Edgardo Samiado Cabalfin

November 21, 1938January 2, 2021
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Edgardo “Ed” S. Cabalfin was born in Nasugbu, Batangas on November 21, 1938 and died on January 2, 2021 in Bremerton, WA, due to complications from Covid19.

Ed was the third of six siblings. He grew up in his mother’s restaurant in the Philippines, where his love for cooking began. He graduated from Nasugbu Institute in 1956. He then completed training with the Philippine Army and eventually joined the US Navy as a mess specialist (cook) on June 4, 1965. He was among the first group of sailors to be transported out of Naval Station Sangley Point in Cavite City.

Ed returned to Nasugbu to marry the love of his life, Florencia Villaluna, on May 26, 1968. After a honeymoon in Tagaytay and Baguio City, they began their adventure as a Navy family in Bremerton, WA. He loved Bremerton instantly because of the abundance of seafood he could harvest, which was much like his hometown in the Philippines. Ed was also stationed in Virginia Beach, VA; Dunoon Scotland; Key West FL; San Diego CA; and Lemoore, CA during his 24 years in the Navy. He made many lifelong friends during his service. As a mess specialist, he continued his love of cooking for others and it allowed him a social outlet for his outgoing personality. Since “everyone has to eat,” he was able to meet just about everyone in his unit, especially when on a naval vessel out at sea.

Ed loved swimming, bowling, shooting pool, and dancing the cha cha in his younger years. He took full advantage of the northwest’s fishing, crabbing, clamming, and squidding to satiate his desire for seafood and living off of God’s bounty.

He said early on in his Navy career that he wanted to retire in Bremerton and he was able to do just that in 1989. After retirement, Ed worked an additional nine years with Kitsap Community Resources, again putting together his love of cooking and outgoing personality to serve the senior community of Kitsap County. In full retirement, he enjoyed being a fourth degree knight of The Knights of Columbus and a member of the San Lorenzo Ruiz Guild through Our Lady Star of the Sea until his health prohibited him from participating fully. His hobbies included playing the lottery, visiting the casino, wordsearches, taking walks and gardening. Ed and Flor were fortunate to travel in retirement to the Philippines, the Holy Land, Rome, and Italy, as well as Alaskan and Mediterranean Cruises. A deeply faithful Catholic, he prayed The Angelos, The Divine Mercy Prayer, and Rosary daily and watched mass via the EWTN network.

Throughout life, Ed was known as a happy-go-lucky, outgoing, generous, and patriotic man who was a bit of a jokester. He is described by many as “the life of the party” with his great story-telling abilities, infectious smile and laugh, and propensity to sing karaoke whenever the opportunity presented itself. His singing style was influenced by greats like Elvis, The Platters and Nat King Cole- romantic and smooth. He loved to bust out a verse of The Star Spangled Banner as much as he loved to dance to Hip Hop Hurray and Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Ed is survived by Florencia, his wife of 52 years, and their 4 children; Edwin Cabalfin in Bremerton, WA; Marie (Chad) Hunt in Madison, WI; Desiree (Kent) Senffner in Portland, OR; and Edna Cabalfin in Bremerton, WA. He is also survived by his five siblings and eight grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish on January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. Viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. and Rosary at 10:30 a.m. A private burial at Miller Woodlawn Cemetery is scheduled immediately following the mass. The family asks that those who want to attend follow local and federal guidelines regarding Covid19 when determining ability to attend. Given the nature of Ed’s passing, we want to continue to stress the importance of keeping our friends and loved ones safe. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider a donation to The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea who has helped the Cabalfin family greatly during this time of grief.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Catholic Rosary

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


Edgardo Samiado Cabalfin

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Allan-Peter Narvaez-Gutierrez

February 16, 2021

I'm so honored to be able to have called him Uncle Ed. He was also a Navy Man, and was, along with Auntie Flor, from the Same Province as my Parents. My Family & Uncle's were stationed in Scotland in the 1960's and Tayo Tayo Families all chose Bremerton as their Home Port.

Uncle Ed was a very Positive Uncle Figure & Role Model to me. I will never forget how he made me feel through his enthusiasm & warm smile. I recall his witty banter and jokes while at our parties and also remember him playing cards or mah jong. :)

I could still vividly remember a few things he'd always say: 1) When i mano'ed him and first welcome him, "God Bless You Son, I love You Son" 2)"Sarap nang Buhay" Or Living the Good Life in English, & 3) When Greeting My Dad,"Lay Flat On Deck!", & 4)"Scorpios, Lovers of All Mankind!" (which is actually one of my dad/Cancer's traits. He just liked to say it :)

Uncle Ed told me he prayed the Rosary & Chaplet every day. He lived his faith & had such a heart to serve and sacrifice for those around him.

