Attorney Restituto Frias del Rosario, father of FILAMCCO President Ryan Rosario, died last Feb. 26 after he suffered a massive stroke. He was 92 years old.
Surviving him are his spouse Ester Velasco del Rosario, children Cynthia del Rosario-Emanuel (married to Dr. Carlos Emanuel), Susan del Rosario, Dr. Alex del Rosario (married to Victoria del Rosario) and Ryan Rosario, grandchildren Lizelle Gungab (married to Randy Gungab), Kyle del Rosario, Zachary Rosario, Rachel Rosario, Amber del Rosario and Julia Rosario and great grandchildren Isabella Gungab and Alexander Gungab.
Born on August 22,1923 in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, Philippines, Del Rosario migrated to the US on April 4, 1976. He had lived and worked in Michigan until he transferred to Nevada in August, 2002.
In his early years, Resty, as he was fondly called by his family and friends, opened a midsize grocery store, where he spent most of his time socializing with customers who were attracted by his wit, charm, magnetism and handsomeness.
He earned his law degree from Far Eastern University in Manila. In one of the school’s fraternity parties, he found the love of his life, Ester, with whom he was married for 60 blissful years.
Resty was a stern disciplinarian but this trait was tempered by his being a wonderful family man, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather.
While in the US, he and his wife saw to it that his children learn to speak the Filipino language and imbibe Filipino culture and values.
He was a man of great integrity, a man with great moral compass and a man of strong Catholic faith. He emphasized fairness, goodness, survival and the importance of higher education.
His interests included gardening, boxing, cracking jokes and cooking. He loved to make people laugh, and his smile enchanted people around him.