Retired U.S. Navy Yeoman 1st Class Felixberto Tan Veranga Jr. passed peacefully the morning of Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at his home in the manner by which he desired — in the company of his family. He was born Aug. 10, 1943, to Felisberto Veranga and Maria Tan Veranga in Atimonan, Quezon, Philippines. He attended University of Manila earning an Associate Degree in Business before joining the U.S. Navy.
On May 21, 1969, he married Nenita, a teacher from General Luna. Together, on Aug. 15, 1973, and July 30, 1975, they welcomed their daughters, B. and Gem, having all three ladies as the light of his life.
Serving his country honorably for 22 years in the U.S. Navy, he worked hard, enlisting as a steward and retiring as a yeoman 1st class. Through this sacrifice, he was able to see the fruits of his labor. The generations of his family and extended family will forever be grateful for his dedication and selflessness in providing for them hope and better opportunities.
He was a humble man who served God, his family, and his community. Active in various ministries in church, he shared the blessing of our Catholic faith to his children and grandchildren. A loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was joyfully involved in providing and caring for them, being present at all milestones and events. He shared his talents for many years as an emcee and host for the Filipino Senior Citizen Group of Tidewater, as well as various Filipino organizations. In addition, he shared his talent of singing as a member of the San Lorenzo de Manila Choir.
Throughout his life, he loved to travel around the world starting with his Navy career. His faith led him to travel for vacations and was given the blessing of strength to journey on pilgrimages with his loving wife by his side.
At the age of 76, he spent his final year battling liver cancer. Unwilling to let his condition get the better of him, he persevered to live his life through his family and through God. We continually pray for his eternal rest.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of 50 years, Nenita Duenas Veranga of Lobo, Batangas, Philippines; two daughters, Bernette V. Alegre, and her husband, Frederick Alegre, and Regimarie V. Bathan, and her husband, Paul Adonis Bathan; seven grandchildren, Releina (17), Rowan (17), Sabrine (15), Bruce (15), Troy (13), Giselle (13) and Brandon (8); and two older brothers, Victor T. Veranga and Sofio T. Veranga, and their families. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Family and friends are invited to share their memories and offer condolences during visitation from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, and from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel at Colonial Grove Memorial Park in the Landstown area of Virginia Beach. A wake service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Lynnhaven Parkway. Interment with military honors will immediately follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
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