OBITUARY

Virgilio Buenaflor Soriano, Sr.

February 17, 1942March 23, 2021
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Virgilio Buenaflor Soriano, Sr., 79, passed away on March 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on February 17, 1942 in the Philippines to Restituto and Leonisa Soriano. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, in-person services are private. Please join the family in viewing the livestream at the link below.

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  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Ginno Diaz

April 15, 2021

Dear Tito Virgil,
I would like to thank you for being a Father to me.Eileen and Rita. We will miss you . From our bottom of our heart ❤️ Thank you . We will miss you
Love
Ginno

Jondi Buensalido

April 14, 2021


I have many memories of Tito Virgil. I loved how he would pose and look good in front of the camera. Naturally, I always see Tito Virgil with Ninang Thess, and it was always a treat to see the two of them interact, resulting in moments that were fun, funny, and moments that had much laughter and love. And those moments I witnessed during our visits to the US and when they came home to the Philippines.

To Tito Virgil, I won’t forget the many times you picked us up, drove for us, brought us around and treated us when we were in the States, including the time when my wife, Jocel, and I visited Vegas during our honeymoon.

I can imagine that when we see Ninang Thess post-pandemic that there will be an empty chair where you would have been. No one can replace you and you will be missed.

Nonetheless, we know that you are in a better place now and that you are still with us.

We love you.

-Jondi

Joy Buensalido

April 14, 2021

Virgil you have been an important part of our family from the day you started loving and caring for Thess my favorite and only sister. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us , big and small - from escorting Mama on her trip back to the Philippines , to picking us up countless times at the airport whenever we visited , and giving us your kind & wonderful company all through the years wherever we travelled together in the US and here in the Philippines. We will miss you but we will always keep a special place for you in our hearts and best memories. Love , hugs and enjoy your everlasting life with God. - Joy and Adrian Buensalido.

Corazon Alma De Leon

April 13, 2021

How can I ever forget Virgil, a loving husband to Thess, a brother to Danny Soriano who married family friend, Neling. We met in LA, Las Vegas and BF - Parañaque. He sorely missed during his last visit to the Philippines as he was no longer well. To Thess, the loving wife, prayerful condolence. Keep strong. God bless you.

Francie Adriano Dunlop

April 10, 2021

I only met Virgil once at a lunch gathering with my cousin Thess during my visit to the 🇵🇭 Phil. He was quiet but full of smiles.
May he REST IN peace with the Almighty. My condolences to his family.

Biography

Virgilio Buenaflor Soriano was born on February 17, 1942 to Restituto and Leonisa Soriano, and was raised in Manila, Philippines with his two brothers, Danilo and Restituto. As a young boy, Virgilio was active and imaginative, and he loved to dance and listen to music. While he was in school, he even won first place in a dance contest. After high school, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in 1975.

On May 17, 1985 Virgilio exchanged wedding vows with Theresita Ferrer Lumawig in Los Angeles, California. Empathic and loyal, he was committed to making his new family happy and worked hard to be a good father to his children. He was blessed with two sons, Jojo and Rico; and one daughter, Nancy. He was later blessed with six grandchildren, Allen, Sarah, Ed, Edna, PJ, and Jay; and one great-grandson, Orlando.

For work, Virgilio was an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance, and as a hotel night auditor with Marriott Hotels. He was a hard worker with a strong work ethic, and did his best to always be diligent in his work. Whenever he wasn’t working, Virgilio enjoyed spending his time dancing, singing, and playing golf. He also enjoyed watching basketball. Whenever he got the chance, he loved to travel and take vacations, with some of his favorites being cruises to Mexico and the Baltic Seas, and visiting China, Thailand, and Japan. When Virgilio’s retirement finally arrived in 2010, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas. In retirement, he found pleasure in continuing his golf game and taking computer classes.

Virgilio passed away on March 23, 2021 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Theresita; his children, Jojo, Nancy, and Rico; his grandchildren, Allen, Sarah, Edna, Ed, PJ and Jay; his great-grandson, Orlando; his step-children, Eugene, Eileen, and Rita; and his step-grandchildren, Genevieve, Alexandra, Franchesca, and Samantha. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary. Virgilio was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Simply stated, Virgilio was a good man and will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being fun-loving and devoted to his family. He was someone who was a vital part of their lives. He leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Virgilio Buenaflor Soriano, and he will be deeply missed.