Obituary of Vicente “Jun” Enalen Mostajo, Jr.
Vicente “Jun” Enalen Mostajo, Jr. passed away on February 12, 2023 at eighty years old. A cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he departed twenty days after the passing of his beloved wife, Dely. He had been on dialysis for five years.
Vicente was born to his parents, Maxima Enalen and Vicente Mostajo, Sr. on May 1, 1941 in Cavite City, Philippines and was the sixth out of ten children. During high school, he achieved the highest status of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. At twenty-one years old, he studied Refrigeration Mechanics at the General Institute of Technology. After graduating in 1962, he worked in maintenance for the US Naval base in Subic Bay, Philippines. There, he met Dely and converted to Catholicism for her. They got married on May 21, 1965 and had three wonderful children, Michael, Vicky, and Marvin. In 1978, Vicente made the hard decision to move to Saudi Arabia and work for larger pay so that he can better provide for his family. He gained more trade skills in maintaining plumbing, air conditioning, and sanitation systems. After five years at age forty-four, Vicente returned to his family and they stepped into a new chapter of life when they emigrated to the United States in November of 1985.
Vicente was an outgoing and resourceful individual. He enjoyed having conversations with friends and family while often fixing something around their household. As a handyman, he had MacGyver-like abilities where he could fix or build almost anything just by looking at it. Throughout his life, Vicente used his talents to help others without ever asking anything in return. He was humble, hard-working, and generous. His legacy can be seen in the many household utilities he replaced or repaired for his family and friends—many that are still in use today.
Vicente was deeply loyal to his family. While he was stern to his children, he supported them no matter what happened in life and did his best to provide them a stable life in America. As he grew older, he enjoyed taking care of his grandchildren and loved supporting them at their performances and sports. During Christmas time, Vicente used his trade skills to decorate the house with a spectacular display of Christmas lights and ornaments. For years, his and Dely’s house was the brightest one on the block and brought tremendous joy to their children and grandchildren whenever they came to visit.
Until the very end, Vicente touched the lives of all the people he loved and cared for through his diligence, generosity, and heart.
Vicente will be deeply missed and survived by his sisters, Lilian Mostajo Mariano and Emilina Mostajo Alarcon, his brothers, Amador, Romeo, and Jose; and his three children: Michael and his wife Jeniffer, Vicky and her husband Steve, and Marvin and his wife Karen. Vicente is also survived and greatly missed by his ten grandchildren: Justin and his wife Erika, Jourdanne, Azriel, Angelus, Abriel, Athaniel, Kyle, Kieran, Konnor, and Kellin; and his two great-grandchildren, Kaedan and Koa.
Vicente was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dely; his grandson Kier; his sister, Soledad Magpoc; and his three brothers, Nicanor, Celedonio Sr., and Ricardo.
Family and friends are invited to attend Vicente’s funeral mass and interment on Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at 10:00am at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum (4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego, CA 92102).