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In Memory of

Venancio Ablog Raposas

May 18, 1924 - June 7, 2017

Obituary


Quiet, unassuming, unsophisticated, honest to goodness, respectful, faithful husband with a sense of duty for the welfare of his children: these are the qualities Venancio Raposas practiced during his time on earth. He saw many things during his lifetime particularly his nation ravaged by the Japanese forces and the Cold War which solidified in him the character of being a man of peace and quiet disposition. He was the older of two children, born in Mindoro, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on May 18, 1924. He went to Manila to study at the prestigious Mapu'a Institute...

Quiet, unassuming, unsophisticated, honest to goodness, respectful, faithful husband with a sense of duty for the welfare of his children: these are the qualities Venancio Raposas practiced during his time on earth. He saw many things during his lifetime particularly his nation ravaged by the Japanese forces and the Cold War which solidified in him the character of being a man of peace and quiet disposition. He was the older of two children, born in Mindoro, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on May 18, 1924. He went to Manila to study at the prestigious Mapu'a Institute of Technology to become a Civil Engineer. His skill in mathematics propelled his children to finish college education with ease. He was employed as a city engineer in the department of Public Works and Highways. While in search of a more lucrative career, he went to work in the rich oil country of Saudi Arabia for 3 years. When being away from his wife and children was too much to bear, he returned to his former job as a city engineer until his early retirement in 1998. A year after his retirement he expatriated to America until the day he was ushered to his real home in God. His hope of salvation comes not by his good moral qualities but in knowing that he is a sinner saved alone by the grace of God through Jesus Christ who died to pay the price of his sins. He understood well that he is a sinner in need of salvation. There lies his hope in life and in death that he belong body and soul to his faithful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was married to Magdalena Raposas at a young age and stayed happily married until his death. As a father of eight, he was often happiest when left to his own devices-whether it was building a shed, or fixing things around the house or going places as part of his relaxation. He was a straightforward man who demanded little from those around him, and who expected only the best for his children. His finest quality was his patience: an inherent ability to listen, to absorb and to offer a point of view based on quiet, measured wisdom. He lived long and happy life and brought many joys in the hearts of his wife and children and whose legacy will live on in our memories. He could have very well said, "I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God" (Job 19:25).