Josephine R. Filamor

October 19, 1935 - July 28, 2023

Josephine R. Filamor

Josephine “Josie” delos Reyes Filamor, 87, of Sacramento passed away July 28, 2023. She was born on October 19, 1935, in Manila, Philippines to Dr. Jose F. delos Reyes and Felicidad Villanueva. She was married to the late Ronaldo M. Filamor.

Josie leaves behind 4 sons and 2 daughters and their families, including 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She also leaves behind three surviving siblings and their families.

Josie was a long-time resident of California, moving from the Bay Area to Sacramento.  At the age of 37 she left her childhood home in Manila with her husband and six children to start a new life in the U.S.  Her B.S. in Chemistry led her to the University of California, San Francisco, where she was a well-respected colleague for many years until her retirement.

A loving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sibling and friend, Josie had a kind and generous nature.  She was very independent and loved to travel. Together with her late husband, Ron, Josie always looked forward to football season and was a fierce 49er fan.  Josie also loved to gather family together for an elaborate “handa” with lots of good food and laughter.

Private services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery and Funeral Center, Sacramento on August 19, 2023. Her final resting place will be in San Vicente de Paul Parish, Manila, Philippines.