Obituary of Segundo Callano Abrea, Sr.
Callano Abrea, Sr., age 83, of Joliet, and formerly of Minooka, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the emergency room of Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet.
Abrea and Margarita Callano. He received his degree in Marine Engineering while he worked in inter-island vessels starting as ship apprentice and sometimes utility boy at his shipping agency. He worked upwards to becoming Chief Engineer in the cargo shipping industry for many years until his retirement. He preferred to work in the engine rooms even when he already had higher position. His work ethic gained him admiration so that he was preferred by many ship captains over younger engineers.
any family members, both related by affinity and consanguinity, and he always provided opportunities to those who needed him. He read a lot of books and loved discussions on politics and history. He was a master at scrabble and a whiz at math. He loved the thrill of a good basketball game, but was also fond of the quiet of Solitaire. He was a tough father who was a stickler for discipline, but very soft when it came to his grandchildren. When not working on his garden, he would be busy picking up a grandchild at school. He was a respected officer of both the local school’s Parents-Teachers’Association and the community’s Senior Citizens’ association.
Ampo) Abrea; the loving and devoted father of his five children, Fay (Rommel) Alontaga of Crest Hill, IL, Myla (Alberto) Roslinda of Talisay, Cebu, Philippines, Alvin (Edisa) Abrea of Mambaling, Cebu, Philippines, Yumi (Leomer) Magalang of Joliet, IL, and Segundo Bre (Sheerene) Abrea, Jr. of Bulacao, Cebu, Philippines; 15 adoring grandchildren; one brother, Leonardo Abrea; one sister, Susana More; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Urbano in childhood.
Segundo C. Abrea, Sr. to be celebrated at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Cremation rites have been accorded and entombment will be in the Philippines at a later date.
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