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In Memory of

Pablo A. DeLos Santos

May 25, 1926 - September 6, 2017

Obituary


Pablo Altares De Los Santos was born on May 25, 1926 in Palauig, Zambales, Philippines. He was the youngest and only son of Simforoso De Los Santos and Maria Altares De Los Santos. Sadly, his mother died a few months after his birth, so he was raised by his father, a strict disciplinarian, and his maternal grandmother, Angela Aragon Altares. The De Los Santos family were farmers, where they had success growing rice and vegetables as well as raising goats, horses and carabao. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, 16-year-old Pablo would continue to...

Pablo Altares De Los Santos was born on May 25, 1926 in Palauig, Zambales, Philippines. He was the youngest and only son of Simforoso De Los Santos and Maria Altares De Los Santos. Sadly, his mother died a few months after his birth, so he was raised by his father, a strict disciplinarian, and his maternal grandmother, Angela Aragon Altares. The De Los Santos family were farmers, where they had success growing rice and vegetables as well as raising goats, horses and carabao. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, 16-year-old Pablo would continue to be industrious as a farmer. Despite the conditions of war and the occupation, Pablo always ensured that there was always food to feed his family and that his sisters were protected from the Japanese military forces.

In 1945, after the end of World War II, Pablo joined the US Navy. During the Korean War, he served as a steward for the 7th Fleet Admiral. It was also during this time that Pablo became a US Citizen. In his later service years, he was ranked as a commissaryman (known today as a Culinary Specialist), running the mess hall for the enlisted service personnel. Pablo proudly served in the US Navy for twenty years before retiring as a CS 1st Class in 1965. In 1949, Pablo married the love of his life, Evangeline Del Fierro Esmane. Together they had nine children (Danilo, Marilyn, Josephine, Carmelita, Perry, Aida, Pauline, Noel and Glenn) and in 1973, they moved to San Diego, CA.

Pablo loved Vangie very much, and the two of them loved to travel, visiting Europe and other exotic places. His other loves were playing poker, cooking food for his family, and his sense of humor. Throughout his life, "Mang Pablo" was always friendly, generous and compassionate, often one of the very first to help his neighbors, his town and his community. His legacy will continue to live on as he is survived by his 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Arrangements under the direction of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.