AIDA RAVELO PECK
18 May 1939 – 12 November 2018
Arlington, VA, U.S.A.
Aida Ravelo Peck joined our Creator on November 10, 2018. Please pray for the eternal repose of her soul.
Aida was born on May 18, 1939 in the small town of General Luna, on the island of Siargao, in the Philippines. She was one of seven children of Fidel and Epifania Ravelo. She earned a diploma in nursing from the University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, in 1962. In 1965, she came to the United States on a nursing exchange program, to work and study at Temple University in Philadelphia. Work as an RN followed at hospitals in Jersey City and Brooklyn, NY, where she met her husband Malcolm through a mutual friend. For 27 years, she worked as an operating room nurse at Howard University Hospital, specializing in open heart cases, before retiring in 2001
Aida was active in many Philippine-American organizations, finding great satisfaction both in supporting worthy charities and in dressing up in beautiful Filipino gowns and dancing the night away. She remained close to her UP PGH sisters in the class of 1962, faithfully attending their annual reunions. She leaves behind Malcolm, her son John, her sister Consolacion Lopez, many cousins, and nieces and nephews across three generations.
9-DAY NOVENA PRAYER
12-17 November 2018
7:00 pm, Peck Residence
3118 First Street N
Arlington, VA 22201
VIEWING AND INTERMENT DETAILS
18 November 2018, Sunday
2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, Murphy Funeral Homes
4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
19 November 2018, Monday
10:00 a.m. Memorial Mass
St. Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA 22203.
Interment at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 will follow the mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made with checks made out to “cash,” and “Union Elementary & High School, Dapa, Surigao del Norte” noted on the memo line. A member of the family will present the donations to the school.
NOTE: “Tita Aida had actively participated in various community service programs and had supported Fil-Am community fundraising charity events in the US capital region. I had the pleasure of first meeting her when I was still with the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and she was one of those highly dedicated and active community leaders from the “ANG BISAYA” whose sweet smile and enthusiastic bright eyes would command attention. At least, I had the chance to see her sweet smile at the hospital 2 days before she finally joined our CREATOR. Heaven had gained back another angel. For sure, she and my Mama Connie have reunited in God’s Kingdom. Tita Aida, we will miss you. Rest in peace. We love you” - Grace Valera, Washington D.C.