[JOSEPH is shown here in this photo with a joyful gleam during his youngest son’s (i.e. JEREMY) high school graduation in 2012. JOSEPH succumbed to heart failure at around 7:00 PM last night. His remains lie in state at the Saint Peter’s Memorial Home along Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. As JOSEPH, husband of my good friend MAYET (who conveyed JOSEPH’s last wish to me) has earlier indeed wished an expeditious interment, his remains will be cremated at 9:00 PM tonight. MAYET aka Maria Theresa Lagac Yosuico is sandwiched by JEREMY to her right, and KJOE to her left.]
As was aptly said by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE…
‘Twas actually delivered by MARK ANTONY in his SPIEL;
“The evil that man do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their BONES…”,
JOSEPH could be deemed roughly as one of SHAKESPEARE’s notion’s CLONES!
I first saw him once at CHATEAUBRIAND STEAKHOUSE…
As though the joy in him was sort of a FULL HOUSE;
JOSEPH was jolly, smiling and was fun-FILLED;
Through the sumptuous buffet table, around he MILLED!
He was a PILOT who has for long been based ABROAD…
Optionally retired from PILOTRY, so that he could be with his BROAD;
He also missed his kids: JEREMY and KEVIN aka KJOE,
Re-applied as PILOT based in RP, to earn for his fam more DOUGH!
Early last week, he was so FRIENDLY…
So ULTRA-HELPFUL indeed and was so acting KINDLY;
Even offered a friend to a MEAL and to her DESTINATION,
It could indeed be some kind of ominous PREMONITION!
There may have been some SINS and PECCADILLOS…
Some spats, conflicts and ill-treatment done to mere HOBOS;
But a BIG and contrite heart must learn to FORGIVE,
For GOD indeed FORGIVES, unto HIM we all TRULY BELIEVE!
No one is indeed PERFECT, as neither is there a FAM that’s PARFAITE…
PILOT life and far-away from home, is something to HATE;
That’s perhaps the reason JOSEPH went back HOME —
And now from his own DOME, he’ll return unto GOD’s WOMB!
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO JOSEPH ALMIGHTY GOD…AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM…AS A LOVING DAD, HUBBY AND BROD….