Visitation atFuneral Home
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Weigand Bros., Inc. Funeral Home
49 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, New York, United States
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Our Lady Of Lourdes RC Church
92-96 220th Street
Queens Village, New York, United States
Obituary of Roque G. Calicdan
ROQUE JOSE GOMEZ CALICDAN MAY 18, 1960 - JUNE 21, 2020 ROQUE JOSE GOMEZ CALICDAN, 60, of Queens Village, New York, entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2020 at the NY Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing, New York. He was born in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, Philippines on May 18, 1960. He was an active member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, Queens Village, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Napoleon Calicdan, Sr. and Eugenia Gomez Calicdan; and a nephew, Ponciano Guido Calicdan. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Loubella Castillo Calicdan; a daughter, Czarina Asha Calicdan; eight brothers, Dr. Raul Calicdan (Rose) and Engr. Michael Calicdan (Jocelyn) of New York; Atty. Jose ”Ping” Calicdan (Cristy) of North Carolina; Candido Calicdan (Efleda)and Ramon Calicdan of Florida; Jesus Calicdan (Bella) and Engr. Guido Calicdan (Naneth) of Mangatarem and Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, Philippines; Antonio Calicdan of Cavite, Philippines; two sisters, Dr. Maria Mercedes Calicdan Leynes (Daniel) of Infanta, Quezon, Philippines and Agnes Calicdan Mendoza (Romulo) of New York; and several nephews and nieces. Roque spent his younger years in Guam, USA and became an alumnus of Father Duenas Memorial School in Agana, Guam. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Lyceum of the Philippines University which paved his way for a remarkably successful career in the field of Journalism as a News Reporter and Senior News Editor. Roque worked at the Philippines News Agency for almost twenty years. He travelled to several countries covering events of national and political interest and importance before immigrating to the USA. He studied nursing and graduated from the Vocational Education Extension Board of Nassau County in Long Island, NY; then worked as a Nurse at the NYS Bernard Fineson Developmental Center for more than a decade. He was very committed and dedicated to his profession; he loved his job as a nurse. His patients came first and foremost. Roque was such a giving person, always helping people in need. This was one of his greatest joys in life. He was thinking of others all the time rather than himself. “God gave Roque a big heart; and then HE super-sized it!” He was a well thought of and a well-liked man by everyone. No one could ask for a lot more than that. Roque was a man of prayer and a devout Catholic. He was a Marian and Divine Mercy devotee. He was strong in his faith, beliefs and convictions and knew he had a place waiting for him in heaven. Heaven has truly gained a new angel! Visitation will be at Weigand Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 49 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596 –(516) 746-4484. https://weigandbrothers.com Funeral Mass will be held at 9:45 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in the CHAPEL of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church located at 9296 220th St, Queens Village, NY 11428 – (718) 479-5111
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