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Robert Docuyanan Lesaca

April 28, 1942 — July 21, 2022

Roberto Docuyanan Lesaca was born on April 28, 1942 in Zambales, Philippines, under a mango tree while his mother was fleeing to the mountains during WW2. He was born to Miguela Docuyanan and Manuel Lesaca, son of the Zambales governor.

Roberto attended Botolan High School, and then graduated from Zambales High School, when he relocated.

He then moved to Manila to attend Arellano University to pursue engineering. However, during his stage theater performances from drama class, he was scouted by Sampaguita Pictures, a Philippine film production company. He later moved onto Premiere Productions under Tamaraw Studios, Philippine Motion Pictures. He was featured in the films Mama's Boy and Magnum.

While growing in the entertainment industry, his friend convinced him to enlist in the US Navy. Roberto past all the required examinations, left his budding acting career and moved onto his next adventure.

On August 9, 1963, Roberto joined the US Navy. He was trained at Pointe Loma, San Diego. He received his Dolphin pin, qualifying him to serve aboard submarines. On April 13, 1964, he was assigned to serve on board the USS Charr SS 328. Then on April 4, 1969, he transferred aboard the USS Razorback SS 394, where he served his remaining years in the Navy. "Doc," as his shipmates nicknamed him, received excellent reviews and ongoing recommendations for promotion from his Commanding Officers. Roberto was awarded medals for National Defense Service, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Good Conduct Medal, and Vietnam Service. "Doc" was honorably discharged on December 1970.

In 1966, Roberto married his beloved, Amor Villanueva. Together, they raised four children, Rachel, Aileen, Robert and Andrew. His family was the reason he left the Navy. He did not enjoy leaving them for long periods of time to go overseas.

By this time, Roberto, was also known as Robert, Bob or Bobby.

As a civilian, Bob pursued an education and career in electronics & engineering. It was a pattern for him to excel and be promoted to manager or supervisor positions in the companies he had worked for. However, he had a deep calling toward entrepreneurship. He attempted several business opportunities in which he excelled, with his wife by his side. But eventually, Bob found his fulfillment as a real estate agent and an Insurance Mortgage Loan Broker. He enjoyed helping people find their own homes.

Roberto carried a passion and vision to help people in the Philippines find homes and jobs so they will never experience lack. He showed his commitment to this quest, by investing and providing for his own relatives.

Towards the latter part of his life, Bob found great delight in seeking God by reading and teaching the Bible. He and his wife together enrolled in a Bible course at Loyola Marymount University, where they earned their certificate to teach. Bob then joined Two Hearts Community and volunteered to facilitate a weekly group Bible study. Bob also loved to sing in the choir at St. Philomena Catholic Church.

In 2010, Roberto suffered a stroke, which almost took his life. Miraculously, he recovered through much prayer and support from his loved ones.

In the past 12 years, Roberto lived quietly and cautiously, while observing those around him with a grateful heart.

He witnessed
• his two sons, Robert Jr. and Andrew, along with his grandsons, Adam and Joshua get married to their soulmates.
• his son, Robert Jr. earn his Architectural and Real Estate License.
• his youngest son, Andrew excel in the field of electronics and engineering.
• his daughters Rachel and Aileen, pursue careers, raise their families, and facilitate Bible studies.
• his eldest grandson Zach graduate and start working as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
• his twin grandchildren launch their acting careers
• And last but not least, He witnessed the birth of his youngest grandson, Thomas, who would carry on his Lesaca name.

Roberto Lesaca continues to live on, in and through his children and grandchildren.

Roberto is survived by his loving wife, Amor and four children with spouses, Rachel & Daniel Oliveira, Aileen & Emil Del Rosario, Robert & Daniela Lesaca, Andrew & Marijo Lesaca; 7 grandchildren & 2 spouses, Zachary, Joshua & Preslee, Adam & Madison, Chase, Cherish, Thomas, and Evelyn; his Dequiña siblings Tito, Telma, Emma, Theresa and their families; Lesaca siblings Gorge, Corazon, David, Noel, John, Edna, Susan, Danny, and Paul.

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