Querubin Dizon Quitlong

August 14, 1949 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 70)



Querubin Eusebio Dizon Quitlong fondly known as Sonny. Honey, Kuyang, Tito, Lolo Dats to the family

Entered into eternal rest on April 6,2020 from COVID 19.

Sonny was born on August 14,1949 in Pandacan, Manila, Philippines, the first born child of Alejandro and Virginia Quitlong. Sonny spent his childhood in Nichols Air Base, Pasay City, Philippines where he attended Nichols Air Base Elementary School. For high school, he attended St Andrews School, then an all boys school.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas where he also graduated from the Advanced ROTC Program.

After college graduation, Sonny was commissioned as an officer in the Philippine Army. Sonny was assigned in the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)  Mindanao, southern region of the Philippines where he was a Communications Officer and Military Historian.  He truly was an officer and a gentleman.

In 1980 he resigned his commission and joined his parents and rest of family in Seattle, Washington State. In 1981 he returned to the Philippines to marry the love of his life Zenaida Niere. They met in graduate school at the Ateneo De Zamboanga University. They were married on January 25, 1981 at the Archbishop’s Palace, Cebu City, Philippines. They made Seattle their home. St Mary’s Catholic Church became their faith community. Sonny served as a Lector and participated in many celebrations in particular Simbang Gabi, Flores de Mayo.

Sonny was very active in various activities as well- 2018-2020 Sonny was the outgoing President of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Corps of Cadets Alumni Association International (USTGCCAAI).  2014-2015 Auxiliary President of the Philippine American Canadian Accountants (NCPACA) 

2008 Auxiliary President of the Filipino American Association of Certified Public Accountants (FAACPA)

Sonny worked as the Group Leader / Mail Handlers US Postal Service where he was a well liked hard working member of the team. His work ethics was an example to all. He also worked at Safeway and loved the interaction with the customers.

Sonny was a great person, full of compassion, who loved unconditionally, generous, always saw the best in everyone, a photographic memory, a great sense of humor with that distinct laugh. He loved Karaoke and dancing.

Sonny is survived by his loving wife Zenaida of Seattle, brother Quintin (Marietta Paredes) of Seattle, sister Queenie (Rufo Bruan 111) of Federal Way. Nephews Gilbert Quitlong and Brandon Bruan. Grandnephew Jayden Carter Quitlong as well as numerous relatives around the United States, Canada and the Philippines.

Truly an amazing and gallant man who richly touched our lives and much loved by all.


Sonny, rest in eternal peace and happiness in God’s loving care.

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Graveside Service
April 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery
37600 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003

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