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RIP, Uncle Ding

In Community, Home Sweet Home on 01/14/2011 at 23:30

I lost my good family friend, Isidro Villasis, today ;-( Unfortunately, his chemo & radiation therapies didn’t prolong his life after he was diagnosed w/a brain tumor in July 2010. His late wife, “Auntie Tori,” also passed away from the same w/o those treatments 11yrs ago this mo.
Endearingly called “Uncle Ding,” he was tight w/my dad. They played tennis together & were active in the Filipino community in my hometown, Abilene, TX. As a matter o’ fact, Uncle Ding helped found & name our local P’noy assoc, the United States-Philippines Friendship Organization; he added the friendship part. Uncle Ding also was strongly involved in his Seventh Day Adventist Church.
My favorite thing about Uncle Ding was his sense o’ humor, & my fondest memory o’ him was when we emceed Melissa’s debut (P’nay’s milestone: her 18th birthday – somewhat similar to a Hispanic girl’s quinceañera 4yrs ago this mo. We cracked jokes during the delay in the party, & he pointed out that some folks ran on “Filipino time.” Uncle Ding had allowed Melissa & her mom to live w/him while treating them like family.
This good man touched so many lives, & we miss him dearly. Now he shall join our maker & his wife + his dearly departed be♥ed in Heaven.
RIP, Uncle Ding ~*~ We ♥ You

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