OBITUARY

Timoteo Pungtilan Reyes

April 18, 1933June 11, 2021
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Timoteo Pungtilan Reyes was born on April 18, 1933 and passed away on June 11, 2021 in San Diego, California and is under the care of El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley.

Visitation will be held on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm at El Camino Memorial Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121. Funeral Service will be held on July 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm at El Camino Memorial Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121. Graveside Service & Burial With Honors will be held on July 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service & Burial With Honors

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Julian Reyes

July 21, 2021

I remember a very kind, intelligent and generous man. Uncle Tim, along with Auntie Ely, helped raise me and my younger siblings during our early formative years. We spent so much time with them that I consider them my 2nd set of parents.

He was a good man … a man of decency. It's difficult to measure the impact that my Uncle Tim has had on my life. He has always made me feel loved. I will miss him greatly.

The last time that Gloria and I saw Uncle Tim alive was Feb 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown prohibited visits to nursing homes.
We conversed with him only for a short time because he looked so tired. We played the modern Filipino song “Zebbiana” for him ... using my iPhone. The music is beautiful and soothing ... so soothing it lulled him to sleep. That peaceful sleep was the last image of him alive … the last time that I touched him. The last time that Gloria and I kissed him.

This is the song from Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VgEKkFPo8

I’ve been frequently told that I, as a young child, spoke Ilocano, the regional language widely spoken in the northern part of the Philippines/Luzon. I haven’t spoken it since childhood, but I can understand a little bit … more than Tagalog. Surprisingly, I know more German than Filipino. In fact, I learned to say “I Love You” in German before I learned it in Ilocano or Tagalog. One of my biggest regrets is not putting in enough effort to become fluent in either of these Filipino languages. Uncle Tim had always encouraged me to learn these languages.

I have never said “I love you” to him. I know it’s late in coming. But I want to tell him now. As my cousins in Austria and Germany would say it: Ich liebe dich. In Tagalog: Mahal Kita
And finally in Ilocano (for the first time): Ay-ayatén ka

I love you, Uncle Tim.
Go rest now. Please say hello to my brother Rex and my mother Lourdes. Join Auntie Elizabeth, whom I dearly love, too … and dance together again.

Janelane Dela Cruz

July 14, 2021

Lolo Tim is my hero. He is always there to listen, to advise and to guide me like a father. I will not forget his unwavering faith, his determination at work, his passion in life and his great love to Lola Ely. These stories of wisdom and courage, I will hold these memories with him in my heart .
Lolo Tim, I will always pray for you and Lola Ely's souls, may your marriage and life continue to inspire others. Enjoy dancing and drinking wine in heaven! I will miss you Lolo Tim and Lola Ely and I love you both dearly.

Liza Dela Cruz

July 12, 2021

Uncle Tim meant the world to me and the whole clan. Although we live miles apart and didnt grow up with him, he was still there to guide me not just as an Uncle but also a dad . He was always there to welcome his family/relatives with opem arms in his so called "Green house" located in PI.( Philippine island). He was there to listen to your stories and Ive listened to his stories of life too while He was making brewed coffee for me. He was there when I started my life in Norway, He and his late wife Ely gave me not only financial support but gave me the extreme moral support they have since I dont have any relatives in the Scandic. His favorite dance was Todo-Todo and we have danced all night together when this song is played on his events. He truly loves socializing with people. I never get bored in his company. I often visit him in PI whenever I take my vacation and I was in his place the first tine he got his sickness. I was there in his "almost to death scenario" and have been his private nurse all the way. Ofcourse, with all the support too of my family and relatives who deeply cared and loved him. Thank God he lived almost 2 more years with us. He lived Life to the Fullest!
In addition to being a hardworker, optimistic, diligent, a great servant to his country, he was a loving person and he brought so much joy to the whole clan and friends.

Let us deal together with this loss of a great Father, grandpa, uncle, cousin , friend and a great citizen and servant of God. May your soul rest in peace and enjoy your stay in Paradise Uncle Tim♥️

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