Fil Dans Kagahastian

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Fil Dans Kagahastian was born on November 29, 1923 in Paete, Laguna, Philippines. He was the 7th of nine children of the late Atanacio Kagahastian and Cristeta Dans. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nena Rodriguez Kagahastian, 6 children , Susan and Dr. Manuel Fernandez, Lilian and Michael de Castro, Merlyn and Josefino Sales, Helen and Dr. Ananias Ebilane, Jocelyn Kagahastian and Jessie Servas and only son Edwin Kagahastian and wife Melenie Javier; 22 grandchildren: Celestine, John and Tina Fernandez; Christian, Don Michael, Noel and Cheska de Castro; Marion, Marco, Mitzi and husband Dino Isla and Martin Sales; Kenneth, Kevin and wife Jennifer Jocson, Keith and Kerwin Ebilane; JM Zulueta and Kaye, Tanya and husband Ryan Lagmay, Natassha and Alex Cruz; Paul, Jahn Erik and Veronica and Erica Kagahastian; 9 great grandchildren: Justine Sales, Kaille and Danielle Isla, Cienna and Dominic Ebilane, Christopher Zulueta, Rynante and Tristan Lagmay and Erik Kagahastian. He is also survived by his sister, Melly K. Alejo . He was predeceased by 7 siblings: Juanita, Fermina, Lucena, Leopoldo, Teodorico, Leon and Urbano. He graduated valedictorian in high school and took up nursing at the University of the Philippines PGH-School of Nursing and obtained a degree in Commerce at Far Eastern University which launched his banking career for over at Philippine National Bank working his way up from bank clerk to manager for 34 years until he retired in 1984. After immigrating to the US, he worked for a few years at the accounting department of John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Hawthorne. He was a resident of Torrance. He was a tennis and chess enthusiast. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, between 4-9 pm at Rice Mortuary , 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Ca. 90503. Memorial services will be held at 8:45 am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 21900 S. Main Street, Carson, Ca. 90745. Cremation and burial will be private. Sign guest book at

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  1. Uncle Ming is now at peace with God. Our prayers of healing and sympathy go out to Auntie Nena and the whole family.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Manny and Susan and to the Kagahastian family. Praying for the eternal repose of his soul.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Ka Nena, children, grand-children, great grand-children. May his soul rest in peace!

  4. My prayers and love are with all of you. Auntie Helen, I am sorry I am not there to give you a hug, but know that I am thinking of you. Cousins, I am sorry for your loss. He is with Nanay and Tatay now. To the whole Kagahastain clan, my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Theresa Ebilane “TG”

  5. Our condolences to the Kagahastian clan. May God’s blessings of peace and comfort be upon the family in this time of grief and remembering. Danny and I are privileged to have met Daddy in our visit to the US last year. We remember him with fondness – he cracked many jokes and had a lot of stories to tell. Sadly, that was the first and last meeting. The Lord has greater plans for him and for the family.

  6. Our deepest condolences to our Kagahastian FAMILY for Daddy K… Daddy as we all call him here in Manila, was well loved, cherished, and respected by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and friends. Growing up of seeing him and Mommy K from year to year, as they are based in the States, and we here, was the greatest feeling of having our lolo and lola around, who have given us so much love, laughter, and remembrance. The last time i saw them both was year 2000. The last time I spoke with him was last Christmas 2007. It is surprisingly sad that seeing him again won’t be possible. What’s more sad is the fact that our kids, Kaille & Daniella weren’t able to see him and feel his warm and loving touch. More blessings to Mommy K. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH Daddy K.

  7. With our love and prayers during this time of your mourning for your beloved Dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. God bless.

  8. To the Kagahastian Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. Love, Jocelyn Vargas and Family

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Daddy “K” will remain in our hearts forever. Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Vic, Lilian and family

  10. Romy and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending you our love to give you strength to bear your sorrow. Sincerely,

  11. Dear Susan and extended family, I share in sending our deepest condolences to you and your family from all the sales associates at Coldwell Banker Realtors. We made everyone aware of the loss of your father yesterday at our meeting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in California. May your father rest comfortably now. With our love and very special prayers, Sheelagh Vidulich and the Coldwell Banker team

  12. The Kan family would like to extend their deepest sympathy for the lost of Fil Dans Kagahastian, our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandez family.

  13. Dear Susan and Kagahastian Family, We share in your sadness. We offer our prayers for your comfort and ease. Daddy K is now at rest,in peace. I’m saving e-messages from our HS ’65 classmates for you to read at a more tranquil time. Love, Edna Talisayon-Jimenez & Family

  14. My condolences to the family of the late Fil Dans Kagahastian, with courage, much love and my sympathy. Bambi

  15. Our sympathy to the family. It is a great loss but he will be with you forever in spirit and in your memories. With compassion for your loss, Ira & Joyce Hilfman

  16. My deepest sympathy to Susan and her family. She has spoken lovely and with much pride in regards to her father on a regular basis. He was much loved and will be remembered with happy and wonder memories. May God take him on a wonderful journey of happiness and peace.

