Friday, October 31, 2008

Bro Emil Robles Jr Drops Working Tools: 28 Oct 2008

Bro Emil on the left, with Bro Caloy at The Philippine Heritage House at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. (Photo courtesy of Bro Caloy Buzon).

Update: Fraternal Remider

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren of San Diego County,

There will be a Masonic Funeral Service for Bro. Emil Gomez Robles at South West Lodge #283 1140 "B" Avenue National City tomorrow, Monday, 03 November 2008 at 6 PM.

The casket will be laid in the Lodge room by 4 PM.

This is the time to extend our Cable Tow by paying our last respect to our departed Brother.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Rudy Duero, WM

SWL #283 National City, CA


Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:48:54 PM

San Diego Ca. Brothers,

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

Brother Emil Robles Jr, member of South West Lodge #283 National City, CA. drop his working tools yesterday. Please join me pray that he may rest in peace.

Masonic service will be held in South West Lodge #283 F & AM National City CA. at 6 PM. The casket will be taken to South West Lodge at 4PM and the Masonic service starts at 6 PM.

Now is the time to exercise our duty as Master Mason to pay our last respect to our departed brother.

S & F
Bro Rudy Duero, WM
South West Lodge #283 F & AM GLC
National City, CA.
Milton C.. Marvin Lodge #123
Hagatna, Guam


To All,

The Funeral Service will be on November 3, 2008, Monday at 6:00 PM.

Larry De Vera
Senior Warden


Pinoy Masons Worldwide pray and commiserate with the family, friends and brothers of our late Bro Emil Robles Jr. May he rest in peace!


Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

Just for your information, the Filipino American Military Offices Association (FAMOS) will be represented on Nov 3 for Bro Emil Robles.

Most, including retired members will show up in military uniforms to pay him final respects, Emil being an active FAMOS member. Some are not Masons, but will be there as Bro Emil's shipmates. I also expect to see substantial representation from the Lions Club as Bro Emil is also an active Lion.

Philippine Heritage House at Balboa Park (Photo courtsey of Bro Caloy Buzon)

I met Emil in the early 80's when he was a USN Master Chief. On and off, we managed to stay in touch through the years. He was commissioned and retired as CWO4. A civic leader, he remained active in the Filipino community, supporting many Filipino events, especially the Philippine Heritage House in Balboa Park. Although soft spoken, his presence will always be felt.

A man of few words, Bro Emil always spoke with substance and was a proud Mason.He has been stricken with illness in the last several years, losing much of the Schwarzenegger built he always had. However, when I saw him last month, he looked the usual health I knew of him; well built, muscular and full of energy. That's why I was stunned to hear that he dropped his working tools to continue his afterlife journey.

Attached is a photo with Bro Emil, and the Philippine House in Balboa Park, San Diego.

Let's offer our prayers for his travel to join The GAOTU, and for the strength
of those he left behind.


Bro Caloy
BB #17
Coronado #441
Carlos D. Buzon, II


Anonymous said...

To the family of our late Brother Emil Robles Jr.,

In behalf of Lodge The Star of Australia 200 we would like extend our deepest condolences, we pray to the most high will give you comfort and strength to overcome the lost our late Bro Emil. May the Great Architect of the Universe bless you all.

Fraternally Yours,

WB Ardel Cruz
Lodge The Star of Australia 200

FilMasons NSW said...

A Masonic service was conducted tonight for Bro Emil Robles of Southwest Lodge #283, National City CA. Funeral master is Bro Chico "the Bandido" Alvarez. It was well attended by the members of SWL #283 and also from the brethren from different lodges in the area.

To the members of the group who attended, thank you for your presence...

"It is not how long you live that counts but it is how you enjoy your life!!!

William Rabara "bradpans" Francia
Pinatubo Lodge #52, San Narciso, Zambales
South West lodge #283, National City, CA
Hometown: Sto Nino San Felipe, Zambales
Current location: San Diego, CA

FilMasons NSW said...

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

I would like to express my gratitude to all who extend their Cabletow and attended the Masonic Funeral Service Officiated by WB Chico (Checkitout) Alvarez. It was well attended by the Southwest Lodge Brethren and other Lodges in San Diego area. Thank you all my Brothers.

S & F
Bro Rudy Duero, WM
SWL #283
National City