John Billong Lingbaoan

Dec 8, 1943 - Dec 14, 2020


John Billong Lingbaoan went to be with his Father in Heaven on December 14th, 2020 at the age of 77. A man born into deep poverty to Mariano “Smokey” and Eugenia “Kenya” Lingbaoan in Esperanza, Philippines, John made a life for himself that seemed unimaginable. He is survived by his beautiful, intellectual wife of over 50 years, Miriam Basillo Lingbaoan. They brought into the world their son Eugmar (Miranda) Viechec-Lingbaoan and daughter Lisa (Douglas) Stephan. The couple also raised their nephew and niece, Neptune (Koji and Kara) Lingbaoan and Tita (Lance) Lingbaoan Tannoia and loved them as their own children. John was well known for the adoration and love for his grandchildren Caelev and Leia Stephan to whom he passed on immeasurable values and virtues. He is also survived by his loving, selfless sister, Lina Lingbaoan (Gregorio) Fantillo, who helped care for him toward the end of his days here on Earth. Through faith, determination and the ticket of opportunity from the U.S. Navy, John enlisted and served in the Vietnam War and remained loyal to the U.S. military for 20 years. He went on to become a Correctional Officer and medically retired from Folsom State Prison. John had an unwavering faith in Christ. He and Miriam welcomed many people into their home throughout the years and gifted countless individuals with an education. John received God’s blessings and in turn gave to those who were in need. He was a mentor to so many. He will be remembered as a man of immense faith and God-given strength. John went from wearing only underwear to school to completely shifting the trajectory of many other lives. His legacy will never be forgotten as he looks down upon all of us with His Father in Heaven. Rest in peace Pedot, Johnny, Honey, Dad, Uncle Popeye, Grandpa.


  • pauline carillo samar says:

    rest in peace uncle johnny

  • Anita Hightower says:

    Even though I did not know your dad, the words that have been written, shows that he was a great person (Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle and Grandfather).

    I am glad to know that he Knew Our Heavenly Father and is now safe in HIS arms. There is No more pain & suffering, just joy!

    May the Lord give you & your family peace and comfort has you transition from seeing your loved ones physical body to now remember your loving memories of your dad.

  • Katie Ignacio Adan says:

    Rest in peace uncle-ninong 🥺
    Kunam pagawid ta iyawitan ka manen “kabeng” (wine) mon….pimmanaw ka metten 😭

  • Tess Antonio says:

    Rest in peace, uncle Johnny❤️ You will be missed forever❤️ I will be missing your chat messages❤️🙏🏻

  • Zohra Womack says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle Johnny. You will be missed but never forgotten. The Whiteside and Womack families send our love.

  • Cres & Stan says:

    Johnny, bayaw.
    So sorry bro , we did not see you this last time around . You & cabagis Miriam always came down to Porterville , California to visit . Before you & cabagis Miriam go back again to Ubbog ,
    Pangasinan , Philippines ,
    we made rounds to visit friends & cacabagyans in Porterville. This time around you stopped in Sacramento, Ca. We will miss you, bro.

  • Lisafe Basillio Baker says:

    Rest in Peace 🙏 manong Johnny…..

  • Byron James Lingbaoan says:

    Rest in Paradise uncle Johnny

  • Lady Alison Masaybeng says:

    You may now rest in paradise lolo Johnny . We love you & lola Miriam !

  • Sally Fyke says:

    Rest In Peace Johnny! So glad to see you last year in California, and have been so many years in Cebu when you came to visit my family

  • Tim Viechec says:

    May God continue to bless you and your family. Rest In Peace

  • yhang says:

    May he rest in peace
    May his soul find the abode of heaven and he sit beside God and spread his love there too.
    Deepest Condolence to the family!

  • Jane Fernandez says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Johnny..Rest in the arms of God.

    Our deepest sympathy Auntie Miriam, Eughmar & Miranda,Douglas Lisa, Caelev and Liea. As the days continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories of Uncle Johnny that you carry in mind and heart.

    Our deepest sympathy from our family to yours.

    Much love from Ramos-Fernandez family

  • Kim Marcelli says:

    Lisa & Family- I am sending you all my love and prayers. Your Dad was an incredible man from the words spoke about him. I can see how amazing he was through knowing your family. He is not resting with heavenly Father and I hope that finds you with a little peace. Sending my love.

  • Stephanie says:

    What a beautiful man and legacy he left! He embodied such determination, strength and grit!
    What a blessing he was for so many, especially his family! God bless you all on this day, celebrating the beautiful life he not only lived, but gave! May his life be an inspiration to us all!

  • Sarah says:

    May you Rest In Peace Uncle John 🙏🏽
    With Love & Prayers – Bernal Family

  • Twa’Lea Jordan says:

    What an amazing testimony and legacy! Rest well Servant of God.
    Lisa and Doug, our family continues to pray for your family’s peace and comfort from the Lord. May all the wonderful memories that you shared continue to bring you joy.

  • Christine Joy Borrego says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle Johnny! Your love and kindness will never be forgotten.
    Much love, From The Borrego family (Joy(Christine), Mario, Jasmine, and T.J.)

  • Linda Lingbaoan-Bulong says:

    You have touched so many lives because of your selflessness. Thank you for embracing all the Lingbaoans and uniting us as one.
    We love and will sorely miss you. But the Father has taken you back so we have to let you go. Rest in His bosom, dear big brother!

  • Lee Ann Lingbaoan says:

    Thank you for uniting us one here in the Philippines , Uncle Johnny! You will surely be missed. Rest peacefully now, Uncle🙏 You’re loved and appreciated❤

  • Melyjoy Lingbawan Callitong Cagungao says:

    We really love you uncle John.Your legacy serve as a treasure to us generation .You cared for us so much lingbawan clan. Pray for the family especially antie Miriam .So much love ❤️ Melyjoy Dexter and Victor Family here Toronto Canada

  • Lita Dapiaoen Salva says:

    Manong Johnny I was one of those who was welcomed to your sweety home in my early years here in the US, help/ teach me as well how to drive..I do appreciate it very much for your love time and effort,as much as I do to to come also to see and say my last goodbye but becuase of this pandemic I can’t hardly do so…Manang Mirriam Thank You for everything….i treasured all the moments/memories I was with you

  • Elizabeth Rudenscholtz and family says:

    Uncle Johnny thank you for the best memories we shared. A fantastic opportunity to spend those amazing expedition. We sure did enjoy every moment’s , My family will be missing you alot whenever we visit our home town. Won’t be the same without you around. Your always in our heart’s.

  • Omar says:

    Rest in peace Uncle & Ninong Johnny…

  • Lisa L Stephan says:

    Thank you ALL for the sentiments. It’s been a month since my dad has passed, probably the longest I’ve ever endured. Dad’s body will be landing in Manila today and he will be brought to Esperanza by his beloved nephew, David. Thank you to those of you taking care of his memorial services overseas. My dad was an immigrant and a patriot. He had a green thumb that I did not inherit. I did get his humor gene though. John rooted for the OAKLAND Raiders. And he was quite the fisherman. He had his go to recipes for pineapple pancakes, cherry cheesecake, beef stroganoff, ribs and rice wine. I miss you, Dad!

  • Honorio T. Dispo says:

    To the Lingbaoan family. It is with deep sorrow to learn of Johnny’s passing. Our family offer it’s condolences. We reconnected thru Facebook catching up with family, our Carmelian high school years and US Milirary experiences. I know him as a funny,well liked and a friendly person. May he Rest In Peace and the good Lord shine the perpetual light upon him.

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