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Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Victor Calica Ojastro

September 1, 1945January 17, 2020

Victor Calica Ojastro, a long-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on January 17, 2020 at the age of 74 following a long battle with End-Stage Renal Disease. Despite the poor prognosis of advanced Stage 5 kidney failure, he thrived on an additional two years owing to the commitment and devotion of his wife, Flordelina. Fulfilling her vow to him, “in sickness and in health”, she painstakingly accomplished daily peritoneal dialysis for her husband, Victor. Together they valiantly fought his disease; determined to present their youngest daughter, Helenjoy to her future husband, John Anthony Schatz. Sorrowfully, Victor passed away a few weeks before he was to escort his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

Victor was born in San Quintin in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines on September 1, 1945. On March 2, 1970 he married Flordelina; his adoring wife of nearly 50 years. They welcomed three beautiful daughters respectively; Lorelei, Florence and Helenjoy.

Victor attended Mapúa University briefly before enlisting with the U.S. Navy. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran; retiring after 22 years of service. Honor Guards will render the “Final Honor and Salute” at the Jacksonville National Cemetery on the day of his funeral.

Victor is survived by his wife Flordelina Ojastro (née Ordonio); his daughters Lorelei Curren, Florence Smigaj, and Helenjoy Ojastro (Schatz); his granddaughter, Kylea Anastasia Curren; his grandson, Brandon Liam Smigaj; and his son-in-laws Bryan, Thomas and John. Victor is the eldest of eight siblings; Pol, Gloria, Herminia, Anita, Virgilio, Alex and Andres. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Bienvenido and Juanita.

Victor was a man of wit and determination. His mind was sharp and strong; clever and comprehensive. He mentally challenged himself daily by solving pages of sudoku and crossword puzzles. He was also jolly and full of fun. He enjoyed singing karaoke for hours, dancing with his wife, Jaguars football and bowling.

Victor leaves a legacy of love and dedication with his family. We are all grateful for each and every moment we had with him, his effervescent spirit and his charming smile. He will be deeply missed more than words can express by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills, 850 St. John's Bluff Road N. Jacksonville, Florida 32225. A rosary service and visitation will be held on January, 27th at 5:00 pm at Chapel Hills. Funeral services will be held the following day, January, 28th, at 10:30 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11665 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. Committal services will follow at 12:30 pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.

Services

  • Rosary service Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Memories

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Kylea Anastasia Curren

February 6, 2020

Dearest Ama,
💕 Thinking of You
💕 Missing You
💕 Loving You
We are taking great care of Ina.
No worries.

Big Hugs and Lots of Love,
Kylea C.

The Family

January 28, 2020

Rest Peacefully; Husband, Brother, Dad, Amang.

This is not Goodbye 🙏🏽

Lorri SchubertZook

January 28, 2020

I will miss that sweet smile that greeted me every time I would come to visit! I am so grateful to be a “part” of such a wonderful family, whom I love so very much! Rest in beautiful peace Daddy

Helenjoy Ojastro

January 27, 2020

One of the countless memories both John and I have with you daddy.... we love you!

Helenjoy Ojastro

January 27, 2020

The love a heart holds, remembrance keeps you near. Nothing can ever take away infinite numbers of memories I have of you Daddy. I love you and I miss you so much it hurts.

Brandon Smigaj

January 27, 2020

Brandon made a card for his Ama at his School, a few months ago:

I hope you get better Ama
I will always pray for you Ama
I will be with you.

It was a very tender & heartfelt moment, because he was weakening. He hung it on his mirror in his room so that he can see it everyday ♥️

Brandon Smigaj

January 27, 2020

With tears, Brandon had to reassure himself that he will be fine, by saying “Ama can watch me more now than when he was alive.”

“He will still watch me grow.”

Here, He’s reading Ama one of his very long Godzilla stories with his own illustrations. 8 minutes long; and he loved every second of it! Ama loves his Grandson so so much.
❤️

Lorelei Curren

January 27, 2020

Daddy,

Looking back at this photo of you and I making our way outdoors for a little bit of sunshine and to stroll through the grounds and gardens of the Hospice facility, there should not have been any doubt you were going to come back HomeSweetHome. This is only 1 of the 3 Hospice admissions only to prove the Doctor’s were wrong. Cannot deny you are a fighter!!! Paula’s “memory” was spot-on!!!👍🏼

💚💜💚,
Lorelei

Paula Curren

January 27, 2020

Victor was determined to prove the doctors wrong. With Dely’s care, family support and Victor’s positive approach to life...he did!! Rest now Victor, we ALL carry you in our heart.

Thomas smigaj

January 27, 2020

Victor ,you will surely be missed . There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be here in our hearts. Rest In Peace AMA

FROM THE FAMILY