Rafael E. Catig, Sr. born to Francisco Catig Castle and Cristeta Escutin on June 29, 1931 in Manila, Philippines. Rafael went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 25, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Rafael fulfilled his desire to move his family from the Philippines to the United States in May of 1979.
Rafael worked as Church Custodial for many years. Spending over 15 years working for Tabernacle Baptist Church. He worked for Walt Disney World Resorts for a little over 10 years until he retired in 2010.
As a young man, Rafael had the love for boxing, baseball, and surf fishing, but the love of his life was his wife!
Rafael is survived by his wife, Dimpna Romo, of almost 58 years; 6 children, Rafael Catig, Jr., Raul Catig, Radina Haggard (Michael Haggard), Rachelle Lyons (Jonathan Lyons), Rae Farley (Thomas Farley), and Raphsody Schmidt (Albert Schmidt); 16 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; Brothers – Francisco Catig, Jr. and Eliseo Catig and Sisters – Lourdes Poblete, Salvacion Ignacio and Ruth Gilledo.
The family will be receiving friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 29, 2020, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Steve Ware, officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Chapel Hill Cemetery located at 2420 Harrell Road, Orlando FL 32817.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Heritage Preparatory Christian School, located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32808.