HANGING ART – Raven Shaw hangs up art at her booth for the Sitka Artisans Market this afternoon at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Her business, Raven's Random, sells original art stickers and prints. The market opens tonight and runs through Sunday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Scheduled Nov. 30 For Magdalena J. Sapinoro

Magdalena J. Sapinoro

Services for Magdalena Julian Sapinoro will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday,  Nov. 30 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.
A viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Prewitt’s Funeral Home.
Following interment Saturday, a reception will be held at the church’s Corrigan Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.
Magdalena Julian Sapinoro was born on June 8, 1931, to Diego Julian and Honoria Asencio in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She passed from this life on Nov. 21, 2019, at home with her family in Austin, Texas.  She was 88.
She was the youngest and last surviving of her eleven siblings, who were all raised in the Philippine countryside.
Magdalena was married to Mariano Sapinoro. She is survived by her son Ray and daughter-in-law Tatum Sapinoro of Austin, Texas; her stepson Mert Sapinoro of Seattle, Washington; and grandchildren Jaedyn, Hailey, Colton and Jeffrey.
Magdalena came to Alaska in the early 1960s to work with her brother Eddie in the restaurant and seafood industry in Kodiak. She then moved to Sitka where she worked at Sitka Community Hospital and eventually retired from her career working for the Sitka Pioneers Home.
Magdalena, a long-time resident of Sitka, has spent the last four years living with her son and family in Austin, Texas.
Magdalena was very outgoing and loved to meet new friends anywhere she traveled.  She enjoyed being outdoors and traveling the world.  She loved watching all sporting events (favorites were baseball, basketball and soccer), gardening and crossword puzzles.  She also had big passion for cooking her native Filipino food.
She will be missed by her family and friends across the world.
Her nephews are Emy (Tammy) Sumauang, of Sitka; Ron (Isabel) Nicolas, of Sitka; Dan (Suzy) Nicolas, Sitka; Eduardo (Remy) Nicolas, Anchorage; Joel Nicolas of Washington; Edwin (Celia) Dumag of Sitka; Junior (Kathy) Dumag, Sitka; Edward (Joy) Dumag, Sitka; and Edmund (Adora) Dumag, Sitka.
Her nieces are Jennet (Darius) Calugay of Seattle; Anita (Phil) Ellison of Washington; Lily (Mike) Nalam, Dutch Harbor; Catalina (Darrel) Thomas, of Florida; Lisa (Jacob) Hodges of Sitka and Mary (Willy) Schmidt of Germany; and numerous other nieces and nephews worldwide.
Pallbearers will be Emy Sumauang, Junior Dumag, Salvador Agne,  Brody Sumauang, Ron Nicolas, Edwin Dumag.

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