Juneau resident Celia Soriano Leonidas, 63, died April 17, 2002, in Juneau from dermatomyositis.
She was born Feb. 19, 1939, in the Philippines to Maria and Florencio Leonidas and moved to Juneau in 1981. She worked as a housekeeper at Bartlett Regional Hospital until her illness forced her retirement in January 2002. She was the first person to receive "Employee of the Month" at Bartlett and was a member of the Juneau Filipino Community.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother Pablo.
She is survived by sister Alicia Leonidas, brother Joseph Leonidas, and many nieces and nephews, all of the Philippines.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2002, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. A potluck reception will follow at the parish hall. A rosary will be said today at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lou Edwards, Danny Villanueva, Mario Lim, Dominic Santos and Ramon Santos.
At her request, she has been cremated and her ashes will be returned to her family in the Philippines for burial.