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Regina Angeles Yumang was a tender, loving mother to Ken and a dedicated wife to Dennis. She was a generous and kind daughter, sister, and family. A very good friend to many. She loved music and was a very good piano player. She was vivacious and full of life whose laugh could fill a room even with the lamest of jokes hence lovingly earned the nickname “Jack Halakhak (laugh)” from family. She was a very determined person who worked tirelessly and silently to emigrate to the US to first and foremost help her family in the Philippines. She tried a few times to learn to drive and only managed to go as far as the ditch or a neighbor’s fence. But as God has brilliantly planned, she landed in a place that does not require her to drive. The Big Apple was a perfect foil to her energy. Here is where she found her husband Dennis who complimented her in so many ways. He was quiet and reserved, a perfect partner. Nothing drew her and her family closer than traveling.
She dedicated her life to her profession as an ICU nurse. A profession that gave her a new life for herself and her family but also, was one that took her. As being a nurse took a whole new meaning and purpose, “frontline worker” and “hero”, she bravely continued. After a long shift, she once mentioned that she feels so sad for her patients that died during this time because they were alone without family at their side. We only take comfort that we were there with her in spirit, praying fervently for a miracle and nurses like her who stood in courageously as family.
Her world revolved around her family, especially Ken. She said just a few days before getting into the hospital, “I am going to retire in January” (her 62nd birthday was drawing near and making her eligible for early retirement). She joined her Creator on January 17, 2021 and joined Dennis, as now they both travel together to the ultimate travel destination, the Heavenly Paradise. Life works in mysterious ways. Our world will never be the same without her but the memories will forever be etched in our hearts. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Laugh on, dearest Jack.
The funeral from Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30AM. The funeral mass will be offered 11AM at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield. Cremation is private. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 to 10:30AM.