It is with a heavy heart that we announce to you that on Tuesday, July 8, Romeo Escarez Anselmo, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Rosemead, California. He was 70 years old. Born on March 11, 1944, Romeo is survived by his wife, Cleotilde Abella-Anselmo whom he wed in 1971. He will reunite with his parents: Macario Anselmo and Juanita Escarez; and his son, Romeo Anselmo III who passed away last year.
He leaves behind his stepmother, Nancy Nicolas-Anselmo, his children: Anabell Anselmo-Pearson, married to Brian Pearson, and their son, Marc; Bernadette Anselmo-Chavez, married to Jason Chavez, and their children, Joshua and Justin; and Romeo Anselmo, Jr., married to Marisheryl, and their daughter Sheryme Faith.
Born to a family of ten children in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, his brothers and sisters who remain to continue the Anselmo legacy are: Juliet Anselmo-Tolentino, Denia Anselmo-Lane, Nestor Anselmo, Alan Anselmo, Aimee Anselmo.
The Anselmo family, including his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his endless list of friends will celebrate his life on:
Friday, July 18, 2014, From 4 PM to 9 PM, with a Mass at 7 PM and on Saturday, July 19, 2014, also from 4 PM to 9 PM At
Funeraria Del Angel Bellflower Mortuary 10333 E. Alondra Blvd., Bellflower, Ca., 90706
In lieu of flowers, contributions to help cover the funeral costs will be greatly appreciated by the Anselmo family. For more information please contact the funeral home at (562) 867-1778.
The guest book is open for everybody to sign at funerariadelangelbellflower.com
Romeo lived, laughed and loved. His life's passions: photography, music, cars and most especially, ballroom dancing, which he shared with others as he patiently taught them the beautiful art of dance! And on the day that we send him off to God's heaven, we shall pay tribute to him as we gather to pray and celebrate and dance. This is how Romeo would want to be forever remembered!