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Urbano Quijance

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Urbano QUIJANCE 95, born in the Philippines on January 16, 1916. Died peacefully at home in Seattle on January 22, 2011 with his sweetheart Fannie Sumaong with him. Preceded in death by his wife Aurelia in 1997, Urbano survived by his 9 children (Rudy & wife "Nanette" Virginia, Millie & deceased husband Larry Rollolazo, Robert & Robin, Arvel & wife Martha, Norma & husband Sal Milluzzo, Linda & Shane Simmons, Edna & husband Jerry Tiedeman, Jimmy & wife Laura, and George), 20 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Urbano served his country with gallantry, distinction and honor. He was a brave defender of Bataan in WWII, captured and a POW, he was forced to walk the infamous Bataan Death March. Retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Major, after more than 20 years of distinguish service, he served his country for 20 more years as Administrative Supervisor (GS-10) for the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Lawton, Washington. Major Quijance is a lifetime member of VFW 6599, the Philippine Historical Society (PHS) and the Bataan Death March Survivor & Their Families serving as its commander and advisor for many years. He dedicated his retirement years and energy to the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) serving as President and Adviser for countless years. He led the unprecedented effort by the FCS to document the rich history of the Filipino Community in the Seattle area through 3 published PAMANA books. His great spirit, warm smile and most of all his unconditional love to his family will be missedforever. Viewing, Thursday, January 27th from 10AM to 7PM, followed by an evening vigil at 7PM, both at Bonney Watson Funeral Home - 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Funeral Mass, 10:00AM, Friday, January 28, 2011 at St. Edwards Parish - 4205 S. Orcas Street, Seattle. Followed by Christian burial at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bonney Watson Funeral Home.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2011
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