On Friday, November 20, 2020 Leonito Fulgueras Tungohan, loving husband, father of 2 sons, and grandfather of 2 beloved girls, passed away at the age of 71 from complications related to his courageous and graceful battle with cancer. Leonito was born on June 23, 1949 in Tanay, in the province of Rizal, Philippines. An outstanding student, avid reader, and natural born leader, he earned his law degree from the University of the Philippines. Rather than pursuing a promising career path in the Philippines, he instead chose to follow his heart, a road less travelled, which took him to America, the land where he would raise a beautiful family, and ultimately call "home." This choice, and the decisions he made throughout his beautiful life, ended up making all the difference.
Leonito, "Tolits," "Lito," "Lolo Leo," lived life to the fullest and always exuded a vitality that was second to none. His constant cheerfulness, contagious laugh, compassion for others, and integrity were all hallmarks of his character. For Leonito, honesty was not the best policy, it was the only policy. He had an undying passion for music, tennis, basketball, football, reading books, Karaoke singing, drinking with friends, gardening, and enjoying life's simple pleasures, like his morning cup of coffee and newspaper.
Leonito's legacy extends beyond his positive spirit, intelligence, and talents. He lived a life of service towards others which can easily be seen through the countless family members that he successfully facilitated legal immigration from the Philippines to the United States, the coworkers he mentored throughout his career, the numerous people that he provided free legal guidance to, the random acts of kindness he reflexively gave to strangers, the constant advice he gave to friends who not surprisingly always turned to him when they needed help, or even just camaraderie. Leonito was a loving son, a faithful husband, a perfect father, a loyal friend, and most of all, an amazing human being. Life was truly wonderful while Leonito was in the world.
Leonito was preceded in death by his father, Leon, his mother, Teresa, and his brother Ding. He is survived by his wife Jinky, his 2 children, Pipo and Kris, and his granddaughters Luna and Nina.