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08 March 2009

EPITAPH : Vicente Samaniego (1930-2009)

MY BROTHER Royce's beeping text message from Manila woke me up yesterday morning and told me about it. Rushing to my PC, I saw Raphael's e-mail: "Tito Paul, Lolo Vic just passed away, around 2am in the Philippines."

Mr. Vicente Samaniego, staunch servant of Bahá'u'lláh, well-loved member of the Asian Bahá'í community, gentle spiritual beacon to my family, and doting father-in-law of my brother Allan, has moved on to the next world after a swift but painful illness. He is now in the company of those he had ever loved in his shining life here on earth.

What a bounty for me to have been touched by you, Tito Vic. I will always remember you and your rich life of service!

6 INTERACTIONS:

Tony said...

Where there is light, one can easily see things, understand, and move around. Yes, Paul, Mr. Vic Samaniego is one such light, shining in all the worlds of God.

Did you know that your brother Lex is one of your blog fans? He claims that you learned your stuff from him...

Kiki said...

Paul, I was so touched by your tribute to someone very special to you and to the Asian Baha'i Community. I will offer a prayer for him this evening when I break my fast. Warm regards, Kiyoko

Paul Ancheta said...

Thanks, Kiyoko. I hope you are doing well! I've been told that the funeral service was calm and peaceful, the way Tito Vic would have wanted it.

Paul Ancheta said...

Tony, Andrea wrote me about Tito Vic's final words to her (and to you as well?): "Love and harmony is all that matters. Knowledge and experience can certainly help, but it only means so much. What really matters is we all strive to work on love and harmony."

So glad you got to spoke to him on those days.

And yes, I learned a lot from Kuya Lex :)

antoniolynnm said...

Heartfelt condolences to all.

Paul Ancheta said...

Thanks, Lynn.

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