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Romeo Cabanban
Romeo Cabanban

Obituary of Romeo Simpelo Cabanban

On May 16th, 2022, Romeo Simpelo Cabanban (age 78) went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was born in Cavite City on March 26th, 1944, to Tatay Esteban D. Cabanban & Nanay Magdalena Simpelo. He was the youngest of eight siblings (Puring, Claudio, Constancia, Dominga, Tomasa, Pedro & Josefino). He was engaged to Bienvenida Piol Balterocruz for 7 years. They joined together into holy matrimony on August 30th, 1970. Together, they raised four children Larry Anthony Cabanban, Julie Ann B. Cabanban, RoniMichelle Cabanban, & Romeo Stephan Cabanban. He was a graduate from the class of ‘61 at Cavite National High School. From 1963 to 1966, he studied civil engineering at Mapua University. His very first job was a "Waterboy." He then served in the US Navy as a dispersing clerk (DK1) from 1966 to 1989 and retired after 22 years of service. Romeo had another retirement after 18 years of working for the US postal service as a mail distribution clerk. He fulfilled his wife's greatest dream of becoming business owners of Nida's Alterations and Custom Tailoring. After 42 years of marriage, Romeo lost Bienvenida to gastric cancer on December 31st, 2021. He was most fortunate to have spent time with both grandchildren, Jonas and Logan. Romeo enjoyed quality time with his family, and everyone looked forward to getting together every Thursday. At retirement, he became a local socialite at several Filipino dance and karaoke events. He always made it a point to dress sharply for the night. He absolutely loved dancing to rock and roll and cha-cha music. The karaoke song he enjoyed singing the most was Green Green Grass of Home. He was passionate about cooking. His favorite dish to cook was adobo. He had a green thumb and often harvested from his garden for ingredients to his dishes. He was a skilled fisherman. He was practically a master Scrabble player because he played it almost his entire life. The last few years of his life, he reconverted to Catholicism, where he attended several days per week to worship, pray and light candles for his loved ones. Romeo, who was filled with love and compassion for family and friends, was God-fearing, caring, big-hearted, empathetic, & a hard-working provider. He was a husband, father, brother, cousin, loloy & friend that will be greatly missed beyond anything that words can express.
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Tuesday
31
May

viewing & Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
10472 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
(904) 641-1414
Tuesday
31
May

Burial

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Rd
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
904-766-5222