OBITUARY

Raul Baytan Del Rosario

July 3, 1936October 8, 2020

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Raul “Rudy” Baytan del Rosario, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 84. He returned to his heavenly home after a long, valiant battle with multiple myeloma and diabetes. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his health struggles and ultimately gave him peace. Raul was born on July 3, 1936 in Cavite City, Philippines to the late Fidel, Sr. and Peregrina del Rosario. He attended Cavite City High School and was a member of their graduating class of 1953. Following graduation, he enrolled as a pre-med student at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In 1954, he met his future wife, Corazon on an excursion. They would eventually wed in 1960. Raul then completed his MD from Manila Central University in 1962. He was a public health doctor in his hometown of Cavite City from 1962 to 1969. He was known for his compassion in working with his patients and was a respected public servant. Raul and his wife and his then two sons family immigrated to the United States in 1969 and established roots in San Diego and as a parishioner of St. Rita’s Catholic Church. At St. Rita’s, he became a Eucharistic Minister, serving the Body and Blood of Christ during Communion at Mass and for the sick. He also became involved with the Filipino-American Community of St. Rita’s where he dedicated his time and energy toward countless church and fundraising activities. Raul made numerous close, lifelong friendships with other St. Rita parishioners, many of whom became his extended family. Raul had another extended family from his approximate 30 year tenure at Paradise Valley Hospital. Most of these years were spent with the Respiratory Care department, where he was a supervisor. He was a respected Respiratory Therapist at PVH and befriended many staff and colleagues there until his retirement. Raul was funny, practical, kindhearted, generous, compassionate, and stubborn – traits that he passed down to his sons. He enjoyed watching sports, always rooting for the local sports teams especially the Padres and Aztecs and the Chargers too even after they left San Diego. Starting as a youth and continuing to his later years, Raul loved watching movies, especially “action movies” – something that he again passed onto his sons. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially if that meant visiting the local casinos. He would perk up at just the notion of going to the casino, even when not feeling well. Raul will be remembered as a family oriented man, always wanting for his family to be happy and safe. He carried this to his last days, worrying more about his family members over his own terminal condition. He will always be remembered as being one-half of the fairytale romance he shared with his loving wife of 60 years, Corazon. They were practically in separable, always seen hand in hand or side by side, even until his last breath. Raul was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brothers, David and Tomas, and sister, Elenita. He is survived by his devoted wife, Corazon; his three sons and their wives, Ramon and Teri, Robert and Heidi, and Rhoel and Danielle; four grandchildren, Amber, Nicki, Jake, and Ryan, and a step granddaughter, Leanne; 4 great grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren; brothers Teodoro and Fidel, Jr. and their families; and the beloved family French Bulldog, Rain, who misses her grandpa so much. A visitation for Raul will be held at Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary in Bonita, CA, on Friday, October 23. On Saturday, October 24, a memorial mass will be held at St. Rita’s church at 5124 Churchward St, San Diego, CA 92114. Interment will be at Glen Abbey on Tuesday, October 27. Flowers may be sent to Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902.

Services

23 October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chapel of the Roses

3838 Bonita Rd
San Diego, CA 91902

24 October

Funeral Mass

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

St Rita Catholic Church

5124 Churchward St
San Diego, CA 92114

27 October

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Glen Abbey Memorial Park

3838 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902

Memories

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Larry Pickens

October 18, 2020

Kuya Rudy, you have been a very good friend and like a father to me and I will forever be grateful and honored for that. It saddens me that you are no longer with us and Sonia and I will miss you so much. Our Monday Santo Nino prayer won't be the same without you. You always have that great demeanor and never seen you got angry with anybody or with anything. I remember the happy times we spent together especially when we would go for the weekly Tuesday Mother of Perpetual Help novena and looking forward to having dinner and do some shopping afterwards. The Lord called you home to his kingdom to give you rest and you are no longer in pain. We will always remember you in our hearts and until the Lord calls for us and be reunited with you in Heaven! Have a good
rest in heaven kuya. We love you and we will never forget you and will always pray for your soul.
Love and prayers,
Larry & Sonia

Nick de los Reyes

October 18, 2020

Dear Cora and Family,
It' hard for us to find the words that might
bring you comfort at this time of loss...
but perhaps just knowing that we are
thinking of you and your family
with sympathy and understanding
will somehow help give you strength
at this difficult time
Rest in Peace Rudy!

Blessings,
Nick and Lourdes de los Reyes

Rina Frilles

October 17, 2020

Rudy, is a good caring, genuine friend and very good Doctor, I will be for the rest of my life be indebted to Rudy for his diagnosis of my condition, in the early 90’s I was under the care of a Rheumatologist. Then Rudy told me to get tested for(****) Lo and behold the test came back positive, totally different diagnosis from my rheumatologist. from then on I was given the right treatment and medications, If not for Rudy, my condition would have gotten worse and my (****) would have escalated to a more serious level. Thank you Rudy, Matt and I will miss you so much and our fun time’s together May you enjoy everlasting happiness in heaven.

