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Eduardo G. Sevilla Obituary
Sevilla, Eduardo G. Eduardo G. "Eddie" Sevilla passed away peacefully at home in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 8, 2014 after several years of declining health due to a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Aurora (Rorie); his daughter, Susan Sevilla McQuade and son-in-law, Kinnaird S. McQuade Jr. of Great Falls, VA; his son, Edward and daughter-in-law, Teresa Sevilla of Wellesley, MA; and five grandchildren who brought him great joy: Kinnaird, Rorie and Maria McQuade, and Nina and Edward (Teddy) Sevilla. Eduardo was born on January 14, 1933 in Manila, Philippines, the son of Exequiel and Susanna Sevilla and the third of their six children. He received a Jesuit education, graduating from the Ateneo de Manila High School in 1950, and from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1954 with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1957 he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and there he met his future wife Aurora. They were married on December 6, 1958 in Waukegan, Illinois and together they lived the American Dream, raising their family in North Chicago, Illinois from 1958 to 1966, and Lake Bluff, Illinois from 1966 to 1985. He and Aurora moved to Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey in 1985 and then retired to Bear's Nest, Park Ridge, New Jersey from 2000 until 2011, when they took residence at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He worked at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois for 28 years and Sterling Drug (now part of Sanofi Aventis) in New York, leading international manufacturing initiatives with a specialty in sterile pharmaceutical production in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Later, he formed his own consulting company, Sevilla Consulting Group, whose clients included global pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer, Merck, and Amgen. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and was proud to be a member of the Abbott Laboratories Retirees' Association. Eduardo built pharmaceutical manufacturing plants to the highest industry standards, and built even stronger lifelong relationships with colleagues, friends and family. He traveled to all seven continents, crossed both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, and marveled at wonders from the Great Barrier Reef to the Taj Mahal, most happily with Aurora at his side. He held an avid, lifelong interest in aviation and World War II history. He lived a Catholic life of faith as a member of the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest Illinois, Our Lady Mother of the Church Parish in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and the Catholic community at Asbury. Recti viam tuam/vias tuas illuminent luxque clara tibi luceat/niteat,cum homo vere amplus sis. "May the righteous illuminate your path, and may the light shine brightly upon you, for you are truly honorable." A Funeral Mass will be held at the Guild Memorial Chapel on the Asbury campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to be made to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090; phone 1-877-435-7277; or online at www.crs.org/donate.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 13 to Mar. 19, 2014
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