Armando Mateo Piring
January 31, 1932 – January 5, 2020
Armando Mateo Piring, our loving Dad and Grandpa, passed away peacefully at his care home in Oxnard on January 5 at the age of 87.
A man of strong faith and honor, Armando was born in Cavite, Philippines, to parents Cornelio and Soledad Piring. Industrious and hard-working, he joined the US Navy in 1955. Shortly after, he met his devoted wife of 60 years, Erlinda Villaluz, and had two children, Eva and Alan. After various duty stations, including NAS-Atsugi, he was stationed at Point Mugu and settled in Oxnard. He retired in 1975 and continued to serve his country in the Civil Service. He held various positions, finishing as an electronic technician, and retired in 1995 after another 20-year career. He also attended Oxnard College, earning an AS degree. In addition to family and faith, Armando had three lifelong loves: art, making countless drawings and murals for many events; dancing with Erlinda, everything from the cha-cha to the electric slide; and singing love songs, making people happy through music.
Along with his beloved Erlinda, Armando is survived by his daughter Eva and son-in-law Rob; son Alan and daughter-in-law Thuy (Cindy); grandchildren Sarah, Harold and Amanda; brothers Daniel and Zosimo (Mike); sisters Olivia (Nene) and Sonia; siblings-in-law Alberto (Berto), Purificacion (Puring), Barbara (Bobbi), and Teresita; many nieces and nephews, including grand and great-grand.
- Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Most Holy Rosary Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Funeral Mass Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Celebration of life Reception Thursday, January 16, 2020
Armando Mateo Piring
January 15, 2020
What a loving, kind gentleman you are Armando. Your patience and virtue shine outward. Your family and the values which they have now, are your legacy. God bless you Armando and may you rest in peace. You did a job very, very well.
January 12, 2020
Armando was a very generous and loving person.
He and Erlinda both opened their hearts and home when we first immigrated to this country. In fact, all the Piring family were giving and welcomed our cultural differences without prejudice. And for that, we appreciated and will never forget. For all the people he touched, Armando will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.
January 10, 2020
Grandpa was a master at chess. I remember us playing once and he always had this look where I know he's going to beat me in 30 moves. Then I move my chess piece and it becomes ten. His prime rib was one of the greatest treats when we would come over. Also what a beautiful singer he is!
I'll remember the most about Grandpa is his giving love and kind heart. He, along with Grandma, took us in as one of his own grandchildren, made us feel like part of the family. Little things like asking how was basketball, what movies have you seen or how's the writing, I cherish those small conversations. That truly meant a lot to me during those teenage years.
I'm proud that I got to call you Grandpa!