Mariano Bejarin Felina beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away in Gardena, CA on July 5, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born on September 8, 1933 in Manabo, Abra, Philippines to Pedro Condaya Felina and Marcelina Bejarin Felina. He joined the US Navy in 1960 and retired after 26 years. While stationed in Agana, Guam, he met and married Nilda Melgarejo Pastrana in 1965. They were married for 52 years. He is survived by his wife; three children, Evelyn Felina Castillo, Edgar Pastrana Felina and Neliza Felina Catipon; and eight grandchildren, Abbigail and Arthur Castillo, III; Michael Carranza, Christopher, Caitlyn and Daniel Felina; and Jaime Faith and Celso Catipon, III. Rosary will be held at Lighthouse Mortuary, McMillan Center on Thursday, July 13th at 5:00 PM and mass will be on Friday, July 14th at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 10:00 AM.

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  1. Nilda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mar’s passing. You are in my prayers. I remember Mar’s gentleness, and welcoming smile.

  2. Dear My Cousin, Manong Mar; My family and I are sorry about your passing away. You left us in the Philippines for America when I was still a young boy. And in America, we have seen each other, in person, only three times: first, when I brought my family to California for visit in 1991, second, at your daughter Neliza’s wedding in LA in 2002, and last time, at my daughter Marissa’s wedding in Boston in 2004. It’s too late now, but I really wish we had visited and talked to each other a little more frequently than we did. We hope that you are happier now. You are in our prayers for the repose of your soul as you go to rest eternally with God, our Father, in heaven. And to your bereaved family, my and my family’s deepest sympathies go out to them. May they be consoled and comforted by our loving God at this most difficult time of coping with your demise. May God Bless.

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