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OBITUARY

Lovy Manabat Catindig

March 18, 1940January 6, 2020
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Lovy Catindig was one of the greatest men to ever live, as confirmed by the innumerable friends and family who surrounded him. He left us to be reunited with the love of his life, Norma “Floogie” Catindig on January 6th, 2020. If the strength of a man’s legacy can be measured by the depth of the loss experienced by those left behind, few could be compared to him.

First born of six siblings to Pedro and Matea Manabat Catindig in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines on March 18, 1940, Lovy left two loving sisters behind to cherish his memory, Linda C. Barroso and Lolita C. Ferry, and three brothers who went ahead of him to glory, Lolito, Lamberto and Luciano.

In August of 1959, Lovy joined the US Navy and began his military career. After completing training in San Diego, his first duty station was Norfolk, Virginia. In 1962, he was transferred to the USS Northampton (CC-1). From there he would eventually transfer to the USS Barton (DD-772), then to the Armed Forces Staff College, then to the USS Independence (CVA-62), then to the USS Coronado (LPD11). During his twenty-year career, he earned dozens of awards of merit and recognition. After retirement with the Navy, he would go on to work with Volvo, then move into Civil Service, from which he would eventually retire.

It was while he was initially stationed at Norfolk that he would meet the love of his life, Norma “Floogie” Phelps, at a USO dance. From that moment on, he only had eyes for her. After marrying in 1961, they would welcome a son, Troy, in 1962. Their second son, Steven, would follow in 1967. They had a wonderful marriage, filled with love and laughter. Norma, sadly, would precede Lovy to heaven in October of 1999. Lovy leaves behind son Troy and his wife Pam, and son Steven and his wife Shirl, as well as his grandchildren, Taylor Waldron (Ben), Haley Reed (Dorian), and Shelby Catindig. However, those names represent just a tiny fraction of the huge number of people who considered Lovy “family,” and are suffering from his loss at this time. There are too many to mention individually, but you know who you are and we thank you for being part of our world.

Lovy was a man with a passion for his family and friends. His sacrificial love knew no bounds. To prevent his family from having to constantly move around the country to follow him during his Navy career, he would sign up for ship tours over shore duty, so his beloved Floogie and boys could remain in Norfolk near her extended family for support. His life was about service to others. He would give—never mentioning or seeking acknowledgement of his gift. It was all pure joy for him.

His grandchildren were the delight of his life. He would spend hours in the dojo just to watch them practice karate, then take them for shopping sprees and Busch Gardens trips. He loved to play golf with his boys, take the family to Disney World and go on Caribbean cruises with the entire clan. He invested time in people the way others invest money in the stock market—and because of that, he saw incredible returns—supernatural increases. In the things that truly matter, he was a very rich man.

Everyone in the family’s large circle of friends wanted to adopt Lovy “Pop” as their own. He was the true epitome of the perfect family patriarch. Leading, loving, caring and always making excuses for others’ poor behaviors, choices or missteps. People always came first over projects or profits.

Many, many will miss him, but we all rejoice in the fact we will see him again. His decision to rely on Jesus as his Lord and Savior ensures we’ll all be reunited. We can rest in that. So, until then, Bon Voyage, Pop. We love you.

A Celebration of Life for Lovy Catindig will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 5PM at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A reception will follow. All are welcomed.

  • FAMILY

  • Norma “Floogie” Catindig, Loving Wife
  • Pedro Catindig, Father (deceased)
  • Matea Manabat Catindig, Mother (deceased)
  • Troy and his wife Pam, Son
  • Steven and his wife Shirl, Son
  • Linda C. Barroso, Sister
  • Lolita C. Ferry, Sister
  • Lolito, Lamberto and Luciano, Brothers (deceased)
  • Taylor Waldron (Ben), Granddaughter
  • Haley Reed (Dorian), Granddaughter
  • Shelby Catindig, Granddaughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 12, 2020

