Carmelita Baladad Apolonio

July 20, 1940October 4, 2021

Carmelita Baladad (AKA Mely) was born 7/20/40 in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines to the late Narcisa and Macario Baladad. Her father died during the Bataan Death March. As a result, she and her brother, Rudy, were raised by their mother, aunties, and uncles.

She graduated from Far Eastern University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in Banking and Finance.

She became a teacher at San Nicholas Academy where she taught English and Tagalog.

She was introduced to Ernesto A. Sr (Erning) Apolonio by a mutual friend. Erning and Mely fell in love and married shortly after on 9/10/66. After they had their first son, Ermelito, they decided to migrate to the US. They settled in Seattle and had 3 more kids, Ernesto Jr, Melissa, and Eric.

She was a bank teller for Key Bank (formerly Seattle Trust) at the University Village. She proudly worked there until she retired in 2003.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.

She is preceded in death by: Parents, Macario and Narcisa Baladad Brother, Rodrigo Baladad Sr

Carmelita is survived by: Husband, Ernesto A. Apolonio Sr Children: Ermelito, Ernesto B. Jr (Gennie), Melissa (Christopher), and Eric, Grandchildren: Nicole, Cierra, RJ, Mariah, Olivia, Elsie, Christelle, and Camron


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


Carmelita Baladad Apolonio

have a memory or condolence to add?

Kris Olson

October 13, 2021

She was my Auntie, she took me in as family. Always was so nice and welcoming. I remember her always asking how my brother Troy and sister Alexi were doing and asking "how is you dad". There was always so much love and sincerity in her voice when she spoke to you. Her and Uncle took me on my first ever camping trips in Washington and I always try and make my family camping trips just as special. Oh yes the apolonio family took me to Canada for the one and only time I ever been there. I know that evertime I came up to Seattle from Lacey I would have to stop in and say hello to all the family in the yellow brick house. Usually just opening the side gate and peeking around the corner saying hello. Uncle would be on a ladder with a beer in his hand building or installing something in his yard, so amazing and creative. Then Auntie would welcome me with her loving voice. Thank you Auntie for akways making me feel welcome. I love you and will always miss you.