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Merlita Simeon Mallari

August 3, 1949 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Merlita Simeon Mallari, a beloved educator, skilled volleyball player, and devoted lover of the arts and nature, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2023. Born on August 3, 1949, Merlita lived a life characterized by kindness, creativity, and thoughtfulness, touching countless lives with her warm spirit and vibrant energy. A proud graduate with a Bachelor's in Education, Merlita dedicated her professional life to nurturing young minds. From 1979 to 2003, she served as a revered teacher in Dinalupihan, Bataan, Philippines. Her patience and empathetic nature made her a favorite among students, while her colleagues admired her dedication and innovative teaching methods. Merlita's love for learning was infectious, inspiring many of her students to pursue education beyond their school years. In the early 1980s, Merlita showcased her athletic prowess as a volleyball player. Her competitive spirit and teamwork were evident on the court, earning her respect and admiration from her teammates and opponents alike. Her love for the sport extended beyond the court, often encouraging her students to engage in sports for their physical and mental development. In her leisure time, Merlita found solace in gardening and planting, cultivating not just plants but also a sense of peace and tranquility. Her garden was a testament to her nurturing nature, blooming with a variety of plants, with roses being her absolute favorite. Merlita's love for nature was only matched by her love for music, particularly the tunes from the 1950s and 1960s. The song "You Belong To Me" held a special place in her heart, often filling her home with its melodious tune. Merlita's life was a symphony of love, wisdom, and grace. She was a beacon of kindness, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her creativity was evident in her teaching methods, her gardening, and her love for music. Above all, she was thoughtful, always considering the feelings and needs of others before her own. Her profound impact on her students, colleagues, friends, and family will continue to echo in their hearts and lives. In celebrating Merlita Simeon Mallari's life, we remember not just the end of her journey, but the beautiful and inspiring life she led. Her legacy of love, kindness, and lifelong learning will continue to inspire and guide those who had the privilege of knowing her. Merlita's life is a testament to the beauty of a life well-lived, filled with passion, kindness, and a deep love for others. Her memory will forever be cherished and her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.

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September 30, 2023

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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