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Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary

3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

OBITUARY

Isidro T. Lacson

May 15, 1944November 23, 2019
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Isidro T. Lacson was born on May 15, 1944 in Mambusao, Western Visayas and passed away on November 23, 2019 in Chula Vista, California.

Services

  • Visitation with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Cheryl Samson Ramirez

December 3, 2019

Our condolences to the Lacson Family from the Samson Family. We'll see you again, Tito Sid.

Cheryl Samson Ramirez

December 3, 2019

My condolences to Tito Sid and the Lacson family. Tito Sid, I'm glad I got to see you in San Diego to take this picture with you before you transitioned. Say "hello" to my lola and all our family that is with you now. Thank you for being a good ninong to my brother. We'll miss you.

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I love you Grandpa.
Love, Amaya

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Love, Amaya

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Biography

Isidro T. Lacson passed away peacefully on November 23, 2019 with his dedicated and loving wife Victoria by his side. He was born to Augustina and Roque Lacson in Mambusao, Capiz, Philippines. He lived in Mambusao until he graduated from high school in 1961. In that same year Isidro moved to Pasay City, Manila with his father Roque in order to attend college at the University of the East where he studied Marketing. After graduation, he worked as a sales representative for Marsman pharmaceutical company. Encouraged by his uncle Sulpicio Ticar, Isidro decided to enlist in the United States Navy in 1967. During his service, Isidro earned the rank of Data Processing Technician Petty Officer First Class. While in the Navy, he also earned a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University.

In 1973 during a get together at Frank Villareal’s house in Los Angeles California, Isidro would meet the love of his life, Victoria Ko Salanatin. Victoria and Isidro shared a Philippine dialect, Ilonggo, as both had roots in Iloilo City. They married a year later in 1974 in South Gate, California where they started their life together. Isidro was a caring father to his two sons, Michael and Patrick and his daughter in law Carrie (Michael). He was also a loving grandfather to his granddaughter Amaya (Michael), who always brought a sparkle to his eye. Isidro was also a thoughtful and dedicated son and brother who played an integral part in his immediate family’s immigration to the United States.

The Navy would take Isidro all around the world, from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Gulf of Tonkin in South Vietnam. Isidro is a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he served aboard the destroyer USS James C. Owens DD-776 in the Gulf of Tonkin. During his service, Isidro was stationed in Guam, Belle Chasse, and lastly San Diego. He was eager to begin assignment in San Diego as he had always loved the city since his days early days in the Navy.

Isidro loved a good party and was often the life of the party. He loved a good drink and a cigarette. Inquisitive and well read, Isidro could talk to you about almost any subject. He was also sharp dresser who stayed fit playing racquetball and running.

In May of 1987, Isidro was on assignment at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. While on base he suffered a brain aneurysm and was hospitalized at Madigan Army Hospital where he underwent brain surgery. He was subsequently transferred to Balboa Naval Hospital and eventually returned home to his family. He battled back against the odds to regain some physical strength and mental acuity. However, the trauma he sustained in the aneurysm would eventually lead to his retirement from the Navy in 1990.

While retired, Isidro loved watching his sons compete in various sports. He was always willing to help out family members with anything and would often drive his nieces and nephews where ever they needed to go.

Isidro loved played solitaire and crossword puzzles with the Filipino channel playing in the background. Every evening you could catch him in his recliner watching his favorite show, Jeopardy.

Isidro will always be known as a loving and caring provider to his family and as a great friend to all. He will be missed.