Romel Pingue Obituary

Romel Angel Pingue
Romel Angel Pingue

November 6, 1942 - July 5, 2018
Born in Philippines
Resided in San Jose, California


Romel Angel Pingue, known as Buppa to his grandchildren, Uncle Pogi (handsome in Tagalgog) to his nieces/nephews, and Brother Romel to his siblings, peacefully passed away on July 5, 2018.

Born in the Philippines, he emigrated to Guam, Marianas Island in 1952. He attended the College of Guam and University of Utah, majoring in Civil Engineering. He actively served as an US Army Officer in the Corporation of Engineers (from 1969 to 1975) and remained in reserve status until he he retired as a Major in 1989. In his civilian career, Romel retired as an Asset Manager for the US Government Division, GSA (in the Presidio & Market St locations of San Francisco) - He presented Bills to Congress for development of Federal Real Estate and Building Structures (ie. US Court Houses, Post Offices, & etc.) on the West Coast.

As the first-born of nine siblings, Romel was the Lead, the Captain, and the Navigator of the Angel-Pingue family ship. He was responsible for the welfare of his siblings. Moving forward with intelligence, dignity, and grace as well as his gentle, friendly, and unassuming nature - One would never know he was in charge of a rambunctious brood. Romel has an extended family, and countless friends too numerous to mention.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Eva. Together, they have five amazing grandchildren. Four from his eldest daughter, Catherine Anne (deceased) & son-in-law, Samuel: Catrina, Sarina, Calob, and Grant May. And one from their son, Michael Patrick, and daughter-in-law, Maria Christina: Philomena Catherine Pingue.

Viewing to be held at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Viewing schedule: Monday, July 9th from 3:00pm - 9:00pm and Tuesday July 19th from 11:00am - 9:00pm with a Vigil Service at 6:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday July 11th at 11:00am at Church of the Resurrection, 725 Cascade Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Following Mass, burial at 1:00pm will be at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, 94024. A reception will follow the burial.

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Lima & Campagna Mortuaries Sunnyvale Mortuary
1315 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA US 94087
Monday, July 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Vigil Service
Lima & Campagna Mortuaries Sunnyvale Mortuary
1315 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA US 94087
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:30 PM
Funeral Mass
Church of the Resurrection
725 Cascade Drive
Sunnyvale, CA United States 94087
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
11:00 AM
Military Honors & Burial
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
22555 Cristo Rey Drive
Los Altos, CA United States 94024
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:00 PM