Clemente G. Ignacio Jr.
September 29, 1932 – June 27, 2019
"Yes, my soul, find rest in God, my hope comes from Him." (Psalm 62:5)
After recently surviving a mild heart attack, complicated by congestive heart and renal failure, our father was on the road to recovery. However, on June 27, 2019 at 1:38pm, his soul decided it was time to depart this earthly realm. So it is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Clemente Gianan Ignacio at the age of 86 in Katy, Texas after succumbing to a second heart attack 19 days after his initial hospitalization.
Clemente was born and raised in San Jose, Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines by his parents, Concepcion Gianan and Clemente Sy Ignacio, Sr. He was the 7th of 13 siblings. He graduated valedictorian from Catanduanes College in Virac, Catanduanes and then pursued his degree in mechanical engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. Not only was he very intelligent, he was also very talented with his gift of acting and performing. In high school he wrote, acted and directed his one man show of Silas Marner to many audiences. On April 9th, 1959, he married the love of his life, Emeteria Aguilar, who broke his heart after 30 years of marriage when she passed away suddenly at the age of 57. Their years together were spent raising their children first in Dallas then in Alief,Texas where he worked as a piping/mechanical engineer then later became a business entrepreneur opening up import and export shops, hoping to make it big in order to support his family. Throughout the years, he and his wife were quite involved in the Catholic community participating in events for the Knights of Columbus and various Filipino cultural organizations. Clemente was known to be very charismatic, romantic, energetic and loved entertaining his family and friends. Clemente is survived by his sons Victor, Rene, Marlon, and daughter Gilda (Patrick) Dimayuga, grand daughters Kimberly, Maddy and great grandson Liam and many loving nephews, nieces and extended family including 6 of his siblings, Gloria, Dominador, Carmen, Erlinda, Mariano and Simon. Clemente was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all.
A visitation for Clemente will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A novena will occur Friday, July 5, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A funeral mass officiated by Monsignor Simon P. G. Ignacio will occur Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 7720 Boone Rd, Houston, TX 77072. A committal service will occur Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Ignacio family.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Novena Friday, July 5, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, July 6, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, July 6, 2019