|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1923|
San Narciso, Philippines
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2010|
San Diego County
Biography of Earl Allen Eufrosino Labrador I
On the first day of the year 1923 in the little Philippine town of San Narciso, Zambales, Francisca Pantilon and Alfonso Labrador welcomed their first child Eufrosino to the world. (His siblings Esteban, Virgilio, Benedicto, Leonida, Rogelio, Fe, and Joseph followed chronologically.) Born and raised in this small village town, Eufrosino attended the local San Narciso North Central Elementary and went on to finish high school from Zambales Academy, the very same high school that the late President Ramon Magsaysay attended.
Toward the end of WWII, on August 10, 1945, Eufrosino joined the United States Navy by enlisting at Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines. Approximately five years later, after being stationed in Pensacola, Florida, he filed his naturalized name as Earl Allen. His service with the U.S. Navy took him throughout the States and around the world. He participated in the Korean Conflict and was recognized as a Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Throughout his travels while serving in the military, he would make frequent stops back to the Philippines and return home to San Narciso. On these returns, he courted a familiar San Narcisan – the beautiful and intelligent Felicidad Purificacion. Their love grew into a marriage on May 10, 1953.
Earl continued to travel between San Narciso, the United States, and the Pacific incidental to his job. During this time, Earl and Felicidad (Fely) took the opportunity to raise a family. Their first child, Earl Allen II, was born in 1955. Felicidad Bernadette followed in 1957. Continuing the two-year trend, Lee Anthony was born in 1959. Earl continued to serve abroad while Felicidad raised the children in the Philippines. In 1963, George Francis was born. By February of 1965, Earl retired from the Navy and was afforded full time to raise his family and welcome Vera Ellen in May.
Whilst enjoying the retired life, Earl decided to further his education. He enrolled at Magsaysay Memorial College, a private Catholic school in San Narciso. There he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (BSE Ed). During the same timeframe, Earl and Fely fostered a little girl named Gemma, whom they eventually adopted, making her the sixth child of the family.
As Earl's children grew older, they moved out of the Philippines to the United States. Four of them followed his footsteps in fulfilling the noble duty of serving the country by joining the military. By the turn of the 1980s, all his children except Gemma were residing in the U.S. It was during this time that his first grandchild was born. Many more grandchildren came along throughout the years totalling at eighteen – fifteen in the U.S. and three back in the Philippines.
With his family expanding the corners of the United States, Earl and Fely were able to move around the country spending time with their children and raising their grandchildren. They resided in California, Alabama, Virginia, and the Philippines with their grandchildren. When the travelling finally caught up with him at the turn of the millennium, Earl and Fely settled at their daughter Vera's family home in Fallbrook, California.
In February 2007, Earl lost his best friend and life-partner Fely, just a couple weeks before her birthday. With determination, optimism, and expediency, Earl stayed strong and kind-hearted. He continued to respect the lives of others through his humour and pragmatism. He was constantly surrounded by family members until his passing on Monday night on the thirteenth of September 2010. Uncomplicated and practical, never desiring to impose on anyone, Eufrosino "Earl Allen" Labrador left this world quietly on an ordinary, serene September night.
Arrangements under the direction of Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory, Oceanside, California.
Eternal Hills Memorial Park
San Diego County
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Mar 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87411143