January 29, 1938 - July 3, 2020
Life and Legacy of Mauro Real Requilman
Nickname: Daddy, Mau, Tatay, Uncle, Dad
Born January 29, 1938 and passed away July 3, 2020 at the age 82 years old in Plano TX.
Mauro was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines where he grew up with his parents Serafin Requilman and Magdalena Real Requilman. He was the eldest of four children. Both parents and two brothers, Rogelio and Monico preceded him. He has one sister Corazon Requilman Queruben who resides in California.
Mauro graduated from the University of the East with a Law Degree in April 1965 and was an active member of the Kappan Fraternity. He was also very active in the YMCA/YWCA. He became Chairman of the Board of Conference Officers of the YMCA/YWCA of the Philippines, where he met Helen Capuli. On December 29, 1965 he married Helen Capuli and had their son, Rex and then migrated to the United States where they then had their daughter May.
Upon arrival in the US, he was employed at the Comptroller’s Office at the University of Chicago. He was there for four years and then left to pursue a career in the Insurance Industry becoming an Insurance Agent, A Certified Life Underwriter and Estate Planner. He belongs to the Million Dollar Club, Macaulay Club of Sun Life Assurance of Canada and named “Rookie of the Year” five consecutive years as their top producer of the Sun Life Assurance of Canada.
Mauro was very active in the Filipino American Community. He served as the President of the Kiwanis Club International, Dallas TX and Lion International. He served as consultant in creation and formulation of Constitution and ByLaws for various Filipino American Organizations. He promoted Filipinos identity, respect and dignity for all and was a strong advocate for human rights and equality for all.
He was also an active member of Cochran UMC, Cosmopolitan United Church in Chicago, Cosmopolitan United Church of Christ and Faith United Methodist Church. He served in various committees of the church where he belonged and named Father of the Year. For health reasons, he retired in 1996 and traveled the world with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen, his son Rex and his wife Karole, their two sons Ian and Jacob, his daughter May and her husband Abner Avila and their daughter Zoe, as well as his sister Corazon Requilman married to Ruben Querubin, their daughter Rubycorazon, their son Alvin, married to Angelica with two children (Keelan and Olivia) and son Sherwin and daughter Jasmine.
Mauro loved golf, Johnny Mathis, The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, fishing, hunting and camping. He won many awards for dance in high school and college. He loved to tango. As a close family friend put it, “He was always, smiling, soft-spoken, humble, sweet with a great sense of humor – and he truly loved his wife. We lost a husband, father grandfather, uncle and friend. He was loved by so many. We thank God for his life on Earth.”
Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Services will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at 1:45 pm at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220. Note: Please wear a mask, social distancing is in force. Only 10 people are allowed to the service. To view live streaming go to: https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=159432509366900
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