David De Jesus
David (Dave or Bebet) De Jesus, 74 years old, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on March 28, 1949, in Manila, Philippines, the third child of Moises De Jesus and Dimpna Fe Dela Cruz De Jesus. Also in the family home in Cebu City, Philippines were his siblings: Evelyn, Raida, Daniel, Fe, and Gilbert.
Right after high school graduation in 1966, David expressed his desire to become a pilot. That same year he enrolled in the Aeronautical Engineering program at Feati University but shifted to Commerce later. His first employment was at Cosmos Bottling Corporation, working during the daytime and studying in the evening. He paid his entire way through college. After Cosmos, he worked in two other companies, Carnation Milk Company and later at the Geodetic Engineering Office.
David enjoyed working and meeting people. His cheerful personality may be one reason he overcame this competitive world’s hurdles.
On March 18, 1978, David married Elsie M. Padrelanan in Quezon City, Philippines. They had three children: Aaron Keith, Jonathan Edward, and Esther Marie Abe. Because David and his wife, Elsie, raised and trained their children in church, they are today united in worshipping the same God even though they eventually resided in different parts of the globe.
David and his wife, Elsie, came to the United States in 2008, settling in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then later, they both became American citizens. After immigrating, De Jesus worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Since David was the most outgoing and friendly person even when he was still a teenager, he was very well-known among the relatives on his mother’s side. Whenever he returned to the Philippines for a visit, he visited his extended family there, and they became very close.
As a hardworking man, David showed his children by his example that it is vital to work hard to survive and succeed in this competitive world. Hopefully, De Jesus’ legacy has been instilled in his children.
Survivors are his loving and devoted wife, Elsie P. De Jesus, Las Vegas, Nevada; his oldest son Aaron Keith (Mary Ann) De Jesus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and granddaughter, Annika Eunice; a second son, Jonathan Edward (Beulah Berna Bernardo) Edward De Jesus, Las Vegas, Nevada, and grandchildren, Faith Ella and Noah Ezekiel; and a daughter, Esther Marie Abe, who has just recently arrived from the Philippines. De Jesus also has siblings who are left to mourn his passing: Evelyn (Bayani) Legaspi, MetroManila, Philippines; Raida (Ifrahim) Mathews, Ontario, Canada; Daniel (Marlene) De Jesus, Houston, TX; Fe Calda, Las Vegas, NV; and Gilbert De Jesus, MetroManila, Philippines.
Visitation for the family and friends of David De Jesus will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 2:00 to 4 p.m., at La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie St., Las Vegas. NV 89122.
A Celebration of Life memorial is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at Southern Hills Church-Green Valley, 9005 S. Pecos Rd., #2530, Henderson, NV 89074.