OBITUARY

Jaime B. Agapay

May 27, 1929March 26, 2011

Everyone’s life is the sum total of all of the people they have met, the things they have done, the places they have gone. Jaime B. Agapay was no exception. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Jaime will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Jaime’s life journey began on May 27th, 1929. He first greeted the world in Polangui, Albay, Philippines. His parents' names were Ramon S. Agapay Sr. and Consuelo Balana Agapay. He was raised in Polangui with five siblings named Rosaly A. Salalima, Emilio Agapay (deceased), Josefina A. Sandrino (deceased), Amparo A. Delapaz and Ramon Agapay Jr.

Many things change when a person becomes old enough to go to high school; Jaime was no different. He was a typical teenager who had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He attended and graduated from Albay High School in 1949. After high school, he later attended University of the East in Manila, Philippines where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1953.

Falling in love is a huge milestone for any person. Just knowing that you have met that special someone is a magical feeling. Jaime experienced that with his sweetheart Norma L. Aguilar.

Jaime exchanged wedding vows with Norma on January 3rd, 1963. The wedding ceremony was held at Malate Catholic Church in Manila City. Through showing each other empathy and loyalty, they shared many loving years of marriage.

While everything a person does in life contributes to who they grow into, it is ultimately this same person who holds the most influence on the next generation. Jaime worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Jaime was blessed with three children, Jaybee, Nenette and Tec- Tec. He worked hard toward raising his children in a positive and nurturing environment.

How a person performs in the workplace can be a reflection on how they live their life. Fortunately, Jaime enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Jaime worked diligently and did his best to succeed in each of his jobs. Years ago, Jaime worked as an accountant/ internal auditor for an Acetylene company. He held this position from 1954 to 1974. He later switched career paths and became a college instructor for Aquinas University for the years of 1976 to 1994. Later in life, Jaime chose to work for Sycuan Casino in the Environmental Services Department. He was employed from 2003 to 2009.

Though Jaime didn’t work for accolades, he was recognized for a job well done. During his employment at Sycuan Casino, Jaime was given the honor of receiving the award for "Service Excellence".

A person's hobbies often mirror who they have become. Jaime enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in a number of different activities, including bowling, coaching soccer and gardening. Jaime was also fortunate enough to receive awards for his favorite pastimes. He would always win trophies in bowling for best overall individual and high scores. His love for gardening was also apparent by the awards he won back in his hometown. He won "Best Farmer" in Polangui, Albay, Philippines.

A person’s faith says a great deal about them. Some people are raised with strong beliefs while others garner them throughout their life. Jaime’s faith was important to him. Jaime was a devoted Catholic. He served for the Knights of Columbus Polangui Chapter as Secretary Treasurer from 1978 to 1981.

Sadly, Jaime Agapay left us on March 26th, 2011. He passed away at Sharp Hospice Care Park View Home. He is survived by his loving wife Norma; children Jaybee, Nenette and Tec-Tec; son-in-law Raffy; as well as many other family members and friends. A Funeral Mass was held on April 4th, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Jaime was laid to rest at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California.

Simply stated, Jaime was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being caring and giving, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Jaime leaves behind him a legacy of lifelong friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life Jaime B. Agapay touched will always remember him with a smile.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 2, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, April 3, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 4, 2011
REMEMBERING

Jaime B. Agapay

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Raffy - Tec Tec Refran

April 8, 2011

"To my father-in-law. 2 v father it take someone who strives 2 understand. It takes someone with patience and a gentle. guiding hand someone u can rely on. respect and look up 2. 2 v a father who's wonderful. It take someone like u!!! I appreciate what u done 2 us. We miss u so much "

Ramon Jr Agapay

April 8, 2011

Manoy Jarmy is our eldest. When father died in 1956, he became the primary bread winner of the family. He was the source of strength of our mother. He supported our studies. He was meager with words, but abundant in kindness, love, and care. When I saw him in Manila last year, his leg was swollen and he could hardly walk. But he was not complaining, was in high spirits in fact. I knew it was just a matter of time. Then we learned sometime later that his cancer had gone to the bones. I wrote him a letter expressing how much I appreciated what he did for all of us his siblings. No words can ever express gratitude so sincerely felt. No tears can speak the sorrow of losing someone so dearly loved.

April 7, 2011

We will always remember you in our hearts , you will surely be missed. Our love and prayers.

~ Mama Encar & Family

April 6, 2011

We mourn the loss of a beloved brother,
Manoy Jarmy! He was an older brother and became my 2nd father, when our Dad passed away at 56 years of age. Manoy Jarmy put his life on hold to make sure we, his younger brother & sisters, finished our college education. I am where I am today, because of his unselfish love & sacrifice for all of us.

He leaves behind a dutiful & devoted wife, Ate Nor... and their three loving children - Jaybee, Nenette, & Tec-Tec. They all have been blessed to have shared the life of a truly great man! We all have been blessed for having lived our lives with him. He was such a wonderful son, protective brother, loving husband, wonderful father to his children, caring uncle to his many nieces & nephews, doting grandpa.... and a wonderful friend to his buddies & co-workers. He will be
truly missed! He is one who truly exemplifies Steven Covey's principles
... " Live, Love, & Leave a Legacy".
Goobye, my beloved brother, may you rest in peace.... God Speed!!!
Your loving sister..Ampy & Fred de la Paz & Family

Perry Saculsan

April 5, 2011

Lolo Jim we will surely miss you. wherever you are,you will always stay in our hearts as a guide,living memory, and a good example of a caring father

Jacob Saculsan

April 5, 2011

My beloved lolo Jim I miss you so much and I could not believe that you are gone so fast. I only wish you had more time for you to come here in the Philippines. On behalf of my parents,
we would like to say:
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
And for lola nor,tita nenette,tita tec-tec,pls. remember that as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.And all of you have my deepest sympathies on the death of your beloved father, and husband.and as love one disappears I always keep in my mind that life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. and although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Jacob Saculsan

April 5, 2011

My beloved lolo Jim I miss you so much and I could not believe that you are gone so fast. I only wish you had more time for you to come here in the Philippines. On behalf of my parents,
we would like to say:
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
And for lola nor,tita nenette,tita tec-tec,pls. remember that as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.And all of you have my deepest sympathies on the death of your beloved father, and husband.and as love one disappears I always keep in my mind that life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. and although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

May, Ian & Brandon Jackson

April 3, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 31, 2011

the whole Agapay Family will dearly miss you! We know by now you're sharing silly jokes with dad and the rest. May you look upon us, especially Auntie Nor, Kuya JB, Ate Nenette & Tetet, and guide us in all our endeavors. We pray that they stand strong for each other and share your memories forever. Goodbye Uncle, you'll always be in our hearts!

Eduard Agapay & Family

FROM THE FAMILY