Memories

Lovy Manabat Catindig

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SANDRA ZALUD

January 15, 2020

I think this may be my 2nd entry. I'm not sure if the first one went through.
I don't really have a memory to share but do remember seeing Lovy at church from time to time and to just watch his smile you could feel deep inside he was truly a good man. Looking into his eyes you could feel the depth of his soul.
Life without him by your side will be an unknown to you and you will miss him terribly, but I believe that although you won't know it, he will be there.
Sometimes you know a person by the people that are in his circle. I know that Lovy's circle is a group of wonderful, loving and caring people. You are in my thoughts....
Sandy

Ammy Ferry-Paras

January 12, 2020

Dearest Tito Lovy, thank you for providing your SF Bay Area family the opportunity to have experienced a tiny fraction of your amazing life and family love... you will be well remembered and forever missed.
Until we meet again, sending warm hugs from the Catindig Ferry Paras family.

Steven Bruff

January 12, 2020

To The Family. I'm truly Sorry for your Loss keeping you all in my prayers . from reading everyone and listing to the Celebration of life he was one Amazing Man only wish I knew him but he is at peace now and a Angel Watching over you all to make sure you live your life to the fullest like he did . God Bless you all im here if ever need anything

Genalin and Gene Caburian

January 12, 2020

Uncle Louie this is not goodbye from us as we know the promise our Savior has for us. We will meet again and be able to love and laugh for eternity. We were so blessed to know you and be a company of your beautiful family. The times we shared with you watching Taylor and Haley excel in Karate, celebrating family moments like weddings and birthdays and just watching you take joy in life with family will always be with us. May you Rest In Peace Uncle Louie. You are truly loved by many.

Judith Riggs

January 12, 2020

Louie was such a kind, loving and generous man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that warmed my heart. All traits I see in his sweet family. Many years ago some of us would get together at Louis and Floogie's home to have a meal and play games. Not only was the food fantastic, usually our favorite adobo, but the amount of love and laughter we shared was beyond measure. I still treasure those moments. He was an absolute joy to be around and will be so missed by so many.

Jana & Kevin Metz

January 12, 2020

Louie was such a welcoming presence. He always made us feel at ease, making silly jokes like my dad used to. It will be hard to remember him without getting a tear in your eye and a smile on your face. The picture is from 2001 when the Catindig clan included us on their vacation. It still stands out in my memory as a highlight. You do not always know the impact you can have on others. We have been immeasurably blessed by knowing all of them and seeing the example of how a multi-generational family flourishes❤️ We’ll see you again someday, Pops!

Jerry Cheruka

January 12, 2020

Back in the early 70's, I went to the NAS Little League tryouts and ended up on Coach Louie Catindig team. That year, he taught me how to pitch and play short stop. Not many girls played baseball back in those days. I'am forever grateful he picked me as one of his players. I had so much fun and I'll always remember his kind and encouraging words. He was my biggest fan. And after all these years, I have continued to feel his support through facebook. I am very blessed to have known this great man. I will miss him. Rest easy my friend 🙏..
My heart is heavy for the entire Catindig family. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all 🙏

Roberto Parales

January 11, 2020

Pop! My fellow Cowboys fan! “Perlie, they lost again!”. Well we would agree, no surprise there to say the least! Thank you Pop for your sense of humor and familiarity with our common cultural similarities. You are missed and the world is less
of a place without you in it! Rest and rejoice Pop.

Cheene Claudine Catindig Navea

January 11, 2020

Daddy Lovi gave me love without expecting anything in return. He's always proud me, encouraged me to give my best in all the things I do and inspired me to always live with kindness and love. I owe him a very big part of who I am today.

Two years ago, I got closer into reaching my dreams. I joined a contest where I could win an all expense paid vacation and our story will be featured to our magazine. I made an entry of how I wanted to meet him personally and how I am so proud of him. I want the whole world to know how great he was. I got screened and chosen as top 5, unfortunately, they were looking for an employee who has never travelled thru an airplane. But that didn't stop me to dream that someday, i'll finally be able to see him.

