OBITUARY

Fortunato M. Soriano

Passed away on March 25, 2021
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Fortunato M. Soriano, M.D., age 91 of Hernando, FL passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Mease Magnolia Memory Care.

Fortun was born in Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines. He was the second son of the late Magno Soriano and Felisa (Madrigal) Soriano. After graduating medical school he met his wife, Ruby Tolentino, while they were both doing their residencies. They later made their home in Columbus, OH where Fortun was Assistant Pathologist at the Ohio State University Hospital and Instructor in Clinical Pathology at the College of Medicine. He spent most of his career as Chief Pathologist for the state of OH and Medical Director for four different laboratories.

Fortun loved gardening, dancing, tennis, traveling, and cooking. He was always the life of the party. He was a founder and first President of the Philippine American Society of Central Ohio (PASCO). He also was Executive Vice-President of the Philippine American Corporation of Florida and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. He was a generous, supportive, and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Laurente Soriano, and his beloved wife, Ruby. He is survived by his children Fortunato (Sonya) Soriano of Clearwater, FL; Roderick Soriano of Columbus, OH; Ronald Soriano of Columbus, OH; Ruth (Kenneth) McGowan of Harrison City, PA; Richard Soriano of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Ryan, Cullen, and Casey McGowan and Marisa Soriano; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 9:00am, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Fero Funeral Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 5891 North Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Viewing and visitation will be immediately following the memorial.

Services

  • Celebration of Life with Reception to follow

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Joey,Carla,Kai Macapinlac

April 3, 2021

We will always have fond memories of Uncle Fortun and Auntie Ruby elegantly waltzing at our wedding and at many other celebrations. It was always a delight to watch them dance. We will miss you and your ready smile, Uncle Fortun, but we know you are dancing in heaven with Auntie Ruby. 💕✨

Raquel Camins-Sevilla

April 3, 2021

Uncle Fortun will be missed. I was always in awe of his stories and wisdom. He was very smart and a great story teller. I will treasure memories of his and Auntie Ruby’s visits and our visits to Ohio and Florida with them. It was always fun to be with them and our cousins. May fond memories help ease the pain my cousins are going through . Say hi to auntie Ruby and my dad. Enjoy paradise. Love always, Benjo, Len, Heather and Michael

Judith Montjoy

April 2, 2021

Dr. Soriano was pathologist for State of Ohio Central Laboratory from late 60's thru the late 70's and provided valuable service and leadership. He was always supportive of staff and our reaching full CAP certification. He was proud of his family and his job.
With sincere condolences,
Judy Montjoy, Manager
Central Laboratory

c bright

April 2, 2021

Ron,
So sorry to hear. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Cely Camins

April 2, 2021

Fort you are my favorite brother -i n-law as Ate Ruby was my favorite sister. You specially took care and guided Sonny when i sent him to you while he was trying to find direction in his life. You and Ate Ruby and i were very close. I will always remember you with fond thoughts and in my heart. Rest in peace and give my love and hug to Ate Ruby. Till we meet again.

Mimi Camins-Wilson

April 2, 2021

Our dearest Soriano cousins,
Let’s console ourselves with the thought that your Dad has joined your Mom in a happy place waltzing and dancing together. Continue to gather and honor their legacy.
Love Always,
Mimi, Stan and Irene Wilson

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30th wedding anniversary

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