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Jose Cleope Bautista Obituary
The family of Jose “Dodong “ Cleope Bautista announces his peaceful and quiet departure on Sunday, January 28, 2018. His mission here on earth is over so Dodong as he is fondly called by family and friends decided to depart quietly. He didn’t want to call attention to his departure so he decided it would be best to depart without letting everyone know. He waited until everyone was deep asleep after making them believe that he was breathing normally then at 1AM on Sunday, he departed while at the ICU at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Dodong could no longer wait even to celebrate his youngest grandchild’s birthday 5 days short of his passing. He was very eager to be with His Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ and to be reunited with his sweetheart, Nancy who preceded him two months ago.
Dodong was born on August 27, 1934 in Batan, Aklan to the late Emilio Bautista and Placida Cleope. He was the 5th child in the brood of 9 and grew up enjoying and learning life in the farm and sea. He took up Bachelor of Science in Maritime but his being open to possibilities and opportunities led him to hold different kinds of jobs at a young age exposing him to the challenges of life while honing a variety of skills from farming to carpentry and automobile repair to cooking. He abandoned his goal of seafaring -when he fell in love at first sight with his wife of 58 years, Dulzura “Nancy” Chavez-Misola. He married his first love, Nancy in 1960 and together, they had 6 children. His training and exposure to a variety of opportunities that sharpened his skills at different crafts landed him the title “jack-of-all trades and master of them all.” Dodong will always be remembered as the most versatile and skillful man in the family. He had an extraordinary ability to fix anything that seemed irreparable and he could shift from being a carpenter to a mechanic; a farmer to being a cook for his family.
Despite being an undergraduate, Dodong was given a supervisory position at Nestle Philippines. He worked with Nestle for 25 years until his retirement in 1994. He was well-loved by his employer and superiors. Most of all, his employees because of his unique style of showing a fair and kind treatment to all.
In 2002, he moved here in the US with most of his family. He was a true blue Democrat. He was always ready to defend the Dems and has staunch followers in the family (so be very careful with what you say in front of him while viewing his body. Make sure you say nothing against the Dems). Dodong will be sweetly remembered as the strong tower of the family they can always look up and run to for anything. He was the most loving, caring, giving, kind, generous, selfless and protective father to his children and grandchildren.
Dodong is survived by his children: daughter Joy and son-in-law, Eddie; daughter Jendra and son-in-law, Jaime; son Joel and daughter-in-law, Karla; son Jonathan and daughter-in-law, Sheree; son Jeovani and daughter-in-law, Jingle and daughter Johanna and son-in-law, Jaybee. Grandchildren: Charmaigne & Antonio, Charisse & Jonah, Camille, Jhonimie, Jhanyn, Jon Krenz, Joni Kaye, Jose Carlos, Maria Domique, Juan Gabriel, Arthur Joseph, Jaden Joseph and Jai-Marie. Siblings: Aurora Balguma and Estrelita Prado.
The Bautista family will receive friends and relatives for viewing on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 3:00-6:00PM and a celebration of his life will start at 6:00PM at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22315. Cremation will follow on Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00 in the morning.


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Friday

2

Feb

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

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Friday

2

Feb

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

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