Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Rafael E. Catig, Sr.

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.


Rilveria Family said...

Please accept our condolences and know that we are praying for you all. Tito Raf was a man who can turn any gathering into one that’s full of laughter, and always welcomed guests like they were family. He, along with his wife and children, have loved on us as if we were their own. Thank you for the memories and extending that love our way. Rest assured that the God’s love and the promises of His Word will give your families the comfort during this time of grief. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Much love & blessings,
The Rilverias (Sydney, Australia)

JoAnn Haynes said...

Raphsody, our hearts go out to you and your family. Praying for comfort in the Lord our Savior. May He give travel mercies to everyone traveling.

Blessings to all,

Larry and JoAnn Haynes (Calvary Baptist Church)

Sissy said...

Hi Raphsody, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father insofar as the grief and heartbreak that always accompanies losing a loved one, but so happy he is at home with the Lord and out of pain. Prayers for your mom, you and your families will be ongoing. Be blessed, stay safe and prayers for travel safety and mercy for you all. Deborah Rambach (CBC Huntsville)