Danny Gavino Vega

January 10, 1953November 27, 2011

Danny was born, Pelagio Vega on January 10, 1953 to parents, Pelagio O. Vega and Belen P. Gavino, San Nicolas, Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines. He was one of 10 children in the closely knit Vega Family.

He passed away November 27, 2011 in Seattle at the age of 53.

Danny was very studious and he was a consistent valedictorian in school. Danny received his bachelor’s degree from Panigui University (in the Province of Tarlac).

He immigrated to the U.S. in 1976, after which he attended Metropolitan Beauty School and received his Cosmetology Certificate and became a licensed hairdresser. Danny loved to cut hair since he was a teenager – he possessed a natural talent for hair design even before the went to school. He also specialized at the Vidal Sasson Academy.

Danny worked as free-lance hairdresser and make-up artist and traveled far and wide to service his clients at their homes. He was very popular and well-loved by his clients who considered him as a part of their family because of his very loving and kind nature. He later established his own hair salon business, and opened the famous Danny Vega Hair Design on the corner of S. Willow St. and M.L. King Way S., which has been a landmark in that community for 35 years.

He is survived by his siblings; Ted Vega (Rose), Dino Vega (Rose), Valentina Vega (Ben Anstey), Thelma Vega-Galimba (Roger), Manny Vega, Rev. Fr. Gregorio Vega (Roman Catholic Priest), Thomas Vega (Rachel),Titus Vega (Nenita)

He is also survived by his nieces; Doby de los Santos, Yet Scherer, Mari Sandico, Melanie Galimba, May-May Vega and his nephews; Oliver Tiu, Jonathan Tiu, Timothy Vega, Aaron Vega He is also survived by grandnieces and grandnephews; Miguel delos Santos, Angelo Sandico, Jason McDaniel, Isabel Sandico, Anton Sandico, Isabel Sandico.

Danny was very much loved and he will be greatly missed by his family and all those whose lives he touched.

Arrangements under the direction of Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington.


  • Rosary Service Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Rosary Service Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 10, 2011
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 10, 2011

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December 24, 2011

Condolences to the Vega Family. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Angeles Family

Valentina Vega

December 16, 2011

Marilou Morada-Kenyon

December 13, 2011

To The Vega Family,

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no once can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Velma- You and your husband have raised such a brave and strong daughter, how proud Danny must be.

Melanie- Stay so ever sweet, strong and brave, and keep up the good work in college, stay true to yourself, your dreams of becoming a nurse will come true.

Valentina- The family matriarch, your poise, strength and courage you possess is admirable.

Titus- Your resemblence and shyness so reminds me of Danny.

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet all of the siblings, I'm sure you all have the same traits as Danny.
He was so kind, gentle, caring and giving.

God Bless you all,

Marilou Morada-Kenyon

December 12, 2011

I met Danny while we were Attending Mr. Lee's Beauty School in Seattle.
I'm so sad that Danny has left us too soon, he was a kind an happy person who could always make you laugh. As we enjoyed working together at Edie Adam's Cut -n-Curl we continued having lunch together full of laughter and fun. this is the way I will always remember him, happy and fun loving, enjoying life.

Martha Roberts Seattle, WA)


December 11, 2011

May you rest in peace Danny... Thank you for making me beautiful on my wedding day. You will always be remembered.

Laura De Castro Saechao

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace Danny. I'll always remember the times you were there to do my hair for all my formal dances and weddings. I came to pay respect today at your service. You have and will always be apart of our family.

Leo Hernandez

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace Danny Vega you will be missed ,our prayers are with you and your family.


December 10, 2011

I watched as your funeral procession drove through my neighborhood in south Seattle today. I did not know you, but you are very much loved by so many people. May your family eventually feel an easing of their pain at such a devastating loss of such a lovely man. Please rest in peace and may your family have a blessed holiday season. Sincerely, E. W. ~Seward Park

Karen Johnstone

December 10, 2011

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May happy memories support and joy.

Mel Jalandoni

December 10, 2011

Our heartfelt condolences to the Vega family. Praying for the repose of the soul of Danny.

Tony and Mel Fesalbon Jalandoni (Del Galimba's sister)