Enrique E. Pabellon was born in Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines on July 15, 1941, and passed away at the age of 78 in Chicago, IL on May 2, 2020, due to complications of Covid-19.
Enrique is the beloved only son of the late Bernardo and late Concepcion (Etcubanas) Pabellon. He graduated from Quezon Provincial High School in Lucena City and earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Feati University in Manila. As the first state-licensed Mechanical Engineer in Pagbilao, he worked at a coconut manufacturing plantation while simultaneously helping his mother run their family business. He also earned a reputation as a dedicated and thoughtful leader in numerous sports and social organizations throughout the community.
Enrique immigrated to the United States in 1968 and established residencies in Chicago, where he raised his family and worked in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years, and in Galena, where he spent the majority of his retirement.
Enrique was a devoted husband for over 50 years to his wife, Ofelia (Catalla), and trusted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his eldest son, Phil, his wife, GeeGee (De los Reyes), and their children Maddox and Addison; daughter, Cheryl (Soco), her husband, Jon, and their children Nathan and Sam; youngest son, Dave, his wife, Meaghan (Burritt) and their children Eva and Clayton. He is also survived by his only sister Lucrecia (Obmaces), her husband, Avelino, and their children Bernadette, Robert, and Charles; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and extended family.
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