May 7, 1944 - July 6, 2021
Virgilio Sumile Arado, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle; passed away peaceful at home with his loving family surrounding him at 77 years of age on July 6, 2021/ Born in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, Philippines on May 7, 1944 to Sofio Ararao Arado and Marcosa Rosario Sumile Arado. He is the eldest of 6 siblings. Virgil is survived by his loving wife Gloria, his children Oliver Jason and Lindsey Marie, his grandchildren Cory, Caleb, and Ariyani Keomany, and his siblings Sofio Arado Jr., Elsie Duran, Merle Rivera, and Zenaida Dobrawa. He was called home to Our Lord reuniting with his eldest daughter Andrea Marie, his parents Sofio and Marcosa, and his brother Arnaldo. Virgil attended St. Francis Xavier High School and Mindanao State University on a scholarship. He served in the Philippine Army for 6 years prior to immigrating to the United States in June of ’73. He married Gloria Agawain Pagulayan that same year on September 29th. They have many wonderful memories and experiences when they lived in Herrin, Illnois. While working as a Radiologic Technologist at Herrin Hospital, he befriended nurses under sponsorship and formed lifelong friendships. He pursued his career as an MRI Tech for 34 years. From 1993-1995 Virgil battled Lung Cancer, underwent multiple surgeries, and participated in the first experimental study of combo treatments with radiation and chemotherapy. With the Lord’s blessing he has been in complete remission since and is a Lung Cancer survivor. In 1997 Virgil and Gloria made the decision to move their family of 4 cross country to California to be closer to family. The city of Escondido became their home for over 20 years where he was an active parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is a well-respected member of numerous organizations like the Knights of Columbus, Lay Carmelite Community of Mary, and The Filipino American Community of St. Mary’s Church just to name a few. He dedicated his life to serving Our Lord Jesus Christ along with taking care of all his loved ones. In addition to his passion for serving the church, he enjoyed traveling. Some of his favorite past times was going fishing, playing golf, singing karaoke, bowling, playing mahjong, watching boxing and basketball. Spending time with his grandchildren however brought him indescribable happiness. Throughout his health journey he still made the distinct effort to be present and be there for others. He continued to persevere with humor and a gentle smile. Virgil lived a full wonderful life. We will honor the memory of him every day. He will always be in our hearts.
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