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Arsenio O. Arcilla Jr.

November 24, 1940 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Arsenio O. Arcilla Jr. (Jun) passed on March 19, 2021.

Born on November 24, 1940, Jun grew up in the Philippines, where he graduated from the University of the East with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. He worked in the Middle East on behalf of the United Nations before settling in New York City.

Jun worked in the private sector as a tax accountant for various corporations, including International Paper and GTE (now Verizon). He earned his MBA from New York University while working full-time. He eventually found his way to the US Department of the Treasury (IRS), working as a corporate tax auditor for 21 years until he retired in 2016. Even though he retired, his interest in tax accountancy did not diminish. As a matter of fact, he was applying to become a tax preparer for the IRS shortly before he passed.

When it came to Jun's family, his love and devotion were clearly evident to his friends. He and his wife, Consolacion (Ching) were childhood friends in the Philippines. That friendship grew and evolved, culminating in an elopement that took place in Egypt during his time with the UN. Over the course of their lives, they shared many adventures - with a penchant for cruises - and ultimately a deep love for each other. In his final years after he retired, he spent quality time with his wife before her passing in 2018. His love for her endured, as he visited her in St Joseph's Cemetery (in Hackensack) practically every Sunday.

Although Jun resided in the United States full-time, he never forgot his home, as he was a member of the Quezon City High School Alumni Association. Recognizing the value of education, he was generous in supporting nieces and nephews in furthering their own education so that they could build productive and fruitful lives.

Jun is survived by his only child and daughter, Aileen, for whom he expressed a lot of love, devotion, and pride in her accomplishments (both educationally and professionally) to anyone who would listen. He is also survived by Aileen's husband, Glenn Dennison, who only added to his pride as he gained an intelligent, resourceful, and kind son-in-law.

A private service (for only immediate family) was held on Monday, March 22. Jun was laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name, Arsenio O. Arcilla, Jr., to your local animal shelter or local chapter of the SPCA. Although he never adopted a dog, he loved their company, especially golden retrievers.

 

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