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Virgilio Sanico

April 15, 1954 — January 26, 2021

On January 26, 2021, Virgilio Agapay Sanico came face-to-face with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ who he loved and cherished. 2 Corinthians 5:8
Virgilio “Virgil” was born April 15, 1954 in Baybay, Leyte Philippines to Bienvenido Sanico and Saturnina Agapay. From a young age, it was apparent that he had a God-given talent
with drawing, and he loved to share this talent by drawing people and scenes for friends and family. This talent continued with his job at Burbank Animation in the Philippines.
Upon arriving in the U.S. (California) he continued in animation. In 2003 he married the love of his life, Eleanor Gonzales, and settled in Arizona. After a few years, his final move
was to Florida where he retired from animation. Not one to ever sit idly, he started custodial work at the local elementary school where all the children loved to see his smiling
face each day.
Whether the Philippines, California, Arizona or Florida; Virgil always made it a priority to immediately join with fellow Christians in a local fellowship. He not only joined, but was quick to serve in any capacity…VBS, Deacon, Greeter, Driver for the handicapped, teaching Bible Studies, Church maintenance, acting in church plays, etc. Virgil lived to serve, not be served!
Virgil was predeceased by both parents and survived by siblings Donald A. George, Rodolfo Pacle, Raulito Pacle, Virginia Okano, Violeta Suzuki and his loving wife, Eleanor G. Sanico.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a mission that was close to Virgil’s heart. Hope Ministry International (a non-profit organization that is aimed at helping churches
in the Philippines). Zelle: Bank of America; Hope Ministry International; or check payable to: Hope Ministry International; 3002 W. Villa Maria Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85053
Memorial Service will be February 7, 2020 (4:00pm) at Virgil & Eleanor’s home church, Ocean Park Baptist; 402 16th Av South; Jacksonville Beach, FL. 32250; Pastor Chris Partyka
In an effort to love our neighbors during COVID, Ocean Park will be limiting the number of those who will be able to attend to 100 people and mandating masks at all times. Please
RSVP to or 904.249.5457 (Service will be live-streamed at the church website

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