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Celebrating Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop, 1940 – 2016

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop

Written by Myleen Sagrado Sjödin

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop passed away on October 24, 2016 in West Houston Hospital at the age of 76.

Come celebrate Erlinda’s life at her visitation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Unity Funeral Home, 7730 Boone Road, Houston, Tx  77072 from 3:00 PM  – 9:00 PM.

Erlinda’s funeral mass is on Tuesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30A.M. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 7720 Boone Road, Houston, Texas  77072.

Erlinda was born September 22, 1940 in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is the eldest daughter of Ricardo and Davida’s 10 children who include the surviving siblings Nehemias Sagrado, Raul Sagrado, Ricardo Jr. Sagrado, Yuri Sagrado, Fermina Sumbe, Naomi Maglasang and Susan Maglasang.

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop and Angelito Maghuyop

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop and Angelito Maghuyop

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop, Melvin Sagrado Maghuyop and Angelito Maghuyop

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop, Melvin Sagrado Maghuyop and Angelito Maghuyop

In 1967, Erlinda married Angelito (Dodong) Maghuyop on January 7th and they were together 49 years. In the Philippines, Erlinda worked as a school teacher and helped her large family back home.

Erlinda and Angelito wanted to establish a better life and decided to move to the U.S. in the early 1970s where Angelito worked as an accountant and Erlinda worked as a unit secretary for over 15 years at the West Houston Medical Center. They welcomed their only son, Melvin Sagrado Maghuyop, who was born on June 27, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois.

They are incredibly proud of their son’s accomplishments as a talented actor, singer and sushi pillow artist for Sushi Designs New York.  Erlinda was often seen carrying a folder of Melvin’s newspaper articles of his amazing performances of The King and I and Miss Saigon and showing this prominently to friends and family. Erlinda was also an active member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church choir for many years and loved to sing and pray to the Lord.

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop

Erlinda Virtudes Sagrado Maghuyop

Erlinda enjoyed participating in church activities and the Vismin Association where Angelito was a former president. Her son, family and friends were her entire life and she spent many weekends at family functions and parties. Her presence will be dearly missed by many.

Erlinda is survived by her loving husband and son, Angelito Maghuyop and Melvin Sagrado Maghuyop with his partner Anne Tamayo. She is preceded in death by parents Ricardo Sagrado and Davida Virtudes Sagrado and siblings, Lucita (Luluth) Chavez and Ruben Sagrado.

Erlinda’s burial is after the mass at Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.

Photos: Q & A with Mel Sagrado Maghuyop, The King in Harbor Lights’ Production of The King and I 

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