Ruben Satairpan Manlangit, 82, of 106 Bruce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he was the son of the late Eugenio Benedicto Manlangit and Loreta Satairpan Manlangit and was the husband of Vera Miner Manlangit. Mr. Manlangit was retired from the United States Coast Guard after thirty years of service as a CWO4 and later retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections after fifteen years of service. He was a member of the Chief Petty Officers Association.
In addition to his wife, Vera of fifty-seven years, Mr. Manlangit is survived by four daughters, Dianne Gould and husband Steven, Judith Hendricks and husband Nathan, Kim Manlangit and Heidi Rivera and husband Ernesto; a son, Ruben S. Manlangit, Jr. and wife Shawn; six siblings; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melisa Manlangit.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. J. Victor Gournas officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel; and at the residence immediately following the committal service and at all other times. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Manlangit family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences