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Eddie . Oloriz

December 29, 1951 - August 24, 2013
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Eddie Oloriz, 61, went to be with the Lord, his Savior, on August 24, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Manila, Philippines to Jose Antonio Mondragon-Oloriz (who passed before him) and Carmen Oloriz. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and worked as an educator before his retirement due to his illness. He survived by his wife of 18 years, Ma. Jocelyn; mother, Carmen Oloriz; siblings, Jose Maria Oloriz (Teresa Larios), Mariza Authier (Ted Authier), and sister, Carmen A. Oloriz. The family will be receiving family and friends at Palm South Jones, 1600 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. 89146, on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM for viewing, with funeral services to follow. He will be laid to rest at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV. on... As a young boy in the Philippines, he went to school in San Beda College, where he finished 6th grade, before he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1966. As exciting as it was for him to be looking forward to his first plane ride, it was difficult for him to leave many of his friends and cousins. As a young teenager in Canada he enjoyed how to ice skate and learn the game of hockey, specially with his best friend Ed Morin. The Morin Clan enjoyed Eddie's jovial and loveable character. The one thing that stood out with Ed and his sisters in Fort Saskatchewan, the small town they lived in, was the contrast between the tropical weather in Manila, and...
Eddie Oloriz, 61, went to be with the Lord, his Savior, on August 24, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Manila, Philippines to Jose Antonio Mondragon-Oloriz (who passed before him) and Carmen Oloriz. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and worked as an educator before his retirement due to his illness. He survived by his wife of 18 years, Ma. Jocelyn; mother, Carmen Oloriz; siblings, Jose Maria Oloriz (Teresa Larios), Mariza Authier (Ted Authier), and sister, Carmen A. Oloriz. The family will be receiving family and friends at Palm South Jones, 1600 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. 89146, on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM for viewing, with funeral services to follow. He will be laid to rest at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV. on...
As a young boy in the Philippines, he went to school in San Beda College, where he finished 6th grade, before he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1966. As exciting as it was for him to be looking forward to his first plane ride, it was difficult for him to leave many of his friends and cousins. As a young teenager in Canada he enjoyed how to ice skate and learn the game of hockey, specially with his best friend Ed Morin. The Morin Clan enjoyed Eddie's jovial and loveable character. The one thing that stood out with Ed and his sisters in Fort Saskatchewan, the small town they lived in, was the contrast between the tropical weather in Manila, and the cold and snow in Canada. Due to the extreme coldness, the family made a decision to move to the United States.
The family settled with friends they knew from the Philippines in the Lakewood and Long Beach area. The youngest three siblings attended Lakewood High School. As a senior, Ed entered a "Battle of the Drums" competition, where he came in first place. The family was very proud of his musical talent. This gave him the opportunity to join the professional band named "The Classics Four". Along with his drumming ability he also had a good voice where he sang professionally with the "Pete Oden Band" in Oregon. He also performed professionally with David Frizzell and Shelly West. With Ed's natural rhythm, he enjoyed dancing with his sister, Carmen, who also has a passion for dancing. In his later years, he enjoyed karaoke, which led him to want to sing with his church group, Lord of Glory International Church (LOGIC). His enthusiasm and motivation led him to play many roles. He became a musical director, where he did choir singing, harmonizing, playing the drums, singing solo, singing duets, especially enjoying singing duet with his wife, Josie. Lastly he was honored by being asked by his pastor, Sister Leonila, to lead with his spirited testimonials.
This church he loved to fellowship with is in Las Vegas Nevada. This is also the place where he met his wife, Josie, in May 1994, and married her a year after. During his 18 year marriage, he was a good husband, a good provider, and protector. Josie's good cooking led to Eddie's wanting to learn how to cook as well. Josie's annoyance by Ed's continual following her around the kitchen while she cooked, was all forgotten once Ed's favorite dish was served. They also enjoyed shopping and going to church together. Josie's endless energy and patience this last few years, despite Ed's illness, has brought them closer together.
Ed's loveable and jovial character has touched many lives. His joking manner and infectious laughter brought out the best in others. It's unmistakable, how he made many of his family and friends feel comfortable and connected with him. He will be greatly missed by all, but also realizing, his spirit will be remembered by each and everyone of us. Thank you, Ed, for all the wonderful memories.

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"Honey it's your first year death anniversary, I miss you a lot, I always love you. Your wife, Josie" Ma Jocelyn J. Oloriz (Las Vegas, NV)

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