Looking thru his pictures in social media, he's still groovy and healthy. I deeply regret that i didn't pushed for it earlier and didn't realized that I am already running out of time. My dream will never be fulfilled but I am thankful that he passed away peacefully. I will always celebrate his life. Many loved him and we'll always be. He'll always live thru us.

My deepest condolences to the immediate family, to our family.

An angel returned to his home.

Nylea Johnson

January 11, 2020

Growing up next door to Pop was truly a blessing. Pop would be outside most days when I got off the school bus and he’d always make sure to greet me with a smile as I walked by the house. As I’ve grown older, seeing Pop outside as I pulled up to my mom’s house has always been my moment that made me feel like “Yes! I made it! I’m finally home!”. That’s what I’ll miss most is his infectious smile.

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Biography

Lovy Catindig was one of the greatest men to ever live, as confirmed by the innumerable friends and family who surrounded him. He left us to be reunited with the love of his life, Norma “Floogie” Catindig on January 6th, 2020. If the strength of a man’s legacy can be measured by the depth of the loss experienced by those left behind, few could be compared to him.

First born of six siblings to in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines on March 18, 1940, Lovy left two loving sisters behind to cherish his memory, Linda C. Barroso and Lolita C. Ferry, and three brothers who went ahead of him to glory, Lolito, Lamberto and Luciano.

In August of 1959, Lovy joined the US Navy and began his military career. After completing training in San Diego, his first duty station was Norfolk, Virginia. In 1962, he was transferred to the USS Northampton (CC-1). From there he would eventually transfer to the USS Barton (DD-772), then to the Armed Forces Staff College, then to the USS Independence (CVA-62), then to the USS Coronado (LPD11). During his twenty-year career, he earned dozens of awards of merit and recognition. After retirement with the Navy, he would go on to work with Volvo, then move into Civil Service, from which he would eventually retire.

It was while he was initially stationed at Norfolk that he would meet the love of his life, Norma “Floogie” Phelps, at a USO dance. From that moment on, he only had eyes for her. After marrying in 1961, they would welcome a son, Troy, in 1962. Their second son, Steven, would follow in 1967. They had a wonderful marriage, filled with love and laughter. Norma, sadly, would precede Lovy to heaven in October of 1999. Lovy leaves behind son Troy and his wife Pam, and son Steven and his wife Shirl, as well as his grandchildren, Taylor Waldron (Ben), Haley Reed (Dorian), and Shelby Catindig. However, those names represent just a tiny fraction of the huge number of people who considered Lovy “family,” and are suffering from his loss at this time. There are too many to mention individually, but you know who you are and we thank you for being part of our world.

Lovy was a man with a passion for his family and friends. His sacrificial love knew no bounds. To prevent his family from having to constantly move around the country to follow him during his Navy career, he would sign up for ship tours over shore duty, so his beloved Floogie and boys could remain in Norfolk near her extended family for support. His life was about service to others. He would give—never mentioning or seeking acknowledgement of his gift. It was all pure joy for him.

His grandchildren were the delight of his life. He would spend hours in the dojo just to watch them practice karate, then take them for shopping sprees and Busch Gardens trips. He loved to play golf with his boys, take the family to Disney World and go on Caribbean cruises with the entire clan. He invested time in people the way others invest money in the stock market—and because of that, he saw incredible returns—supernatural increases. In the things that truly matter, he was a very rich man.

Everyone in the family’s large circle of friends wanted to adopt Lovy “Pop” as their own. He was the true epitome of the perfect family patriarch. Leading, loving, caring and always making excuses for others’ poor behaviors, choices or missteps. People always came first over projects or profits.

Many, many will miss him, but we all rejoice in the fact we will see him again. His decision to rely on Jesus as his Lord and Savior ensures we’ll all be reunited. We can rest in that. So, until then, Bon Voyage, Pop. We love you.

A Celebration of Life for Lovy Catindig will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 5PM at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A reception will follow. All are welcomed.