Joselito Vitug

Visitation Time: All Services will be private.
Interment:

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Joselito T. Vitug due to complications from a long battle with the COVID-19 virus. He died peacefully on May 6, 2020.

Joselito T. Vitug was born to parents Jose and Consuelo Vitug, on August 16, 1945, in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines. He graduated from the University of the East in the Philippines with a degree in Accounting.

He is survived by Yolanda, the love of his life. Joselito is also survived by his daughter Lalaine (husband Nathan), son Joel (wife Maria), as well as grandsons Ryne, Tyler, Jaryd, and Carter. He was also a beloved brother to the late Remberto (Tess), as well as to Nelson (Alice), Cynthia (Reynaldo), Imelda (Sulito) and Jocelyn. He is a dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

He came to Chicago on March 13, 1971 and his family shortly followed several months later. He petitioned his parents a few years later and they petitioned the rest of the siblings and families to America.

Joselito had a great sense of humor and wit. He was very intelligent and hard-working with his businesses. He was kind, loving, and generous to his family and friends. Joselito was also known for his great love of music. Without formal musical education and knowing how to read notes, he taught himself to play multiple instruments. He also loved to sing. Because of these talents and love for music, he and his close friends formed a band that played at weddings and social gatherings in the Chicago area.

Joselito was very active in the Filipino community. He founded and was the first president of Samahang Filipino in Chicago, West Suburban Civic Group, and Lubenian Club of Chicago.

Joselito will be remembered as a loving, gentle, and kind man who was always there for his family and friends. He will be missed greatly.

Memorial services will be held at Salerno’s Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Roselle and will be interred at Assumption Cemetery in West Chicago. Dates and times will be announced shortly.

Guestbook


Posted by:
Carlo, Ninah (Jot) Herrero and family

Posted on:
Friday, May 29, 2020

We have known Uncle Lito and his family since my own family migrated to the US since 1990. He treated my siblings and me as his own children. We spent a lot of time with him during the times of JR LIMO and Jackson Hewitt. He would always make sure that we were fed and got home safe after working at JR LIMO. My late Ate Nylah gave him his nickname ”TOLITS.” As I started to have my own family, he treated my own children as his own grandchildren. He would have the biggest smile on his face as he gives the kids a hug. Thank you for everything that you have done for me and my family. Thank you for being special support for my twin-sister Jen, Edwin, Tete, Ica, and EJ. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN US. WE WILL MISS SEEING YOUR BIG SMILE AND YOUR GREAT LAUGH. Though my heart aches that you are no longer with us, I know you are in a better place with Ate Nylah, Leif, Tatang, Ima, Auntie Mar, Uncle Max, and Auntie Rose. We love you. To Tita Yoly, Kuya Joel and family, Ate Lalaine and family, and the entire VITUG family our deepest sympathy.

Posted by:
Barbara & John Greene

Posted on:
Friday, May 29, 2020

To the Vitug Family, Please accept our deepest condolences to your family, Our prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for all you have given to the community.

Posted by:
Russ & Suzanne Soukup

Posted on:
Thursday, May 28, 2020

To the entire Vitug Family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of Joe. Sending you prayers and hugs at this most difficult time. We were so blessed and fortunate to know such a wonderful man and family. There are so many great, happy memories we will cherish. I don't know of too many other people with such kindness, such devotion to family or such a generous heart.

Posted by:
Nieva and Francis

Posted on:
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

To dear friend Yoly , Lalaine , Jojo, Nathan , Mopet, Ryne, Tyler, Jared and Carter and to the Vitug clan , our deepest sympathy. To let you know that many caring thoughts are with you today and everyday.

Posted by:
Nars

Posted on:
Friday, May 22, 2020

Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy and caring prayers for you and your family.

Posted by:
Manolo & Edna Santos

Posted on:
Friday, May 22, 2020

We were both grieved to hear of your loss and we extend to you our most sincere sympathy on Joselito’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Posted by:
Felipe & Cecilia Pacis

Posted on:
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Comadre Yoly, Lalaine and Joel and the entire family of our dear Balae Lito. May he Rest In Peace. With loving thoughts and care, Cecile and Fely.

Posted by:
Rae Magbanua

Posted on:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

My sincere condolences to Ate Yolly and the whole family. Rest In Peace Kuya Lito. I will truly miss your (and Ate Yolly) visit in Stratford. Sending prayers to Ate Yolly. Hang on there.