OLEAN - Adelita T. Pascual passed away Wednesday (April 24, 2013) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Olean, surrounded by her loving family.
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Adelita was born July 12, 1946, in the Philippines and was a daughter of Pablo and Concha Sanchez Tecson. On Nov. 7, 1982, in the Philippines, she married her husband of almost 31 years, Reynaldo Pascual, who survives.
Adelita received her bachelor's degree from Manila Central University in Manila, Philippines, in 1968. She worked at St. Francis Hospital from 1972 to 1982.
In 1982, Adelita returned to Philippines until 1987. Upon returning to Olean, she started working at the Olean General Hospital, where she remained for the next 25 years as a medical technologist. She always said that she loved her job.
Adelita was a member of the St. Mary of Angels Church, where she and her husband volunteered for their annual spring festival, where they were known for their Filipino food. Adelita and her husband, Ray, were known for their hospitality in welcoming new Filipino families coming to the area. She was a civic-minded person who was known as always giving to others and sending things back to the Philippines.
In addition to her loving husband, Adelita is survived by one brother, Pablo (Naty) Tecson II of the Philippines; one sister, Leticia (Felix) Santos of the Philippines; and several nieces and nephews. She was a most loving godmother to Nicolas Ilustre.
Adelita was predeceased by three brothers, Pablo Tecson I, Renato Tecson and Mariano Tecson Sr.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 27, 2013) in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory J. Dobson will celebrate.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary of the Angels Church, 202 S. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2013