Gervasio Arcelo, 85 years old a resident of Colts Neck, NJ, joined our creator on October 26 surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in the Philippines. He went to school in Cebu at University of Visayas and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Marine Engineering. In fact, he was a board top notcher who placed number 1 in the entire Philippines when he took his licensure examination.
Gervasio was also a former Quality Control Supervisor at San Miguel Corporation, Inc. where he spent 40 years in his career until retirement at the age of 65. He has established his own business in the Philippines named Pemabelt Industrial Corporation (PICOR), a subcontracting agency of San Miguel Corporation. He was also a business entrepreneur who established a convenient store in Cebu, Philippines.
He was a devout Catholic, who has been doing pilgrimage at Padre Pio Shrine in Barto Pennsylvania for 3 years. In fact, his last visit to the shrine was just last September of this year. He loved to play tennis, playing the piano and singing most especially karaoke. He loved to be with his grandchildren and just have fun with them, including video chatting with those in the Philippines.
Gervasio was predeceased by his loving wife Francisca Macasero. They have been married for 48 years before Francisca joined the creator.
Gervasio is survived by his children Nerissa, Concepcion, Ferdinand, Carmelita and her husband Dr. Jack Smith, and Rosario. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Viewing will take place on October 28, 2019 at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial October 29 at St. Mary's RC Church, One Phalanx Road, Colts Neck at 9:00 am. Cremation will be private.