Hermilo O. Jazmines

September 21, 1946February 28, 2021

Hermilo “Milo” O. Jazmines passed suddenly on Sunday, February 28th at the age of 74. While his death was untimely, his life was most certainly not. Milo lived a life dedicated to family, purpose, kindness and love.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Milo was the son of Dr. Vicente and Soledad (Nee: Ocampo) Jazmines. He was the younger brother of Vicente Fortunato. The family loved watching basketball games and going to Bingo nights together.

Milo attended San Beda School from grade school to high school. He went on to finish pre-med and medical school at the University of Santo Thomas. He also completed his internship at Clark Air Base. It was at UST where he met his future wife of almost 50 years, Lydia Dizon.

In 1973 with one suit case, a few hundred dollars, and a camera, Milo and Lydia made the move to start their careers and family in the United States. First stop was Milwaukee, where Milo & Lydia interned at Deaconess Hospital. Living just one year in Wisconsin was long enough for Milo to become an avid, life-long Brewers and Packers fan. Milo and Lydia then moved to Tennessee to complete their residency terms at the University of Knoxville. Milo’s speciality was Obstetrics and Gynecology and Lydia’s was Pediatrics. It was in Knoxville, where Milo and Lydia’s oldest child, Paul Vincent, was born in 1974.

The family then moved to the Chicago suburb of Joliet, IL where they had their youngest child, Melissa Ann, in 1979. Joliet is where Milo began his private OB/GYN practice that successfully sustained over 30 years of business. During this time, he was named Chief of Medical Staff at St. Joseph’s Provena Hospital. Always dedicated to the pursuit of learning and expanding his knowledge, Milo went back to school at the University of St. Francis to earn his Masters in Health Care Administration and his Masters in Business Administration.

While his career was a great focus of Milo’s life, it was not his only focus. His true love was his family. Milo worked tirelessly for his family. He loved to spend time with his loved ones. From coaching his son’s soccer teams to attending his daughter’s recitals, Milo always worked with the time he had to be there for his children growing up. He also loved to explore Europe, enjoy cruises and spend his summer days gardening with Lydia by his side.

In 2006, upon retiring from private practice, Milo relocated to Lutz, Florida to complete the final stage of his career as a Medical Director at WellCare-Centene. With his children married, his family grew to include his son-in-law Billy, daughter-in-law, Rebecca and five grandchildren, William Charles, Isabella Corazon, Amelia Grace, Jacob Vincent and Eleanor Rose. He continued to enjoy traveling to and with his apos (Filipino for grandchildren), taking them shopping, to the park or to the movies and always making time for ice cream afterward.

Milo enjoyed many hobbies in his life, from sports and fishing to movies and exploring new foods and restaurants. He will be always remembered for his dedication to his family, kind soul, quick wit and teasing sense of humor. Most of all, he will always be remembered as “Our Lolo” (Filipino for Grandpa).

In his life, our Lolo Milo wished for three things that we hope will be carried on by all. For continued love and friendship, to have quality family time and to not lose faith in God no matter what hardship may be bestowed.

Memorial services for Milo are currently postponed and will be held later this year in Chicago, IL.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Hermilo O. Jazmines

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Jody Uhlarik

March 23, 2021

Dear Lydia and Missy,
My condolences to the entire Jazmines’s and Castro families. God took two great men to heaven for some reason; we have to believe that God has a plan.

I met Dr. Jazmines when I was pregnant with my first child. He was a kind, patient, and funny doctor. He delivered all three of my children.

Our lives seemed to always cross paths from being neighbors in Joliet to neighbors in Chicago. We were friends, our kids were friends and friends with the Castro’s. Lydia and Nancy taught me how to shop!

I’ve been blessed to have known Milo for over 40 years. He was so patient with my son Matt, asking Milo all the time about when he was born and Milo would tell him he caught him like a football. Milo always took time to have a conversation with the kids in the neighborhood and bring them to the movies.

Milo loved God, his wife, Paul and Missy, family and friends. He was a man that you looked up to.

The last words that Milo shared with me at Paul’s memorial service is the importance of keeping family close. Those words meant so much to me then and even more each day.

Much love,


March 16, 2021


Dick & Judy Johnson

March 10, 2021

Dear Lydia,
Judy and I were so sorry to learn of Milo's tragic passing. He was truly an extraordinary man, husband, father and grandfather. It was an honor and pleasure to know him. We always enjoyed seeing him when he was in Chicago.

Milo will, indeed, be missed, and our hearts go out to you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fond regards,
Dick and Judy

Ellen Mattox

March 10, 2021

Dear Lydia & Melissa,
So sorry to hear of Milo's passing. Besides delivering two of my children, he was a kind, loving, wonderful friend & neighbor. He will be sadly missed but know he & Paul with the Lord Almighty are sending you strength & love to help you get through this most difficult time.
With much love, care & prayers,
Ellen Mattox, also sending their prayers are Amanda, Stacia & Brent

Tom Moore

March 8, 2021

Nancy and I are so sorry about Milo. I remember him with that wide grin he always seemed to have. He was wise in the ways of business, and helped to develop that part of me. The formation of our malpractice company was an enjoyable, interesting learning experience, that Milo was most instrumental in bringing to fruition. He supported my pediatric practice with the many babies that he delivered. Finally, and most importantly, Milo called us about a newborn baby boy that was up for adoption back in 1983. We are both eternally grateful to him that we were able to adopt our T.J. Thank you Milo.

Maricel Morella

March 8, 2021

Thank you for taking time to visit and spend some time with us here in Vancouver when you had a Medical Conference a few years ago. We enjoyed having you uncle Milo and aunt Lydia. ❤

Max Basco

March 8, 2021

Dear Leddy and Missy, we are deeply saddened by the untimely passing away of Milo. He was such a wonderful person, a true gentleman with a kind heart. I remember him well as a colleague at
Silver Cross Hospital and during the years we spent in Chicago.
We share your grief. May the good lord bless and protect you and your family, we pray for the eternal repose of Milo, May he Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord.

Terry Gerlach

March 6, 2021

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Milo Jazmines. I worked with him for many years at Wellcare Health Plans and treasured his quick wit and humorous nature. He was such a kind and generous soul. Generous in the sense of giving so much of his time and counsel. He will be missed so much by so many. Rest in Peace dear friend. Prayers and condolences to his treasured family and friends.

Terry Ann Gerlach

Rosie Britton / Resce

March 5, 2021

Dear Jazmines family ,
I was so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Dr. Jazmines. My memory of your dear dad and husband is very clear after 29 years . I was a young pregnant nervous first mom to be who couldn’t stop her morning sickness. My USMC husband was in recruit duty in Chicago , so I could be with my family , while he waited for flight school. Because I was Ana Maria’s Rescecs big sister , Dr. Jazmines made time to see me . I never forgot that visit.
I thought something was wrong , but he reassured me it was part of being pregnant! I was always grateful for his kindness.
🙏RiP Dr. Jazmines

Cayetano Dizon

March 5, 2021

You cannot find a friendlier person than Milo, always smiling, with a great demeanor, with wife Ledy by his side. We have known Milo and Ledy since our Medical School years, 50+ years and it’s been a pleasure knowing both and an honor being one of their friends. Ledy may you find comfort from the love of your family and friends. We offer our prayers and our deepest sympathy to you Ledy and family. We embrace you in our thoughts . He is safely home in Gods eternal kingdom now reunited with Paul!

God bless,
Yet & Grace Dizon