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Ester Sanchez Orbeta

September 18, 1932 - July 6, 2011

Ester Sanchez Orbeta, age 79, peacefully passed away during her noontime nap at Earlwood Senior Care Center of Torrance, California on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The cause of her death was due to complications of diabetes. She was born on September 18, 1932, in Naval, Biliran, Philippines and was a resident there before …read more

Ester Sanchez Orbeta, age 79, peacefully passed away during her noontime nap at Earlwood Senior Care Center of Torrance, California on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The cause of her death was due to complications of diabetes. She was born on September 18, 1932, in Naval, Biliran, Philippines and was a resident there before settling in Torrance, California in May, 2007. She worked in the Philippines at the Naval General Hospital where she retired. Ester was a proud member of The Celebrants, an association of retirees and a long time devotee of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Ester was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Orlando Orbeta. Among her survivors are her daughter, Cynthia and son-in-law, Gedeon Villaflor, their children, Gerard and wife Evelyn, Gabe and wife, Cheryl, daughter Grizelda Carmela; Ester’s son, Joel and his daughter Faith Margaret and husband Jo-Jo and son, Jogriflet; great-grandchildren Shanna, Isa, Jay-Jay, Pia, Stevie and Freya. She is also curvived by a sister, Norma Sanchez vda. de Jamero. Services will be at at 12:00 p.m. July 23, 2011 at the A. M. Gamby Funeral Home, 25001 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717 followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service. Refreshments will be served at the same venue following the service. Ester’s mortal remains will be brought to the City of Naval, Biliran, Philippines where she will be laid to her final resting place beside her husband and other deceased family members.

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