Danilo Rios

Dec 11, 1954 - Jan 27, 2020


Danilo Poniente Rios was born on December 11, 1954 in General Trias, Cavite, Philippines to Josefa and Emiliano. Like most kids growing up, he enjoyed playing, climbing trees, and hanging out with his barcada in their compound. He finished school and married his first wife, Nelsa. They have one daughter together, Nelda. In his mid-twenties, he immigrated to the United States to be with his family that settled in San Diego, CA. A few years later, his friend convinced him to go to Alaska to work in the fish canaries. After a year, instead of returning to San Diego, he joined his sister and her husband in Bremerton, WA. Here, he met his second wife, Cynthia. They have three daughters together, Regina, Joem, and Arden.

Danilo loved to cook. It was his way of showing his love; he cooked for his family every day. He loved music, especially rock and roll and soft rock. A few of his favorites were Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and Sade. My dad also enjoyed watching sports, action movies, gardening, and going to the casino.

Danilo had diabetes and was diagnosed with kidney failure around 2008. Over the next few years, he proceeded with dialysis treatment. During this time, he was petitioning his three younger brothers to come to the United States. His dreams finally came true and they started to immigrate here around 2014. They spent a lot of time together, cooking, laughing, and getting to know each other again. Sadly, his health continued to decline and he started to experience more health problems. He passed away on January 27, 2020 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. He is survived by his four daughters, seven siblings, and four grandchildren. He is reuniting in heaven with his parents and sister.


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