Dr. Idillio (Ed) Elazegui of Hockessin, DE, passed from this life on December 21, 2012, at the age of 70.
The second of four children, Ed was born of meager beginnings in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines, in 1942. The first in his immediate family to go to college, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Santo Thomas in Manila in 1965 before migrating to the U.S. the following year to further his medical training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT, the New Jersey College of Medicine Hospitals, in Newark, NJ, and St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Ed practiced Internal and Pulmonary Medicine in Manchester, CT, Tell City, IN, and Saginaw, MI, before retiring in 1998.
He will be remembered for his unguarded delight in a challenging game of scrabble, marathon mah-jong sessions, gardening and random bouts of off-key singing. And yet, the true hallmarks of Ed's life were his tireless dedication to and compassion for his patients, an unyielding devotion to his family, loyal friendships, a playful sense of humor and the ability to light up a room with his warm smile.
In addition to his loving wife of 42 years, Dr. Rosalinda A. Elazegui, whom he met while completing his residency, he is survived by his devoted daughters, Kristina and Katrina Elazegui, both of Brooklyn, NY; his sister, Belinda Barundia, her husband, Carlito, and their sons, John and Christopher, all of Los Angeles, CA; his nephew, Nicanor Elazegui, III, and his niece, Mica Elazegui, both of Calamba, Laguna; and his brother, Dr. Home Soriano and family, of Bulacan, Philippines. He will also be missed by his loving in-laws, Cesar Aniceto and family of Newark, DE; Jose Aniceto and family of District Heights, MD; Edi Aniceto and family of Covina, CA; and the Wasseluk family of Hawthorn Woods, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicanor Elazegui, Sr.; his mother, Marcelina Alviar Soriano; and his brother, Nicanor Elazegui, Jr., all of Calamba, Laguna, Philippines.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE where friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 on Saturday morning. A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 28 at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation be made to the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Johns Hopkins in honor of Dr. Ed Elazegui. For more information, please visit:http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/about/charitable_giving/.
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