Edmundo Viala Pino
February 4, 1948 – October 5, 2019
Edmundo Viala Pino, age 71, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of October 5th, 2019 at the Sharp Chula Vista Hospital from complications from a sudden illness.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Teresita Pino; his daughter, Tracy; his grandchildren Tyler, Jayden and Jacquelyn; his sisters Dinah, Flocerfida and Rosana; brother Andronico; many nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Born on February 4, 1948 and raised in Cavite City, Philippines, Ed was the eldest of 6 children. During his early years, he was consistently at the top of his class. He enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1967. Ed worked his way up the ranks with the Navy to Senior Chief Boatswain’s mate. Upon retirement from 20 years of service with the United States Navy, he worked at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa) in the “chart house” coding medical records.
Ed had a passion for tennis and both he and Edmund (his late son) were active members of the Love 40 Tennis Club. He played tennis during lunch breaks, after work, and on weekends. He also enjoyed saltwater fishing and tried to go deep sea fishing every chance he could take. When not on a boat, you would find Ed on the North Island pier fishing for the elusive halibut and bass. He was devoted to his children and grandchildren and taught them his favorites, including tennis, fishing, and chess. During his later years, he was the chef of the house and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren with a hot breakfast every morning. His specialties included menudo and ceviche.
Ed was often the life of the party, with his great sense of humor and story-telling. It was amazing the depth of stories he had to tell during his Navy years, since he was one of the first Filipinos to serve in a higher rank while in the United States Navy. He was smart, dedicated and provided great advice to younger Filipinos following in his footsteps. He was an amazing father and mentor to his daughter and grandchildren. Even during his health problems, he became an advocate for kidney patients because of his experience with dialysis and a recipient of a kidney transplant.
A Catholic funeral mass was held on October 24th at Corpus Christi Parish Bonita, CA. Ed wishes to spend eternity among the seas, so his ashes will be spread in the water at a later date.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
450 Corral Canyon Rd.
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