April 9, 1917 ~ May 12, 2009
Funtanilla, Cleofe C, a 26 year resident of Long Beach, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, Cleofe was 92 when he died. Cleofe had served in the Philippine Army during World War II and was currently a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church.
During his life he was a businessman in the Philippines and worked in the hotel industry here in California. Cleofe will be remembered for his wonderful story-telling and devotion to his family. He enjoyed reading, politics, baseball, boxing and horse racing.
He is survived by Son, Tomas Funtanilla of Long Beach, CA; Daughters, Patria Lim of Harbor City, CA, Zanaida Van Klink of Ontario, Canada, Manny Funtanilla of Whittier, CA; Brothers, Eddie Funtanilla and Theodora Funtanilla; Sister, Francesca Goroza. Preceded in death by: Mother, Digna Funtanilla, Father, Victorino Funtanilla, .
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Vigil service at 7:00 P.M.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Church on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:30 A.M.
Burial will follow in the Philippines and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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