Oscar T. Bugayong Sr. (1937 - 2017)

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  • "August 15 2018.....Oscar and I were buddies in the..."
    - Camie Vidal
  • "So sorry for your loss. May cherished memories, the..."
    - EG
  • "mindy and families, so sorry for your loss."
    - tom locher
  • "His spirit flies freely with song...Blessings of comfort to..."
    - Sylvia Parks
  • "I was happy you meet my wife jacquelyn and my kids Katarina..."
    - Oscar Bugayong
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Oscar T. Bugayong Sr. born March 2, 1937 in the Philippines to Ceferino & Agripina Bugayong and passed away peacefully in Juneau Alaska on November 21, 2017.

Oscar Sr. was the oldest of the siblings- 3 boys & 3 girls in his family. He grew up in the care of his Grandmother while the rest of his family moved to Manila to join his Father, a Civil Engineer who worked there.

Oscar grew up with a beautiful voice, got into music, took voice lessons in college he was a Crooner/ singer in a band. He was the Frank Sinatra of his home town. His favorite song was Frank Sinatra's "My Way", Singing led him to travel to various different countries. In 1974 moved to America and settled in San Francisco, CA with his sister Zenny's family. He stayed with us working in Jewelry Sales. He petitioned for his children to come to America. His two sons, Chino & Bong, later followed him to America. His daughter, Maribeth, married a very nice Japanese gentleman, Kenji Tsukagoshi.
In 2011 he moved to Juneau Alaska so he could be closer to his eldest son, Chino's family. He was very proud of his granddaughter Isabella and how beautiful she dances, and his grandson Ian who would go with him & Chino to Las Vegas, NV to see the Monster Jam Finals. He talks about Ian, he is so proud of both of them; you could hear the chuckles in his voice once he talks about his grandkids, Ian & Bella. He traveled to Japan to visit Maribeth with her family, Kenji, his granddaughter Ai and his grandson Daiki. He would watch Daiki play basketball and he even flew to Japan to attend his granddaughter Ai's wedding in 2016.

He is survived by three children, six grandchildren & one great grandson. From Japan there is his daughter Maribeth, his son-in-law Kenji, his grandchildren Ai and Daiki, and his great-grandson Mahiro. From Alaska there is his eldest son Chino (Oscar), his daughter-in-law Melinda, and his grandchildren Isabella and Ian Patrick. From California there is his youngest son Bong, his daughter-in-law Jackie, and his grandchildren Catarina and Olivia. He is also survived by his sister Zenny Paguirigan. His brothers Virgil, Boy and his sisters Geny, Linda preceded him in death. He has many relatives & friends all over the world that will miss him dearly.

All we can say is that Oscar enjoyed his life to the fullest, meeting great people and seeing great places. Rest In Peace until we meet again & God Bless you.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017