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OBITUARY

Lourdes Lacap Guzman

September 22, 1930March 22, 2020
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Lourdes Lacap Guzman died on March 22, 2020 at home surrounded by her loved ones in Las Vegas, NV where she lived in retirement.

Known as “Ludy,” she was born on September 22, 1930 in Masantol, Pampanga, Philippines to Victoria and Roman Lacap. She is the second eldest of six siblings - the late Marcelina and Jose, and Corazon, Roman and Nicholas. She married Dr. Jose Guzman on December 8, 1962. They moved to the United States in 1969.

Lourdes was a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Medical School in Manila, Philippines. Her post graduate work, rotating internships and residencies included Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ, Princeton Hospital, NJ, Suburban Hospital, OH, and Sacred Heart Hospital, PA.

Lourdes and Jose raised their family in Bethlehem, PA where she worked on the medical staff at Allentown State Hospital for 27 years.

She is survived by her four children: Christopher (Sara) and twins Leonardo and Lorenzo of Sevilla, Spain; Madonna Reed (Donald) and sons DJ and Roman of Brooklyn, NY; Joseph Guzman of Los Angeles, CA; and Suzanne Wilson (Brandon) and children Canon and Isla of Los Angeles, CA.

In 2005, Ludy retired to sunny Las Vegas. She was an active member of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Church and The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer Church where she volunteered as a Eucharistic minister every Sunday as well as leading a weekly prayer group.

Ludy has travelled the world but mostly loved to spend time with her family and friends, talking, eating and laughing together.

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Rency Guintu-Alvarez

April 2, 2020

Rest in Peace Ima Luding.
Vegas will never be the same without you.

To my cousins my sincere condolences.

Love, Rency, Francisco, Albert and James Alvarez

Joanna Samuelson

March 28, 2020

Dearest Madonna,
My heart and prayers are with you and your extended family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of your mom when you and I were in high school, Madonna. I spent quite a bit of time at your home during those years. We were always coming and going -- but your mom never seemed to tire of having me over -- or feeding me! Just about every single time I stopped by, she was cooking up a storm in the kitchen. (It always smelled delicious!) Each time, she would stop what she was doing to come and greet me enthusiastically! It made me feel so special -- and then, of course, she would always offer me food -- much more than I could eat! :) I will always remember your mom's lively spirit and gracious hospitality. Much love to you, my friend. Joanna xo

Frank Bautista

March 28, 2020

Chris, Madonna, Suzie and Joey,

May your hearts be healed and wonderful memories warm you at this time. Sending our family's love, prayers and condolences. Auntie was a great woman and you are so lucky to have her as your mother.

I want to share a special memory of your Mom that I will always treasure. I was 19 (yeah, just a couple of years ago.....) and on my way to be stationed in Germany. I was able to arrange a layover on the east coast and spent a weekend with the whole Guzman family, (this was when Uncle Pepe/Dr. Guzman was still alive. ) Chris and Madonna were still kids and Uncle Pepe picked me up at the airport.

We had a wonderful weekend, eating, talking and of course I received some strongly worded advice from Auntie. She cared deeply for me and was not shy about sharing her opinions. That is how she showed her love and care. Plus she was always very generous to me, starting when I was a young child in the Philippines. I left them that weekend with a gift of cash and a very worried Auntie, as I was young and going out on my own, far from home and family for the first time. I don't think my own parents were even as worried for me as she was! Later I learned from my Mom that Auntie cried over how worried she was for me.

Things turned out fine, but I will never forget that weekend that I spent with my loving Auntie!

I learned from my Auntie how to love and care deeply and to be generous, and in turn do my best to share that love.

I have many more stories to share with you, but will do that when we get together next. Thank you for your kindness to my family, especially to my daughter Maggie while she is away at college in NJ., close to Madonna and my other Lacap cousins. Your Mom's love and kindness, shows through your kindness to her.

Love to you all, Frank Bautista III and family





Cecilia Lacap

March 28, 2020

You will be miss, caca!
I still can remember the Lacap reunion where in you gave a short speech We were all happy singing n dancing Thank you for the love and happy memories!!❤️❤️❤️

Jayanne Hernandez

March 28, 2020

Dearest Apu Luding,
I’m deeply saddened when I heard that you have past away Apu. You are one of the memory that Apu Toyang reminds me of. I will always remember all the talk that you had with me.. always reminding me that Family is very important. I will always be Thankful for you for giving my mom opportunity to be able to take care of you. You have given her an important purpose this last year or so by taking care of you. You have helped her find her self and change. For that I’m very great full. You can now live in peace with Apu Toyang. And your dad and also your husband. No more pain. We love you and you will be missed. 🙏🏼😢 Love Jayanne and Family 🤍

Cristine Lacap

March 28, 2020

I have so many beautiful memories of Auntie Luding. Summers In Pennsylvania with the family were epic. Christmas parties were the best. Auntie and my Dad would play the piano while everyone sang along. The house was always filled with so much love and laughter. She would always remind me how important it was to pray and made sure that I attended Sunday mass. I enjoyed her story telling of her younger days in Masantol, adventurous travels all over the world and her experiences as an attending physician. She loved taking pictures and never missed a capturing moment. She often called to check in on me when I was in Nursing school to make sure I stayed focused on my studies and always reminded me how proud my Apu and Dad would be. Auntie was such such a strong and independent woman.