God Bless, Uncle Ed. Rest in Peace. Thanks for everything, especially choosing w/Auntie to be Home Ported here in Bremerton. My LIfe would have been less full without you. You truly were a First Class Petty Officer & A Gentleman!

Gene Medina

February 3, 2021

A Personal Tribute to a True, Dear, and Longtime Friend – Edgardo Samiado Cabalfin
I first met Ed, brod as we called each other, when I reported to Naval Air Station, Oceana, VA after my Boot Camp training in San Diego, CA in 1965. He was so nice, cheerful, and friendly. So we hit if off immediately and started hanging out with the same group of guys in the BOQ (Bachelor Officers Quarters).
We normally stayed in the barracks after work hours, chatting and telling stories our life and loved ones back home until taps. Sometimes, our married friends invited us to their base housing for birthday parties, during which he was the “life of the party” and made everyone laugh.
Ed and I had fun together. I felt so comfortable around him, and he likewise. We felt like we could tell each other anything, as if we were brothers. For the first time, being away from my family and friends back home, there still was a humble and genial figure in my life, which I could turn to for friendship and support.
I especially remember the beautiful plaque he sent me when I retired from the Navy in 1995. It was so precious and meaningful to me that it now graces the office wall next to my Navy Shadow Box at home. Now he is gone. It was so shocking and painful to me to have lost a true, dear, and longtime friend.
I can truly say that there are only a few people who have come into my life and changed it forever. He was my first friend in the Navy. He taught me the quality of life and that the most important part of the Navy is the people in it. For that, I am eternally grateful.
To his family, Floring and children, I love you as if you were my own in the same special way I value Ed’s friendship. And I want you to know that he will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed, I love you. I miss you. You have been a significant part of my life. Our 55 years of friendship will never be forgotten. God bless and ‘til we meet again.

DIONISIO JR. and Aurea Antonio

January 14, 2021

Thank you,paring Ed for making us laughs with your authentic jokes and sharing us with your beautiful and sometimes with your curly voice during our happy Karaoke hours which make us all giggling with passions. Unfortunately our happy hour was cut short with this pandemic. I can still hear him asking” Mare, kailan ba tayo mag aatungalan ulit.” That was the last word I heard from him. We will miss you pare . I know you are now singing Karaoke with the angels above. We love you and we will never forget you. Thank you for all those kind words and the love you share with my family. RIP pare.

PS: Please pray for all of us in heaven!! I know your smiling.

Purita Samaniego

January 13, 2021

Edgar, my dear cousin, our hearts are deeply wounded. At nite since you left us, I ask myself, how can a beautiful person leave us in such despair? But now, I understand.. You now had to rest, for you are tired. ..You’ve done so much goodness in this world with so much pride & joy , love and unselfish dedication, that our lord has asked for you to come home and rest. So, go on , just remember that you will be missed, immensely, forever...,

Roger Escorpizo

January 10, 2021

Condolence to edgardo’ Cabalfin family
Eternal rest grant unto him oh lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul
Rest In Peace! No more sorrow or pain! Thanks for d happy memories we all shared/ tayo_tayo Group as a loving. Extended
Family group ! Organized by our late loving Mary Balahadia
Miss her lots n you joining d rest of our love ones up there
We miss u but let u go/ home sweet home with our loving lords d
All d angels awaits you! Farewell. Farewell! With love fr
Pareng Roger , Lita n family.

Hedim and Imelda Ramirez

January 8, 2021

Dearest Flor and family,

Our sincerest condolences and sympathy to you and your entire family. We will always remember Ed in our prayers. May his soul rest in peace in the heavenly abode of our Almighty God.
Rest in peace, Ed.

Hedim and Imelda Ramirez

Judith Adamson

January 7, 2021

The family, we met when edna was a baby in Trenton, our home. Since then we became a group of families calls,"tayo tayo." We all together almost every bertday days of our childrens, the tayo tayo childrens. Ka Ed, is a humble person, good cook,and must of all, if you want to enjoy the the group ,let hem tell you stories About his navy life. 18,familysare good to miss him.
My hearts and prayers is to all of us, yes, we will miss him greatly, but he is better place.

We will miss you brother Ed.
Judy Adamson and family.