OBITUARY

Desiderio Castillo Segundo Jr.

May 23, 1933January 6, 2021
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After looking up many times and extending his arms to the Father, Dr. Desiderio "Desi" Segundo Jr., 87, died at home early on the feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2021. His wife of 42 years, Eleanor (ELY) was at his side A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, January 11 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Beverly Hills, Fla. Rev. Monsignor Cesar Petilla will preside. Visitation will follow the Mass from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills. Desi was the son of Desiderio Sr. and Vicenta (Castillo) Segundo and raised in Laoag, Ilocos Norte on Luzon, the Philippines. He attended Far Eastern University in Manila where he earned his medical doctor degree. He came to Milwaukee in 1963 and then practiced in Alberta and Newfoundland, Canada, while awaiting results of his U.S. residency application. He subsequently moved to the Detroit area where he practiced as an anesthesiologist at Pontiac General Hospital until retiring in 2000. The Segundos lived in Rochester Hills, Mich. for 23 years before moving to a new home in Pine Ridge Estates, Beverly Hills, Fla. in 2000. Desi loved music and was a member of the choir at Our Lady of Grace Church for many years. He faithfully played the violin at all funerals and Sunday Masses through Gaudete Sunday this Advent (December 13, 2020). With Ely, he had helped bring a lively Catholic charismatic movement from Michigan to Our Lady of Grace Church where it blended with an existing charismatic community. Desi was intensely proud of his American citizenship. He was a child when the Japanese invaded the Philippines during World War II, and he told of being moved "from foxhole to foxhole" by guerilla family members to escape capture by the Japanese. Desi is survived by his wife, Ely; son Desi III; sister Ethel Sievert; cousin Henidine Lowes; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial offerings may be sent to Our Lady of Grace Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Arrangements are under the care of Fero Funeral Home with Crematory in Beverly Hills, FL.

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  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

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Restituto and Fe Espinosa

January 10, 2021

We have special memories of our brother in Christ, Desi along with his beloved spouse, sister Ely. Together they were DCS leaders of the BLD (Open in Spirit to God) Charismatic Covenant Community and were greatly instrumental in the recruitment of new members and their spiritual development as teachers and in charge of encounter programs. By example, they showed how it is to be humble, workers in the Lord's vineyard. Even when they were already retired at their home in. Beverly Hills, FL they would still continue to serve the community, driving long distances to Michigan to continue their work. Personally, Desi and Ely contributed to our own walk in greater faith with the Lord. You taught us the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as we prepared for our baptism in the Life in the Spirit seminar. We were blessed to have you as our Shepherd Couple. You both visited me (Resty) at the hospital after my serious accident, continuing your work of love and mercy for someone in need. Desi had a quiet, humble and unassuming demeanor and had special talent as a violinist among others, including being a retired physician. Desi we will miss you, but we know you now deserve the pearl of great prize with our Lord in heaven, who has welcome you with open arms saying, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

Resty and Fe Espinosa
Poinciana, Florida

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