OBITUARY

Alec Lawrence Mangaliman

August 10, 1947November 14, 2018

Alec Lawrence Mangaliman

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Alec Lawrence Mangaliman, a very devoted husband, a father of four lovely children, a proud grandfather of three beloved grandkids, a caring brother and brother-in-law, and uncle, passed away at age 71.

Alec was born on August 10, 1947, in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, to Frederico Mangaliman and Maria Salome Arellano. In 1968, Alec received his medical technologist degree from Centro Escolar University in Manila, where he met Estrella T. Reyna, the love of his life. On September 21, 1972, Alec and Estrella married and they enjoyed 46 years together of memories, vacations, and worked through the hardships that come with life. Together they raised four children: Lana (David), John (Vincent), Jill, and Kimberly (Matthew).

After college, Alec served in the United States Armed Forces, where he specialized in stratcom communication and was stationed at the Pentagon. In 1973, Alec was honorably discharged and returned to the Philippines, ready to begin a new chapter in his life. Alec, Estrella, and little Lana came to live in Seattle, Washington in 1975.

Alec found work all around the Seattle area: a pipe fitter for Lockheed Martin; research lab technician at the University of Washington; inspector with Washington State Department of Transportation. Alec was a lifelong learner, pursuing knowledge and finding ways to train himself. He loved going back to school and earned a variety of associate’s degrees: civil engineering technology, CAD/drafting technology, computer programing, and robotics just to name a few.

Alec had a passion for fishing and he enjoyed traveling to the various fishing spots around the Puget Sound and on the Washington coast. As a young man, he spent some time in San Mateo, California, and would always talk about how beautiful Half Moon Bay was when he was there. He loved cars and enjoyed working on them. He loved to play chess, teaching his kids how to play and later his three grandchildren, Hannah, Madison, and David. He was also a great lover of music, especially the Beatles and the Beach Boys, and kept an extensive record collection. Whenever he was asked about his time in the Armed Forces at the Pentagon, he often gave a sly smile and would say, “That’s classified.”.

Alec is survived by his wife Estrella, his four children, his two sisters, Elizabeth (Kelly) and Rose Grace (Nestor), and his extended family. A private service will be held by the family at his final resting place, Forest Lawn Funeral Home, in West Seattle.

REMEMBERING

Alec Lawrence Mangaliman

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Beth Gerbes

November 27, 2018

Kuya, I thank God for your life. You are heaven sent to be a devoted husband to my sister for 46 years and a very caring brother-in-law to us. Your love and endless commitment to your family made you withstood all the obstacles in life that came your way and remained a good husband and a good father to your children whom you both raised up very well. Your expression of the depth and the width and the height of your love for your family no man can fathom. Such love can only come from God.

This is the legacy that you left behind to your children and your children's children.

I salute you and honor you Manong Lawrence!

We celebrate your life in the midst of the pain of losing you. But it is only good bye for now.

Heaps of love.

Beth

Lana Natali

November 25, 2018

David Natali

November 22, 2018

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family and honoring my life with your oldest daughter’s hand in marriage. You have fulfilled your life’s work in raising an amazing family with pride and dignity. You also honored this great nation with your service and held all “classified” information true to your word and oath.

Rest easy Lolo and we will see you down the line sometime!

Love you,

David