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Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Home

350 Monroe Ave Ne, Renton, WA

OBITUARY

Wilson Gruspe Acuario

April 20, 1948October 4, 2019
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Wilson Gruspe Acuario passed away in the presence of loved ones on October 4, 2019, at the age of 71 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. He was born April 20, 1948, in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines to Quirico Albiento Acuario and Elena Gruspe Acuario.

Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the East with a major in Accounting. In the Philippines, Wilson worked for the National Grain Authority. He came from the Philippines to Seattle in August 1976. Wilson worked for the United States Postal Service for 34 years until he retired in 2013.

Wilson’s passion in life was music and performance. He played various instruments, including the guitar and harmonica. Wilson showcased his talents by forming the Sensations band, where he sang and played the bass guitar. Wilson also displayed his innate rhythmic talents through dance. He performed ballroom and line dancing and taught as a dance instructor. Wilson's hobbies included billiards, bowling, chess, and DJ'ing. In addition, Wilson was actively involved in his community and was on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Mabuhay Lions Club.

Wilson was happiest simply spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life and best friend, Neida Duro Acuario. Wilson dedicated his life to ensuring his three sons, Jewelson, Adonis, and Eric, could have the best life they could through his sacrifices and hard work. He cherished life and lived it with love, humor, and commitment to his family. Wilson’s family and friends were drawn by his charisma and will miss his zest for life, honesty, storytelling, and wisdom. Family and friends trusted Wilson for advice, because he always wanted everybody to be the best version of themselves.

Wilson was predeceased by his father Quirico Albiento Acuario, mother Elena Gruspe Acuario, and two brothers, Wilfredo and Alejandrino, and niece Joanne.

Wilson is survived by his wife of 39 years, Neida Duro Acuario; three sons, Jewelson, Adonis, and Eric; two daughter-in-laws, Kai and Ellen; two grandsons, Gavin and Sawyer; two brothers Patrocinio and Saturnino; two sisters Filipinas and Virginia; three nephews, Pat Jr, Arthur, and Ricky; and five nieces, Jocelyn, Jacqueline, Venice, Vivien, and Christine.

Visitation and vigil was on Thursday, October 10th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, located at 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056. Catholic funeral mass was held on October 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 416 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057. Reception and celebration of Wilson’s life followed.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019

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Juanita Trapse Sanchez

November 5, 2019

We will miss you forever DI Wilson.

Hope Galila

November 4, 2019

Deepest sympathies Neida and family. God's comfort and strength and peace at this time of unbearable sorrow. We will always remember Wilson's kindness, service and commitment to Filipino communities, his energy and dancing prowess. He inspired others who are suffering with an illness as he shared his faith unabashedly and talked powerfully about the power of prayer and trusting in God.. He is now safely home in a place where there is no darkness or suffering or death. Our love and prayers. Bobby & Hope Friedlander

Sean Taeschner

November 4, 2019

Eric, your dad had so much courage when fighting for what is right and just. A true hero.

Annabelle Abille Hilyer

November 4, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with you manang Neida and the whole family. Rest in Peace Manong. Thank you for sharing your dance talent with us - Lapazeneans USA.

Liberato Ramos

November 4, 2019

Go in peace, Wilson. May the thought that he is now in the embrace of the Lord be comforting to you all in the family.

Beng Verzola

November 4, 2019

Wilson will never leave you, his beloved family and his friends. He will forever stay in our hearts. Rest in peace, friend. Sabi nga nila, its not the length of time you have known a person, but the impact he had left in all those who had the luck of having met him. You are simply unforgettable Wilson. So lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting you and dancing with you.

Teodulo Verzola

November 4, 2019

Condolence classmate Neida. Pare Wilson you are now at peace with our God Almighty.

Cynthia Cornel-Tinte

November 4, 2019

Heartbreaking. You will be forever in our hearts kuya Wilson. Thank you for all the patience and motivation teaching us. I am forever grateful for all the line dancing lessons you have shared with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ate Neida and the rest of your family. We love you both dearly. Rest in peace Kuya Wilson. God bless your beautiful soul.

Tay-Tay Del Rosario

November 4, 2019

Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Neida. My prayers and condolences.

Adona Smith

November 4, 2019

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your husband, a friend who was so close to you. Mng Wilson you May Rest in Peace. Amen.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson retired after 34 years of service to the United States Postal Service in 2013. We hosted a big party for him in celebration.

FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson loved to dance, so much so that he began to teach ballroom and line dance classes.

FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson's 2nd son, Adonis, was the first to get married in 2008 to Ellen. They celebrated the occasion at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson's first born son, Jewelson, got married on September 13, 2019. Wilson was able to attend the wedding in Los Angeles, CA.

This is one of the last photos of Wilson with his whole family. It depicts his legacy. His pride and joy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson was born on April 20, 1948. He was 1 of 7 children.

Wilson, Fred, Thur, Elena (mother), Virginia, Quirico (father), Andy, Pat, Fil