Friday, May 11, 2018



Victorious in numerous undertakings
Inspiration to students, teachers, and principals
Combs for the boys and soaps for the girls
Encouraging, motivating and open-minded adviser
Noble in all his thoughts, words and deeds
Thoughtful, sensible, and humble leader
Entertaining with a good sense of humor 

Disciplinarian, dedicated, designated "principal driver"

Scholarly and professional individual
Always prepared to give assistance to anyone
Naturally wise, nice, and kind gentleman
Talented, smart, full of wit and wisdom
Optimistic man and always on the look out
Supportive of the boys and great scoutmaster

              Laura B. Corpuz
        Germanton Hills, IL, USA
                 May, 2004


"Family first" is their golden policy
Accommodating and kind-hearted people
Joyfully welcome guests from everywhere
Achievements in life are worthy of praise
Religiously and respectfully treat friends
Decisions are made wisely and tactfully
Observant and cautious when speaking to someone
Fun-loving, gracious, and jovial in many ways
Affable, affectionate, and very considerate
Making acquaintances laugh for good times
Incredibly nice people to know and to be with
Loving and caring especially to the elderly
Yesteryears experiences inspire other's well being
          Laura G. Balatbat-Corpuz
                August 14, 2004

Tuesday, May 1, 2018



Felicisima means “joy and happiness” today and forevermore-
Embracing life as it comes and thanking God for each new day
Loving to teach Theology and spreading the word of the Lord
Interesting are the stories told to children leaving moral lessons
Caring about ailing patients, instructing with good health habits
Inspiring, serving as role model to active, growing grandchildren
Sweetly smiling, capturing even the loneliest unhappiest person
Instrumental in the success and well-being of daughter and son
Making family time fun time, doing the best of what God provides
Always being ready in supporting family for strength and unity;

Biblical stories telling children and adults in all Religion classes

Blessings from the world’s Creator gratefully counting every day
Accommodating woman, welcoming all comrades with warm heart
Composing lyrics of songs for the Philippine Medical Association
Outstanding memory of parenting style of Sofia Garcia-Balatbat
Never saying “No” to any appeal for the sake of the entire community

   Laura B. Corpuz * Sister *October 26, 2013 *



Happy families of Hipolito and Maxima Balatbat came for the reunion

Inspiring words made everyone feel loved, cared, and closer as one family

rayer before the fun annual event led by Dr. Felicisima Balatbat-Bacon

verjoyed by humorous stories, reading of personal poems during the program

echon was so juicy, delicious, and special “ukoy” graced the food table

ncredible singing voices and dances of members entertained everyone present

otally surprised of the amount were the winners of “Money Guessing” game

verwhelmed were cousins came from Hagonoy, Malolos, Manila, and Tarlac

Banner of Hipolito and Maxima Balatbat’s children hang on the huge wall

nxious, so cute, and very innocent tiny tots where amazed by the performances

ingered around were the spirits of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents

dorable children, teen-agers, and adults liked the surprises in the Easter eggs

ruly in their utmost emotions were gleeful, cheerful and so greatly joyful

eautiful, charming, and smiling faces of the youths showed super satisfaction

dmiration of family members that joined in the fun of playing group games

hankful to God for bountiful blessings, granting us to come together again 

Cozy was the atmosphere with hugging, kissing, and great feeling of warmth 

Lifted the spirits of those that experienced the excitement and joy of the reunion

vailed and gave medical information were Drs. Balagtas and Ervin Dela Rosa

ever knew that Balatbat clan would benefit from garlic, ginger  and medicine

                       Laura Balatbat-Corpuz, March 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


           DONALD L. SCOTT

Dedicated wife is Verla who dearly loves books and crafts
Offbeat sense of humor that brings joy to any gathering
No dull moments when he is around making funny jokes
Amazing listener who hears everything about any car
Loves Wayne, his younger brother, like a “father” to him
Dad to Petunia who keeps him company making fun days

Looks for the right kind of book to get to use a gift card

Sister Jan calls him “Bubba”, oh, how very sweet of her
Car nut and surely he is very proud of it would like to collect
Overwhelmed by Barnes and Noble, interest in Civil War
Titanic movie made him so fascinated and acquired many books
Tennessee is the birthplace, a wonderful and beautiful state!!

        Laura B. Corpuz – 
                        Friday, Oct. 13, 2017



Very caring, compassionate, kind, loving, devout Lutheran
Exceptional skills in handicrafts, crocheting and knitting
Returned to school in her 50’s to learn library technology
Loves books, animals, especially her dog “Petunia’s Mom”
Always thinking of the many cancer patients needing care

Joyfully lives with Don in their very sweet and cozy home

Shawls and caps for numerous cancer patients were made
Conscientious woman who continuous to thank many “sisters”
Observes the reactions of young people whom she supports
Totally grateful for the family assistance when she was ill
Thankful to Almighty God for all the blessings receives daily

                     Happy Birthday!!!
       Laura B. Corpuz – Oct. 12, 2017 –

                Cullom-Davis Library – Bradley University

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Serves the good Lord above that’s showering her with a lot of blessings
History of Old Peoria is so interesting, admires remarkable information
Eras of jewelry she collected are trully amazing, shares stories about them
Regarded grandmother so high for all the jewelry she treasured all her life
Years were spent, learned the beautiful, tropical and welcoming Hawaii
Loves animals like cats, rabbits, sheep and lambs that make her happy

History of own family, admires relatives’ precious and sweet moments
Archaeology and numerous old books she enjoyed reading with passion
Interested in Victorian jewelry and many antique kinds of collectibles
Gardens with beautiful and colorful flowers are pleasing and gorgeous

Patterns of quilt, cottages, and adorable designs for warm blankets
Enjoyed work in Serials, Special Collections and Reference Departments
Tea pots of different designs and enjoyed tea time with Anna Marshall
Especial attention given to Bradley students needing research materials
Reference Desk duties at the Bradley University Library is challenging
Sincere wife and happily married to Doug for ten years in Peoria, IL.
Only son’s name is Jacob and loves him very much with all her heart
Never will she forget the many happy years at Cullom-Davis Library

                                    Enjoy your retirement!!!!!

     October 3, 2017 Laura B. Corpuz *