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Rosauro L. Espejo, 64, of Huntington St, Watertown, passed away Thursday, March 22, at home surrounded by his family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown.
He was born August 30, 1953 in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines the son of Carlos and Aurea Lavitoria Espejo.
Mr. Espejo joined the army in 1983 serving until his retirement in 2003. He then became a Range Control Inspector working on Ft. Drum until his retirement in 2015.
Mr. Espejo married Magdalena Estacio on November 20 in Benquet City, Philippines. He was a founding member and first president of the Filipino-American Association of Northern NY, he loved gardening and doing car repair and home improvements, he especially loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Surviving besides his wife, Magdalena, is his mother, Aurea Espejo; four children, Chickitita and her husband Adrian Manalo, Sacramento, CA, Rosauro Espejo Jr, Tennessee, KY, Diana Espejo and her fiancé Rich Reginelli, Viet Nam, and Jay Pee Espejo, Watertown; seven siblings, Netito Espejo, Jacksonville, Fl, Sixto Espejo, Jacksonville, FL, Jack Espejo, Queens, NY, Filipina DeLeon, Queens, NY, Raul Espejo, Daly City, CA, Girlie Virgino, Queens, NY, and Ramon Espejo, Queens, NY; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and three close friends, June Plandes, Paul Solar, and Luis Boyet Luce.
A Funeral mass will be said Tuesday, March 27 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 129 Winthrop St, Watertown, with the Rev Michael Giblonski officiating. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 24, 2-7 PM, Sunday March 25, 2-7 PM, and Monday march 26, 2-7 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home, 404 Sherman St, Watertown.
Military honors will be held Monday at 4:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home.
Online Condolences may be made at www.clevelandfuneralhomeinc.com.