OCTOBER 2015



Perfecto A. Fernandez Jr., 82

Perfecto A. Fernandez, Jr died Sept. 25 at the age of 82. Originally from Camiling, Tarlac, he and his family migrated to Des Plaines, IL. He was a school principal back home but worked for Allstate Insurace in Northbrook until he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Junio-Fernandez and his children: Aurora (Reynald), Ferdinand (Josephine), Imelda (Mario), Irene, Cecille (Marlon), Perfecto III (Ester), Michelle (Walton), Karen (Andrew); his many grandchildren and great grandchildren; six brothers and a sister.
Visitation was on Sept. 28 at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL
Funeral services was on Sept. 29 at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, Niles, IL. Interment followed at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL.

Regina Anne V. Roman, 19

Regina Anne Ventura-Roman died suddenly Sept. 22 at her family's home in Skokie. Wake was at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Homes in Niles Sept. 28. Interment of the urn at Santuario de San Antonio at Forbes Park.
Regina, who was admired for her caring and gregariousness, was a sophomore at Northeastern University in Chicago. She finished high school from Niles North.
She is survived by her mother Carolyn Ventura, father Edwin Roman, her sister Stephnie (Andrew) Scott, brother, James; her aunts Dr. Fermina (Efren) Esperanza, Nancy and uncle, Arcadio (Baby) Ventura and her many cousins and friends who deeply mourn her untimely passing.

Romeo S. Luz, 76

Romeo S. Luz, 76, passed away Sept. 16. He is survived by his wife Teresita and is survived by his children Roberto (Crystal), Gary (Mary), Rosemaree Luz and Raemond. Lolo of Stephanie, Marty and Roweena. Sibling of Violeta (Virgilio) Magsino and Glenora Luz-Frayna. Romeo was a jazz/standard pianist, artist, avid golfer and bowler. His wake was held at Colonial Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral mass held at Our Lady of the Brook Church for Mass. Interment at All Saints Cemetery.

Felipe C. Ellasus, 86

Felipe Campoy Ellasus, 86, passed away on Sept. 15. He was a native of Pangasinan. He is survived by his wife Consuelo; survived by children Zenaida (Tomas), Frederick (Rosalie), Helen (Ernesto), Marilou (Ruben), Daisy (Jonas), Rolando (Myrna), Benedict (Britilla), Mildred (Roderick), Janine; survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Felipe was a retired mechanic and businessman. He moved to the US in 1987. Wake was held on Sept. 25 at Drake & Son Funeral Home Interment at Rosehill Cemetery.

Edita L. Arambulo



Edita Lainez- Arambulo, widow of Dr. Angel S. Arambulo, died Sept. 14 at the home of her daugther Edita. She is survived by her other children Angel Jr. (Amelita), Edita Jr. (Anthony) Maier, Adrian (Celestine) and Estela (John) Rabin; and her many grand children, nephews and nieces. She was a graduate of the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila. She was an English teacher before she emigrated with her husband to Chicago IL in 1959. Wake was held at Smith Corcoran Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was Sept. 25 at St. Joseph Church, Memorial donations in Mrs. Arambulo’s name may be made to Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Rd, Wilmette IL 60091.

Edita Lazaro, 97

Edita Lazaro, age 97, passed away August 23. Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Visitation at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Chicago was held on Aug. 29 and 30. Funeral services Aug. 31, at St. Hilary Church in Chicago. Entombment at Rosehill Cemetery on Sept. 1st.

Jason F. Bacalan, 35

Jason Faelnar Bacalan, 35, of Chicago, passed away August 20. He is survived by his wife Charleen; was the son of Jocelyn & the late Jaime; brother of Maribel (Richard) Tinimbang, Alma (Jesus) Villaceran, Jeff (Gemma), Jaime, and Adam (Michele).
He was an alumnus of the University of Central Florida. Jason will always be remembered as a huge Chicago Sports Fan, and a tremendous athlete with a smile that can light up the entire room. Wake was held at Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago. Funeral mass was held at St. Clement Catholic Church.

Modesta M. Placido, 75

Modesta Marasigan-Placido passed on Sept. 4 in Chicago. She was 75. Originally from Nasugbu, Batangas, she and her husband Edgar D. Placido migrated to Chicago where she worked for Zenith, then at Marshall Fields and finally with the Dept. of Street and sanitation of the City of Chicago. She was both a lawyer and accountant in the Philippines.
According to her sister, Dr. Ligaya M. Labao, Mosesta had also volunteered as a medical missionary to their home province. Modesta also taught Sunday School at St. John's UMC.
She is also survived by her children Antonio (Gina), Marites (Alan) Naling and Raquel Despe (Nathan); grandchildren Abigail, Emily, Christine, Than, Isabella, Brandon, Joshua and Ryan and her siblings.
Wake was at Christian Funeral Home and a memorial service was held at Elston Avenue United Methodist Church Sept. 9 and internment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery.



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