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Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Home

350 Monroe Ave Ne, Renton, WA

OBITUARY

Wilson Gruspe Acuario

April 20, 1948October 4, 2019
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Wilson Gruspe Acuario passed away in the presence of loved ones on October 4, 2019, at the age of 71 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. He was born April 20, 1948, in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines to Quirico Albiento Acuario and Elena Gruspe Acuario.

Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the East with a major in Accounting. In the Philippines, Wilson worked for the National Grain Authority. He came from the Philippines to Seattle in August 1976. Wilson worked for the United States Postal Service for 34 years until he retired in 2013.

Wilson’s passion in life was music and performance. He played various instruments, including the guitar and harmonica. Wilson showcased his talents by forming the Sensations band, where he sang and played the bass guitar. Wilson also displayed his innate rhythmic talents through dance. He performed ballroom and line dancing and taught as a dance instructor. Wilson's hobbies included billiards, bowling, chess, and DJ'ing. In addition, Wilson was actively involved in his community and was on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Mabuhay Lions Club.

Wilson was happiest simply spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life and best friend, Neida Duro Acuario. Wilson dedicated his life to ensuring his three sons, Jewelson, Adonis, and Eric, could have the best life they could through his sacrifices and hard work. He cherished life and lived it with love, humor, and commitment to his family. Wilson’s family and friends were drawn by his charisma and will miss his zest for life, honesty, storytelling, and wisdom. Family and friends trusted Wilson for advice, because he always wanted everybody to be the best version of themselves.

Wilson was predeceased by his father Quirico Albiento Acuario, mother Elena Gruspe Acuario, and two brothers, Wilfredo and Alejandrino, and niece Joanne.

Wilson is survived by his wife of 39 years, Neida Duro Acuario; three sons, Jewelson, Adonis, and Eric; two daughter-in-laws, Kai and Ellen; two grandsons, Gavin and Sawyer; two brothers Patrocinio and Saturnino; two sisters Filipinas and Virginia; three nephews, Pat Jr, Arthur, and Ricky; and five nieces, Jocelyn, Jacqueline, Venice, Vivien, and Christine.

Visitation and vigil will be on Thursday, October 10th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, located at 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056. Catholic funeral mass will be held on October 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 416 S 4th St, Renton, WA 98057. Reception and celebration of Wilson’s life will follow.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019

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Carmen Bactad

October 14, 2019

I always thought of Uncle Wilson as the cool uncle. I remember going to family parties and he would walk into the room wearing his black sunglasses ready to set the party vibe. Whether it was through singing or dancing he brought a coolness factor to those family parties. I have a vivid memory of seeing for the first time Adonis performing the keyboard and Eric dancing (I think it was salsa). Uncle became even cooler to me because he passed on his passions to his boys! You could see the pride and happiness in his face as his boys’ talents were shared with the audience. Uncle Wilson, you didn’t know that there were several things I admired about you and Auntie. Thank you for those things because they made an impact on me. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Sidnie Robinson

October 12, 2019

Uncle, I still remember very vividly the times you and Auntie Neida would pick me up to go sleep over at your house, to go to Church in Oregon, and the random parties you would bring me in with as if I were your own. I will forever cherish these memories and you will be forever missed.
I know your spirit will always be with us. Heaven is so lucky to have gained an Angel like you. Please continue to guide and watch over us. We love you so, so much.

Manuel and Lauren Divina

October 11, 2019

Wilson always had a big smile for everyone whether at work at the post office or on the dance floor enjoying the music! We knew Wilson as the beloved hubby of our dear townmate, Neida. Our last time together was at the Cuyapo national event held here in Seattle last summer. He was always proud of his sons and his family, evident in his smiles and stories that he shared. Thank you, Wilson, for adding happiness to all and to every occasion that we were fortunate to attend with you! We will miss you! Hugs to you, Neida, and family!

Jim and Lourdes deMaine

October 10, 2019

We live at Skyline on First Hill and so much enjoyed Wilson's love of dance and music. He would host Sunday evening parties here. With his gracious smile he would ask the single ladies to dance. What an agile and beautiful dancer he was even as his cancer advanced. Also, he would lead us in line dancing. He never complained and always had a smile for everyone. I'm sure he is in a very special place in Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson retired after 34 years of service to the United States Postal Service in 2013. We hosted a big party for him in celebration.

FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson loved to dance, so much so that he began to teach ballroom and line dance classes.

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Wilson's 2nd son, Adonis, was the first to get married in 2008 to Ellen. They celebrated the occasion at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson retired after 34 years of service to the United States Postal Service in 2013. We hosted a big party for him in celebration.

FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson loved to dance, so much so that he began to teach ballroom and line dance classes.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson's 2nd son, Adonis, was the first to get married in 2008 to Ellen. They celebrated the occasion at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Wilson's first born son, Jewelson, got married on September 13, 2019. Wilson was able to attend the wedding in Los Angeles, CA.

This is one of the last photos of Wilson with his whole family. It depicts his legacy. His pride and joy.

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FROM THE FAMILY

On May 31, 1979, Wilson held his first born son for the first time, Jewelson Acuario.