Rafael Labutan passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Teresita; loving father of Rafael Jr. (Jean), Brenda and Tyrene; caring grandfather of Salina, Andrea, Allyson, Trevor and Wilaila and great grandfather to Lola, Jasmine and Ryder.
Born October 24, 1924 in Tuba, Benguet, Philippines. The son of Santiago Labutan and Kaisha Kiwas and predeceased by his surviving siblings from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines: Elisa, Charles, Nicolasa, Alban, Adeline and Soriano.
He was a Philippine guerilla fighter before joining the US Navy where he served over 20 years. Upon retiring from the Navy, he worked another 20 years for Wells Fargo Bank and retired in 1989.
Friends may visit on Tuesday, September 18th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 19th at 11:00am, at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco. Interment to follow at Skylawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel Church.