You inspire me, Auntie. We will surely miss you. Thank you for your love, kindness and for all the wonderful memories that I will always cherish. We you love you.

To my cousins Chris, Madonna, Joey and Suzy and your families — our sincere condolences.

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Love,
Cristine, Michael & Cassie

Ellen Neff

March 28, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to Madonna and the whole Guzman family.

Ellen (Hamm) Neff & family

Robyn Lacap

March 28, 2020

Auntie Luding was a legend. She was an integral figure in our Lacap clan. Auntie was our matriarch. She was a strong spirit, a force to be reckoned with. She spoke her mind. She instilled the strong independent female spirit that many of us have in our family. Besides being strong, she had her soft side too. She was always very generous. Whenever she would come visit, she never came empty handed. Growing up, auntie always brought gifts, whether it was clothes, chocolate or a little something from her travels and of course money. Everyone new that they would be getting money whenever they saw auntie lol! Her generosity went above and beyond. She took it upon herself to pay for me to go to nursing school. I’ll forever be grateful to auntie for helping me and encouraging me to be my best. Another thing that she instilled in me is the love to travel. Whenever she brought something back from her travels, was when I told myself that I wanted to visit all these exotic, unheard of places too, just like auntie. I also collect magnets from all of my travels, and have them on my refrigerator,just like auntie. I don’t have many as auntie does but hope to cross off more countries off my list just like her. Auntie loved her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She spoke often about their accomplishments like any proud mother does. Auntie was funny too. Some of the stuff she would bluntly say cracked me up!

Auntie you will always be an inspiration to me. You’ve been the best role model. I love you and feel your strong spirit with me always. My sincerest condolences to my cousins Suzy, Joey, Madonna & Chris. Love you cousins! Love you Auntie Luding, I’ll never forget you!

Sara López

March 28, 2020

Querida Apu. Nos hubiera gustado haber crecido algo más a tu lado. Sabemos que has luchado con todas tus fuerzas para ganarle algo más de tiempo a la vida. Pero en los últimos tiempos ya sufrías demasiado.
No te preocupes abuela. Papá Christopher ha salido a ti. Aunque no lo vea o admita... y va a velar porque todos tus valores, de esfuerzo, disciplina, y lealtad hacia los tuyos no sean olvidados. Toda la cultura de tu tierra. La unión familiar. Papá está muy orgulloso de todo eso y mucho más, y está deseando enseñarnos Filipinas.
Las cosas serán muy diferentes sin ti . Pero intentaremos no defraudarte. Has dejado el nivel muy alto dicen. Apu te pedimos que seas nuestro Ángel de la guarda. Mamá dice que Lorenzo no para. Cuídanos desde el cielo. A nuestra hermana Paloma también le ha puesto muy triste tu marcha. ¡Apu te queremos!

Lorenzo y Leonardo (Escrito por mamá).



A mi suegra...
Comencé llamándote María Lourdes, ni doctora, ni señora (aún siéndolo), nada de formalismos. Me permitiste llamarte Mom, y así hice. Espero no defraudarte y que desde donde estés, veas a esta chica sencilla de provincias, la mejor madre para tus nietos. Muchísimas gracias por tu amor y aceptación. Se me quedaron muchas cosas de ti.

A mucha de mi familia le hubiera encantado conocerte. Mi madre, mis tíos y primas, ¡Paloma!, te mandan besos al cielo. Y montones de abrazos para los que por aquí se quedan.

Ann Garcia

March 27, 2020

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Biography

Lourdes Lacap Guzman died on March 22, 2020 at home surrounded by her loved ones in Las Vegas, NV where she lived in retirement.

Known as “Ludy,” she was born on September 22, 1930 in Masantol, Pampanga, Philippines to Victoria and Roman Lacap. She is the second eldest of six siblings - the late Marcelina and Jose, and Corazon, Roman and Nicholas. She married Dr. Jose Guzman on December 8, 1962. They moved to the United States in 1969.

Lourdes was a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Medical School in Manila, Philippines. Her post graduate work, rotating internships and residencies included Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ, Princeton Hospital, NJ, Suburban Hospital, OH, and Sacred Heart Hospital, PA.

Lourdes and Jose raised their family in Bethlehem, PA where she worked on the medical staff at Allentown State Hospital for 27 years.

She is survived by her four children: Christopher (Sara) and twins Leonardo and Lorenzo of Sevilla, Spain; Madonna Reed (Donald) and sons DJ and Roman of Brooklyn, NY; Joseph Guzman of Los Angeles, CA; and Suzanne Wilson (Brandon) and children Canon and Isla of Los Angeles, CA.

In 2005, Ludy retired to sunny Las Vegas. She was an active member of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Church and The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer Church where she volunteered as a Eucharistic minister every Sunday as well as leading a weekly prayer group.

Ludy has travelled the world but mostly loved to spend time with her family and friends, talking, eating and laughing together.