grandfather of Elisa, Eralyn, Caleb, Sophia, Uryah, Brie, and Miley; great-great-grandfather of Ever. Wake held at Haben Funeral Home & Crematory in Skokie. Funeral mass held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment Maryhill Cemetery.