03/01/1949 - 02/26/2023
03/01/1949 - 02/26/2023
Gil Limpo died peacefully at home surrounded by his immediate family and loved ones in West Seattle, Washington. He passed away just a few days shy of his 74th birthday, after being diagnosed with liver cancer for over more than a year ago. Born in Bohol Province, The Philippines, he was the son of Juan Limpo and Edilberta Pajo. On his father's side, Gil had Chinese ancestry that can be traced all the way back to the Fujian province in China. Gil was adamant on retaining the Chinese heritage of his ethnicity that he made sure that his children and grandchildren attend Filipino - Chinese school so that they would not forget their Chinese lineage.
Gil got his bachelor's degree in Accounting at the University of San Carlos in Cebu , Philippines, where he met his wife Susan, married, lived and raised his family. Early on while working full time, even managed to open a bakery. Gil used to work as a salesman for Pepsi,Phils. and was even awarded as Best Salesman in the whole company, in where he developed his people skills. Gil and Susan migrated to the U.S. in December 2009 and live in Seattle, WA with their daughter Karen. Gil loved and had a passion for world history and current events. He also loved playing the guitar, was known for his sense of humor and connecting with people.
Gil continued to worked full time in Seattle until his diagnosis and failing health. He was active in the BLD Seattle church community as their guitarist and choir member. He was very much a people's person and would often greet people (friends and strangers alike) with his smile and friendliness.He had a fondness of talking to different people and learning about their daily lives /cultural background, especially about their foods and languages. Gil also loves to collect quotes to live by, his favorite being"Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts". He loved watching his TV shows and also known for his extensive baseball caps collection.
Gil leaves behind his brothers Nilo, Rosello, Noel and sisters Emma, Nieva and Delia. Also his wife of 53 years- Susan, his children John, Karen, Stephan and Joseph. He also leaves behind his daughter in law- Cecilia, Queenie and Leonida as well as his grandchildren, John Jr, Corinne, Seandale, Shayne,Kateri Ann,in-laws,cousins,nephews, nieces,friends and loved ones. One of his fervent wish and bucket list that he managed to checked off was to travel to the Holy Land (Jerusalem), Jordan and Egypt back in 2019.
Gil's anticipated funeral mass/celebration of life will be held sometime this summer of 2023. Gil's wishes is to be cremated and his final resting place will be in the Philippines.
Gil will be greatly missed by all the people who have meet and have come to know him. The family is grateful and appreciative to his co-workers, friends, caregiver Annie, the BLD Seattle Church Community, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, The Doctors and staff of Seattle Indian Health Board, Harborview Medical Center, HMC Palliative Care, University of Washington Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Center and Providence Hospice CareTeam for the compassionate care that he received.
We leave him behind with a few of our sentiments to remember him -"Gone but not forgotten" because he is forever "Stayin Alive" in our hearts. He bravely let go, cast off and let the wind of the great spirit fill his sails on his new journey. Until we meet again, Papa.
Gone for now but you will always stay in our hearts Manong Gil! No more pains and sufferings. We will miss your jokes and loud voice! Happy journey in heaven with all our relatives.
Lani Pajo Cariaso