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OdettaAnn N. (Tina) Washington, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 12:41 a.m., at Wuesthoff Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Honolulu, HI and came to Brevard County in January, 1988.
Tina was a Family Care Coordinator for the United States Air Force for 29 years. During her civil service career for the USAF she received numerous awards and accolades including Best Family Care Director in the USAF and Best Child Care Director in Europe Major Command. Tina was known for her love of family and friends. She was loved by all who she came in contact with.
Tina loved to cook, bake and throw lavish parties. Her laugh was contagious and her smile would brighten the darkest room.
Tina is survived by her husband, Douglas, of 42 years; daughter, Kathy Rucker (Kerwin); sons, Diego (Amy), Fella (Natalie); daughter, Doreatha Archible; mother, Helen Joseph Acirbo (Kamahela); brothers, Joseph Tancayo (Kathryn), Glenn Acirbo (Myra), Albert Acirbo (Marla); sisters, Josephine Raquedan (August), Estrella Enay and 12 grandchildren. Tina was preceded in death by her father, Graciano Joseph Tancayo; step-mother, Evelyn Orlando Tancayo; and her sister, Adelle Sumerville.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., December 15, 2012 at South Patrick Chapel. A Celebration of Life to follow in the chapel annex at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Breast Cancer Society.
Gone, but never forgotten.
May you rest in eternal peace. Aloha!
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 13, 2012