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Andres Servano "Andy" Secuban

Andres Servano "Andy" Secuban

Andres Servano Secuban, 78, died Friday, March 17, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family by his side. He was born February 4, 1939, in Panay, Philippines to Emilia and Eulalio Secuban.

He leaves his wife of 46 years, Nenita Secuban; his daughter Gigi Secuban of Savoy, Illinois; his daughter Jojo Kittell and her husband, Michael Kittell of Little Rock, Arkansas; his daughter Joy Secuban of New York, New York; four grandchildren; and many close friends.

From 1941 to 1945, Andy and his family lived in the city of Panay and survived Japanese occupation. In 1952, he moved to the capital city of Manila with his father. He got his first job after high school and put himself through college at Iloilo City Colleges. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in accounting in 1966. He met his wife in Manila; they were married in Manila City Hall in 1971 and formally, in 1972, in the Catholic Church.

In 1973, Andys wife, Nenita, came to the United States with five other nurses recruited by Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas. One year later, he immigrated to the United States with their oldest daughter, Gigi. In 1978, he became a U.S. Citizen.

A proud member of the Little Rock community, Andy worked for more than 20 years at Windsor Door Company and retired in 2001. In 2008, he self-published his first book, The Papagayo: Magical Bird of Paradise. The story celebrates the values of a pure heart, honesty, and perseverance. It was a story that his late aunt Loreta Serdena would share with him while he pulled weeds and grass in the rice and corn fields when he was seven years old.

His interests included family, playing chess, painting, fishing, gardening, and hunting. He and his wife were founding members of the Arkansas Philippine Association (APA) in 1982. He volunteered his time with the organization by serving in different leadership roles on the board of directors; volunteering at the APA booth at Riverfest by cooking Filipino barbecue; and led and recruited APA members to participate in the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Departments Adopt-a-Highway program. He also devoted his time to the Arkansas Medical Mission, Inc. that his wife founded in 2012. Arkansas Medical Mission, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to humanitarian service for the people in the Philippines. The mission provides free medical services regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, belief, or political affiliation. He served as treasurer.

A funeral mass will be held on March 23 at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Medical Mission, Inc., P.O. Box 23008, Little Rock, AR 72221.

Condolence Book

"Bob and I are thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers. Andy was such a gentle soul and lived a full life. "
Renee Romano | Champaign, IL | Romano.renee@gmail.com

"Gigi and Family,

I am so very sorry to hear about your father's passing. I suspect he is very proud of all that you have accomplished!

Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.

Mike"

Michael Miller | Fayetteville, AR | mtmille@uark.edu

"Gigi, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Praying fervently for you all. "
Jaquator Hamer Lawrence | St. James, LA | jaqua_hamer@hotmail.com

"Gigi and Family,

I'm sorry to learn of your father's passing. Sending lots of love.

Kellie"

Kellie Schneider | Dayton, OH |

"Secuban Family,
You are in our daily prayers over the loss of your loving husband, my Doddy and Yoyo. We love you.
Martinez-Belt family"

Jennifer and Scott Belt | Littler Rock, AR | jennifermbelt@gmail.com

"We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort to our friend Gigi, her son Jonah, and the entire family during these difficult times. May God bless, comfort, and keep the entire family and their friends in His arms of safety."
Wallace and Medra Southerland | Champaign, IL | wsthe3rd@illinois.edu

"Dearest Gigi, Jonah, and the Secuban Family. Sending you my deepest thoughts and condolences during this difficult time."
Leslie K Morrow | Champaign, IL |

"Gigi and Family:

I write to express my sincere sympathy for the passing of Mr. Secuban. I have fond memories of spending time with him and Gigi. He was the friendliest person and loved life.

I am praying for peace and understanding for your family.

~Ramona"

Ramona | Bentonville, AR |

"GiGi, Jonah(pigeon, and the Secuban Family In these very darkest hours please know that God places nothing on us that we are not strong enough to bear. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Darryl"

Darryl B. Holloman | Atlanta, GA | dholloman68@gmail.com

"Secuban Family:
Please accept my family's deepest condolences on the passing of Andres Servano Secuban. We are praying for your family during this most difficult time."

Lowa Mwilambwe | Champaign, IL | Lmwilamb@illinois.edu

"To the entire Secuban family, What a wonderful legacy Mr. Secuban left in all of you -- three wonderful daughters, a loving wife, and adoring grandchildren. Prayers for you in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather."
Sylvia Scott | Fayetteville, AR | sscott@uark.edu

"Dear Joy and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melody and Steve Stanley"

Melody and Steve Stanley | North Little Rock, AR | melodyreddoor@sbcglobal.net

"Gigi and Jonah,
While I only met your Dad once, I knew he was a special man. Please know you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. "

Gayle Spencer, Dale Billam and Thom Billam | Urbana, IL | gspencer@illinois.edu

"Dear Secuban Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May find memories bring you smiles and peace."

Brad Williams | Little Rock, AR | brad.williams@yahoo.com

"Dear Gigi and Jonah,
My deepest condolence to you and your family. Mr. Andres was a great dad and a caring grandfather and that is something that you will carry with you forever. "

Gio Guerra Perez | Champaign , IL |

"Dear Family,
We were so deeply saddened to learn of your father's death.
Please know that we are with you in your time of mourning. We are so privileged to know the Secuban girls and so sorry for their loss.
Sincerely,
Gerald & Elizabeth Jordan"

Gerald & Elizabeth Jordan | Fayetteville, AR | geraldbjordan@gmail.com

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