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Great tribute to Joe

Greetings Veronica,

I just wanted to let you know what a great tribute to Joe the April VIA Times is; I read it yesterday cover to cover. It struck me that Joe would be/is very pleased. He is a fun, generous, kind, complicated, and loving (especially you) person. The smiles at the “cheering up” dinner suggest that you were enjoying sharing stories about Joe. And I particularly like that verbal image of Joe’s parking space being the fi rst cleared out after snowstorms. It speaks volumes.

I hope you have had some time to rest, mourn, and celebrate. Sounds like a Joe formula. I guess he must have infl uenced me. Be Well, Bob (Dr. Richard Boyer)


On Passing of Joe Mauricio

Veronica, on behalf the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO). Just learned of his passing with receipt of the April 2021 issue. MBDO is thankful to you and Joe for the support given to our annual Bataan Day in Maywood. Joe was a strong member of your Via Times team. Sincerely, Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. President, MBDO



Hello Veronica: There is a saying, “truth hurts”. Yes truth hurts, but the hurt is unavoidably impossible to avoid, for the truth that happened was a part of your life. Now, to say that you are now on a “SOLO” fl ight, is just a matter of expression; in reality, you may be running your life by yourself, but you are not alone in this journey. You have your crew and associates who are with you on every step you make, until you arrive at your destination safely. This destination does not mean, “Final”… No no no, it is just a small trip here and there, in the pursuit of your daily activities in relation to your job. Your crew and associates and friends may not be the replacement of your “co-pilot”, but they are there to make your fl ight as comfortable as ever. Joe being your co-pilot and partner in life, is always there, not only with you or beside you, but “within you”, all throughout the rest of your life to guide you and to guard you.

Everybody has its own chapters in life, the milestone, the ups and downs, for that is what life is. Our lives are divided into chapters, in which we have no control but to wish our lives chapters are all designed by God.

Therefore, while we are doing our daily routine, we also must connect our daily routine with God, for there is no day that we must forget God in our daily routine. May the good Lord Bless and Keep you… Danny Prado


From Knights of Columbus

Dear Veronica,

It has come to the attention of the Knights of Columbus (K of C) Chicago St Cabrini Council 182 that your beloved husband, Joseph N Mauricio, a member of the council had passed. The late Brother Joe is an Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus, a distinction given to a member who has attained the age of 70 years and who has been a member of the Order for 25 consecutive years. On behalf of our Grand Knight, Dr Henri H Tikmehdash, I wish to convey our council’s deep sympathy for your loss. I am going to forward an update on Joe’s status to our Supreme Council, with information on his next of kin. Our Supreme Council may need to get in touch with you through our Field Agent, Mr Jim Lutz (cc’d in this email).

Vero, please feel free to contact me should you have any question.

In closing, we pray: Eternal rest grant unto Joseph and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Edward Brotonel

Financial Secretary

K of C Council 182


From Indiana’s Movers & Shakers

Thank You Tita Vero Leighton and Via Times-cprtv for featuring The Philippines Cultural Community Center here in Indiana… please let Philip Smith Douglas Swain Cristina Miranda and myself Marife Cabaluna Callender know how we can help.

Marife Callender and Philip Smith

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