SORSOGON UNITED

When we unite, We make our life better

Fil-Am Veterinarian from Sorsogon Pays Tribute to Military on b-day bash

CHICAGO – On her 70th birthday, a Filipino-American veterinarian paid tribute to the military where three of her eight children built their careers.

“Remember our men and women in uniform who dedicated their lives for the love of their country, especially my son Alan, who died while undergoing training to pursue his dream as a U.S. Marine,” Dr. Dona Lariosa Hernandez told her guests present last June 26 at the cafeteria of St. Gregory the Great Parish at Chicago’s northside.

Dr. Dona Lariosa Hernandez (right) on her 70th birthday celebration at the cafeteria of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Chicago’s northside. JGLiPhoto


PFC Alan L. Hernandez was training with the US Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego, California in 2003 when he died.

One of her children, John, is still with the military as an Army sergeant. John has taken a couple of tour of assignments in Afghanistan.

Younger brother Herbert, who was also a U.S. Army specialist from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has left the military service to pursue a civilian vocation in Hawaii.

Dr. Hernandez also paid tribute to her clients, especially those who are still calling for her services. One of them, Ms Barbara H. Herlein, has been a client since 1975, “when we were still brunette.”

Ms Herlein is still her repeat loyal client to this day. The semi-retired Dr. Hernandez has limited her professional duties to house calls.

Empathy with pets

Dr. Hernandez said her other clients, Mr. and Mrs. Celso and Linda Aurelia, Ms. Ligaya Reyes, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arroyo, and Aida Davila “more than ever have demonstrated their strong bond with their pets.”

“They go to great lengths to shower their pets with empathy, compassion, friendship, patience,” she added.

Among the guests was Dr. Pilar Pascual Cenir, also her classmate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines. Dr. Hernandez said she has known Dr. Cenir, the wife of Filipino community leader, Boni Cenir, “for more than 50 years.”

Most of her guests were parishioners and members of the Filipino congregation of St. Gregory the Great Parish, where she is a board member. Also present were five of her eight children: Larry, Helen, George, Neil and Joseph – and her grandchildren, her brothers Joseph and Ray, relatives and friends.

Rev. Paul Wachdorf, pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish, opened the celebration with an invocation followed by a dinner, testimonials of Dr. Hernandez’s family and friends including Gina Ybardaloza and Susan Silvano, who are her fellow officers at St. Gregory.

A native of Pilar, Sorsogon, Dr. Hernandez immigrated to the US in the ’60s. She was one of the seven children of the late agriculture teacher Jose L. Lariosa of Sorsogon, Sorsogon and homemaker Consolacion G. Garra of Matnog, Sorsogon.

She opened her veterinary practice in Chicago. She has been a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association for 35 years and of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association for 34 years. — LBG/FONJ, GMANews.TV


By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

Filed under: Sorsoganon Everywhere, Sorsoganon in the LIMELIGHT!, Sorsogon Outstanding Achievers, We will make you SHINE!,

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 924 other followers

RSS OUR DAILY BREAD

  • Spiritually Exhausted?
    “Emotionally, we’ve sometimes worked a full day in one hour,” Zack Eswine writes in his book The Imperfect Pastor. Although he was referring specifically to the burdens pastors frequently carry, this is true for any of us. Weighty emotions and responsibilities can leave us physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. And all we want to do is sleep. In 1 […]

RSS DAILY INSPIRATION QUOTES

  • Inspirational Thoughts and More
    If you are looking for inspiration or you have some to share, you will find something on the Inspirational Thoughts and More page to meet your needs.

RSS DAILY VERSE

  • Proverbs 3:9-10
    Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

SHARE THIS BLOG!

Bookmark and Share

Archives

Categories

RSS BICOLTODAY.COM

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

UPCOMING EVENTS

RSS The Green Economist

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS PINOY OFW

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

FIND OUT MORE! EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF SORSOGON!!

 

Calendar

August 2019
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

eRADIO-SORSOGON

pbndzmssorsogon.blogspot.com  

RSS THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • Genghis Khan dies
    Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who forged an empire stretching from the east coast of China west to the Aral Sea, dies in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia. The great Khan, who was over 60 and in failing health, may have succumbed to injuries incurred during a fall from ...
  • Women's suffrage amendment ratified
    The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists. Its two ...

PESO EXCHANGE RATES TODAY

OFW-ONLINE SERVICES

poea.gov.ph
 

ARE YOU LOOKING for a JOB?

jobsdb.com
 
jobsdb.com
 
jobstreet.com

nrco.dole.gov.ph   poea.gov.ph         phil-job.net  

   
    sorsogonunited.wordpress.com    
sorsogonunited.wordpress.com   sorsogonunited.wordpress.com
   

Proud to be pinoy

Bicol Blog Community

SORSOGONUNITED VISITORS

  • 195,537 Hits

FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Free counters!

SORSOGONUNITED FRIENDS

del.icio.us

Top Rated

%d bloggers like this: