|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1969|
National Capital Region, Philippines
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 2005|
Alfredo Estacio (known by "Alfred" and "Freddie") was born in Manila, Philippines, on April 18, 1969. In January 1994, he emigrated from his home country to move to the United States. He settled in the Chicagoland area, where he worked as a nurse in several hospitals over the next 11 years. During that time, he specialized in working in the psychiatric units, helping many who would be considered the outcasts of society to build better and productive lives. His final full-time position was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago.
In his personal life, Alfredo was known for being an outgoing, friendly, giving person. Probably one of the things he is best-remembered for by his friends and family is that he was always looking to give of himself to other people, whether it was by helping a friend find a job or trying to bring a smile to a young person's face.
One of his co-workers tells the story that Alfred was working with a young autistic girl who had a particular tendency to focus on and talk about flowers. No matter the day or time, she would talk about how much she loved flowers. One day, Alfred's co-workers noticed that he was not around during his shift and wondered where he had gone. A few minutes later, he showed up with a HUGE sunflower that he had just run to the florist to purchase, bringing smiles and joy to that young girl.
Alfredo passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, October 13, 2005. Stunned and grieved, we, his family and friends, gathered to say goodbye to a guy who has impacted us forever. Too young to go at 36, but we were blessed to have him while we did. The largest room in the funeral home could barely contain all those who showed up for his wake, and all who were there had kind words and wonderful memories of a wonderful person.
Alfred's final rest is in two places. Part of his cremated remains were returned to his birth country for burial next to his father at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, Philippines, on Sunday, February 19, 2006, and part of his remains were interred at the Cremation Garden at Chapel Hills Gardens West near Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, February 15, 2006.
Chapel Hill Gardens West
Plot: Cremation Garden (partial cremated remains here, part buried in his home country of the Philippines)
Created by: Mike Reed
Record added: Oct 30, 2005
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