  17. Sa ngalan ng Pamilyang Resurreccion, tanggapin ninyo ang aming lubos na pakikiramay sa pagkawala ng inyong minamahal na ama. Manalig tayo at umasa na kanya ng makakasama ang kanyang Lumikha at magkakaroon ng buhay na walang hanggan kapiling Niya. Muli ang taos puso naming pakikiramay.

  18. Sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers are with you and all of your family. Love Bill and Celia, William & Erin Alb

  19. Our deepest sympathy to all of you from the Hernandez family.Bro. Fil will now be able to enjoy his citizenship in the kingdom of heaven.Our thoughts and prayers our with you all. God bless.

  20. MOMMY Kagahastian and family, Remembering you during this time of sorrow.we are sending our deepest sympathy. May “PAPA FIL” rest in peace We are offering a daily Mass thru the Sacred Heart League. Always, RORO/SOL Montesines Madla

  21. Susan and Manny: We regret the loss of your dad/father in law. Our prayers are with you in these times of sorrow. We will pray for the repose of his soul. I am in Maryland on company business until Sunday but Agnes will try to visit you tomorrow night at your dad’s wake. Mar J. and Agnes J.

  22. To the Kagahastian’s and Family: Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one. May the love of our Almighty gives you the comfort that Daddy Fil is at peace in HIS Kingdom. May eternal light shine upon Daddy Fil and let the perpetual light shine upon him. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Cristy Wilkins (Merlyn’s friend from UST)

  23. Lillian, we are extending our condolence and sympathy. It is hard and difficult to loss a parent and no words can ease the pain..May the love of those around you help in some way and our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Luz

  24. Dear Lil and Family My deepest condolence to your family for the lost of your love one! May God’s grace fill your heart and comfort you knowing that now your dad is with Him. I will include him and your family in my prayers! Take care!! Solly

  25. On behalf of our family, Auntie Sen, Kuya Quoc and family, Anne Lan and family and James Long and family, we would like to send our deepest condolences to our Auntie Nena and cousins for the passing of Uncle Ming. May his soul rest in peace.

  26. Susan, I am very sorry for the loss of your father. Please extend my condolences to the rest of your family. Your Dad will be in my prayers.

  27. Dear Ate Mer, Pinggoy and the Kagahastian family, Our deeepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you. Do find strength in God at this difficult time.

  28. Tita Lil, Tito Mike and Family, Our condolences to your family and God Bless!!! May he rest in peace. Love, Alcid Family

  29. Dear Sis Lil, Bro Mike, Chris, Don, Noel and Cheska, Though it may seem sad to see a love one go, it is also an opportunity to rejoice knowing that he is now in a better place and closer to his final abode. We join you in prayer for his eternal repose with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. Bro Albert, Sis Bridgette, Chuck, Marilyn & Callie, Charisse, Leo & Bishop, Christy and Noel

  30. Our deepest sympathies to the Kagahastian family during this difficult time. May your precious memories bring you peace.

  31. To the Kagahastian Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of loss. May the cherished memories of your Dad give you peace in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy.

  32. My condolences to your family for the loss of your father! May God’s strength and peace be upon your family , knowing that this is a celebration of life as your Dad now join his Creator and will be joining the angels and the saints in hymns and praises. I join you in prayers for the eternal repose of his soul. God bless! Fely

  33. Dear Ate Merlyn, Kuya Pinggoy, and Kagahastian Family, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

  34. In behalf of the Bautista Family, our condolences and prayers for all that he left behind. God bless you all!

  35. Dear Mama K & Kagahastian Family, Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Daddy K. We know that he has been a good father, grandfather, uncle and friend to a lot of people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Balen & Larry

  36. Dearest Lil and family, With our deepest sympathy on Daddy’s passing away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family especially at this time of sorrow. May you find strength and comfort in Daddy’s loving memories of his life. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

  37. To Mommy and family, From our family to yours, we share our deepest sympathies on the loss of your loved one. Our prayers are with you all.

  38. To Lillian and Family- Our condolences to you and your family. I will pray for your Dad. Love-Chin

  39. May the comfort of Our Lord begin the healing. And may the support of family and friends give you consolation. Our Deepest Sympathy, Nonoy and Malou Ejerta

  40. Dear Sue, We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Raj & Aruna Mota

  41. Dear Susan,Manny & family, Our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow. It is always difficult when a loved one is called. May you be comforted by the love and beautiful memories he left behind. Please extend our condolences to Mrs. Nena Kagahastian. Take care, Danny & Nadya

  42. To our dear classmate and friend LILIAN and her family: We extend our deepest sympathy, prayers, and condolence to you and your family! May HIS SOUL RIP. Take care and regards to you all. As always, Babes and family.

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