Ofelia Hermoso

October 17, 2020

Hello ate Cora and family. I am saddened to find out that kuya Raul had passed. Kuya was like a father, mentor to me I worked with kuya at PVH for many years when he was our supervisor then. Kuya was the one that told me about putting money on retirement for the future and I was only on my 20’s then, so now that I’m on my 50’s I’m glad I have followed his advice then. I have known kuya for being so family oriented as he has treated us at PVH, but most of all he was funny, loving , generous and most of all I am amazed the love he had for ate Cora, they were inseparable, I have so many memories with them together, I’m glad we got to visit them at their house some few years ago it was kuya’s birthday what a beautiful family I will always remember the family pictures it was like heaven so warm , loving and whole. May Kuya Raul RIP in heaven. Please remember that I will hold Kuya‘s family especially ate Cora in my heart and may God give you and your family strength and peace during this difficult times. I thank the lord that I had those precious memories and moments and times and years that I spent with my one and only KUYA RAUL🙏

Nicki Jones

October 16, 2020

I’m sorry that I didn’t get out there to see you before you passed away. I wish so badly that you could have met KP and Haizley. I will make sure they know about you when they grow up. I’m glad you’re no longer suffering but selfishly I wish that you could have stayed here with us but I knew if you would have stayed you’d be in pain and at least now you aren’t in any pain. I’m hate that you didn’t get to meet Kyle and see how much he means to me. I miss you so much grandpa but I know you’re no longer in pain we love you!

Membie Garcia

October 16, 2020

Uncle Rudy, It’s been a week since you passed. I have all the time to write but still can’t find the words to say, nor wanted to post anything about it.... I guess, wishful thinking it didn’t happen.
Like all the family members, distant or near, had a lot of wonderful things to say about you. Together with Auntie Cor, all experienced your love, care, thoughtfulness and kindness. You went far and beyond to help and we are so very lucky and blessed to have had you.
Now that you are gone, we are all so sad but relieved that you are no longer suffering.
Thank you so very much for all your help. I know that you will continue to watch over all of us, because that is who you are.
We love and we’ll miss you. You will never be forgotten.
Vernon, Membie and Family

Teri del Rosario

October 15, 2020

Dad you will be missed so much we lost an AMAZING man but GOD had other plans for you. I am so glad you do not have to fight the pain any longer but it doesn’t fill the emptiness in our hearts. Dad thank you so much for accepting me as your daughter and accepting me in you family. I always felt so comfortable around you you always made us feel welcome no matter what. I still remember the day Amber was in trouble for not cleaning her room and you were in there supposedly helping her but you were doing it so she didn’t get in trouble. That’s the kind of grandfather you were, one that it didn’t matter what they did you were always there. For the last 31 years I was the luckiest girl in the world I had 2 moms and 2 dads, i had the best of both worlds. Then God had other plans for both I lost my dad a couple of years ago to Cancer and now I’ve lost you. Dad this is the hardest thing I have ever had to do there is so much enptiness in my heart now that you are gone. You were the BEST DAD AND FRIEND to us and your grandkids and great grandkids we will always treasure the time we spent with you. There are NO WORDS that can express what I feel right now I am at a loss for words. I want you to know you were just like my dad and to me you were and I love you dad more than words can say.

Teri del Rosario

October 15, 2020

Dad you are missed terribly. For 31 years you have been just like a father to me. I looked for advise from you and I treasured every moment that was spent with you. You and mom have always been there for me and Ramon. You were always there for us whenever we needed you no matter what and no questions asked. You were always there for Amber, Nicki and Jake you were always so proud of your grandkids and great grandkids no matter what. There is emptiness in our hearts now . I lost my dad a couple of years ago and now I have lost another one . You always treated me like your daughter you never had and never any reservations you always gave me unconditional love just like my dad and I will never forget that. You always treated me like I was part of your family. Dad I love you with all my heart and I will always love you to the moon and back. You will be missed

Emma Chico

October 14, 2020

Uncle Rudy there is one word that I can describe you, you have been an EXTRAORDINARY uncle. You are one in a million.
Thank you for your love and care!
You may be gone in this world but you will always be remembered. It is so sad to lose you. But I believe that you are in a better place right now where there is no more pain.
We will surely miss you! God bless your soul!

Gina Chico

October 14, 2020

Thank you Uncle Rudy for being loving, kind, & generous person to all of us. You always made other people happy that' s why you are so blessed. We will miss you a lot. You will always be remembered. We love you ❤
Rest in Peace Uncle Rudy. God Bless your soul🙏

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