January 8, 1944 ~ September 26, 2007
Dr. Ramon Cukingnan, Jr. beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 surrounded by his family. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Bernadette and his children Jennifer, Marietta, Amanda, Michael and Tara.
His grandchildren, Gianna and Gage as well as his sons-in-law, Garry and Damon grieve his loss. Born in San Jose, Philippines, Ramon was the son of Ramon and Inez Cukingnan. He was the oldest son of a large family of several brothers and sisters, most of whom continue to reside in the Philippines. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas before moving to the United States to complete his residency.
He was a prominent cardiac surgeon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital. His hobbies included cooking, fishing, spending time with family and watching USC football games. He will be dearly missed by all.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 12 Noon until 5:00 P.M. A vigil service will follow at St. Lawrence Martyr Church at 7:00 P.M.
The funeral mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society online at www.cancer.org in memory of Ramon Cukingnan.
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