CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. – Dr. Esteban Marasigan, husband, father and Lolo, died Friday, June 10. He was 92.
Known affectionately to his family as Bining, and later known as Steve, he was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Tondo, Philippines. He was the son of the late Nicanor and Petra Marasigan. He grew up in Inicbulan, Batangas, with his three brothers, Eliodoro, Nemesio and Ismael, and one sister, Pilar, all of whom are now deceased.
He received his degree in medicine from the University of Santo Thomas and later did his medical residency in Peoria, Ill. When he returned to the Philippines, he took on the assignment as medical director and administrator of Brent Hospital in Zamboanga City.
He met Mary Louise Thompson in Zamboanga City, where they raised their family and were active in both the church and community. In 1998, he and Mary moved to the United States after his retirement to join their children. He enjoyed photography, playing golf and was an avid reader throughout his life. He had a great love for his family and especially delighted in the company of his grandchildren later in life.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; children, Alan, Nick, Gary, Maria, Arleen and Zandra and their spouses; and 12 grandchildren.
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