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“Hello Rina and Father Rodel. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to the Balagtas family. I am sorry I couldn't come to the funeral...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Gladys Sapaden - Los Angeles, CA

“Father Rodel, When you loose someone you love you gain an angel you know... Please accept our sincere sympathy to you and your family. God bless,...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Felix & Myrna Panganiban - CA

“To the Balagtas family, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. His presence will be missed and the loss you'll be feeling for a while. But know that...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Yul Valencia Gin - Foster City, CA

“Balagtas family, At times like these, its sometimes hard to find words to say, but know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sincere...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Mariela Morales - Los Angeles, CA

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you Mac and to the rest of the family. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Gorra - CA

“Rina,Alvin, and Ann, I was saddened to learn of your Dad's passing Rina. You and your family took very good care of your Dad during the entire time...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Gabrielle Lundy - Cincinnati, OH

“dearest family, God bless you all. What a wonderful father. He wanted a lot of kids because he wanted the love to go around. The fruit is in the...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: mary and james

“We are thinking of you during this difficult time. You are in our hearts and prayers. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff & Leah Acedillo - San Ramon, CA

“Our deepest sympathy to Balagtas family. May our Lord Jesus Christ give you all strength to carry on... ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Gilbert and Nida Goyena - CA

“Fr. Rodel, Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of great sorrow. May the Lord grant you peace and fortitude as you mourn...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Guadalupe Coronado - La Puente, CA

“Pls accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Mae Perez - Millbrae, CA

“Fr Rodel and family, We send you our deepest condolences and prayers for your father Ruben. May the Lord grant Him eternal peace and happiness in...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Deacon Vic Tiambeng - CA

“To Fr Rodel Balagtas and Roscel Cayabyab, We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. For...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Mely & Frido Pasion - Los Angeles, CA

“My deepest condolences to the Balagtas Family with lots of love and respect. I will always hold his memory in my heart. Thank you for all the support...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Olga Figueroa - Los Angeles, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers for Ruben. Eternal life grant unto him O Lord And let perpetual light shines upon him. Our depest condolence to the family. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Addie and Moises Hernandez - CA

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Randy and family. May the soul of your father Ruben rest in eternal peace. from Sancho and May Sy ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Sancho Sy - Chatsworth, CA

“Our deepest condolences to the Balagtas Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love, de Mesa-Ly family ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: de Mesa- Ly Family - CA

“Our deepest condolences. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the love of God embrace you...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Maria Martinez & Family - CA

“My deepest condolence to Fr. Rodel and his family. May Ruben rest in eternal peace! And May the God of consolation be with the bereaved family during...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Fr. Moises Apolinar, Jr. - CA

“I will miss your smile....pray for all us in heaven.... ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Louie Campbell - San Dimas, CA

“My prayers, thoughts, and love are with you all at this moment in time. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Susan V. Alcantara - Los Angeles, CA

“My deepest condolences. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. God's angels are watching over you. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Rina dela Resma - Folsom, CA

“i am going to miss your kindness and warmness and your loving care and understanding to all of us ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Rodolfo A. Balagtas Jr. - CA

“You were the cup that fill my life , with loving care! ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Rina Bentajado - Santa Barbara, CA

25 of 27 | Posted by: arvi coro - los angeles, CA

“Fr. Rodel, nakikiramay po kami sa pagyao ng inyong minamahal na ama. Alam namin po ang inyong pag-aruga sa kanya kahit napakarami ng inyong pastoral...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Prosy Delacruz - Los Angeles, CA

“Dad, Helping care for you the last two years has brought me closer to you and has made me a appreciate all the sacrifices you have made for us. ...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Randy and Joy Balagtas - Eastvale, CA

May 2, 1932 - January 5, 2013

Our beloved, father and grandfather, Ruben Balagtas Sr. passed away peacefully at our family home in Baldwin Park on January 5, 2013. He was Eighty years old and survived by his eight children and ten grandchildren.

Our father was born in the Tarlac, Philippines and was one of 7 children to Arcadio and Catalina Balagtas. At age 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served both the Korean and Vietnam War and dedicated over 20 years of service.

Our father was a simple man....A man of few words. But he was hardworking, strong, loving, and gentle. He loved his family and was deeply devoted to our mother and and his children. Eternal Rest grant to our father, Ruben, O Lord. May the angels lead you into paradise! Rest in peace.

Please join us in celebrating Ruben's life at any of memorial services. Flowers can be sent to Queen of Heaven Mortuary beginning Thursday, January 10, 2013. Monetary donations can be made to Fr. Rodel Balagtas and sent to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. On behalf of the Balagtas family, we humbly thank you for all your words of sympathy, prayers and support. GOD BLESS.