Antonia Valdez Gatchalian, 82, active member of Filipino community

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Antonia Valdez Gatchalian

Antonia Valdez Gatchalian

Antonia “Toni” Valdez Gatchalian, 82, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away Sept. 24, 2016, in Sentara Leigh Hospital.

A native of Baguio City, Philippines, she was born on May 10, 1934.

She was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Virginia Beach, an active member of the Baguio Fil-Am of Tidewater and former president of the United Ilocano Association of Tidewater.

She is survived by her six children in Virginia Beach; her late son, Leonardo “Conrad” Gatchalian and wife Delia, and their four sons, Eugene Gatchalian and wife Agnes, Arthur Gatchalian and wife Cora, Roy Gatchalian and wife Bennie, and George Gatchalian and wife Vilma, and a daughter, Maria Rebecca Gatchalian Capuno. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Gerald, Anna, Bryan, Kris, Melissa, Robbie, Chelsea, Mark, Maria and Angelo; and her siblings, Herminia Cachero, Flordeliza, Ruperto Jr., Jose, Peping, Elizabeth and Carmelita, and numerous great-grandchildren, and relatives all over the U.S.¬†and in the Philippines.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension with Rev. Daniel Malingumu as the celebrant. The family will receive friends on the Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 and Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel with a wake service on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

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