Florizel Agbigay Lagmay, also known as Paul or Papa, died Feb. 25, 2021 at age 81.

Paul was born in the Philippines on Dec. 12, 1939 to Fermina Agbigay and Santiago Flojo Lagmay. He migrated to the United States in the late 1960s to attend San Jose State University and eventually settled in the San Joaquin Valley near the small town of Thornton.

Paul was well known in the Filipino community for his work with livestock, gardening and tending to the local crops of the area. He resided on Vail Road for over 50 years. He focused on taking care of his family, working hard to make a living and eventually was able to retire.

He enjoyed cooking, tending to his yard, singing silly songs with his grandchildren and watching his favorite basketball teams – Duke and the Sacramento Kings.

The family will hold a private celebration of life on June 25, 2021.

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