Federico C. Ilang-Ilang, Sr., 88, was born on August 11, 1926, in Cavite, Philippines and passed away in Midland, Texas, on August 18, 2014. Fred was born on August 11, 1926, to his parents Leon Ilang-Ilang, and Ana Cervantes. He married his beloved wife Zenaida P. Ilang-Ilang, as to which they were married for forty-nine years. He was a World War II veteran and he then worked for the Philippine Constabulary for thirty years. After moving to the United States he continued to work as an electrical assembler in Los Angeles, California, for seventeen years. Fred enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching current events, playing chess, mah jong, and watching sports. After he retired he traveled to different parts of the country to visit his family in the United States as well as in the Philippines. Fred is preceded in death by his loving wife, Zenaida P. Ilang-Ilang. Fred is survived by his children, Federico P. Ilang-Ilang, Jr., Virgil P. Ilang-Ilang, and wife Marideth, Ernest P. Ilang-Ilang, Rafael P. Ilang-Ilang, Adalia Newell and husband Mark; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and various friends and family. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with Monsignor Larry Droll officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Aug. 21, 2014