Romel A. Arreola

Aug 21, 1969 - Jul 24, 2013


ROMEL GLENN ACHETA ARREOLA celebrated his birthday on August 21, 1969, first born child to Romeo J. and Norma A. Arreola in Santa Maria Ilocos Sur, Philippines.  He was battling brain cancer and passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the age of 43 in Sacramento, California.  Romel moved to the Island of Guam, USA at a young age where he lived most of his life.  He graduated from GCC in 1991 and married his high school sweetheart, Lorna Quinamague in 1998.  Romel moved and settled to Sacramento with his wife and four beautiful daughters.  He was a beloved husband, father, son, uncle, brother, nephew, cousin and a friend.  Romel was hardworking, strong, gentle, loved to cook, LA Laker’s fan and had the best unforgettable sense of humor. He is survived by his wife Lorna, daughters Kayla, Kaytlin, Kayley, Kayleah and family pet Angel; his parents Romeo and Norma, siblings Ronald (Lucy), Melody (Chris), Rodney (Californian), Randy (Matthew); his parents-in-law Paul and Purita Quinamague, siblings-in law, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his grandparents.

To celebrate Romel’s life to eternity, please join his family for his viewing, Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5pm-7:30pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.  Funeral services with Pastor Jim Garcines will take place, Wednesday July 31, 2013 at 10am.   

“And the Lord will guide you continually, 

and satisfy your needs in parched places, 

and make your bones strong, 

and you shall be like a watered garden, 

like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.”

–Isaiah 58:11


  • Randy A. says:

    Happy Birthday on the 21st my brother! I miss you!

  • Lanie says:

    Romel you are a great friend. I still remember the humble you back in our high school years. Your family is truly blessed to have had you in their lives. Condolences to your wife and girls. May the dear lord continue to bless them as you leave them behind to join our savior in life. God bless.

  • Yolanda Amison says:

    Romel, All I can remember of you in High School, you were a handsome kind loving person. With the biggest smile not to mention you were always a gentleman. I sorry to hear of your passing. I know you have left behind a beautiful wife and 4 beautiful girls, and they are will carry on your legacy and your dreams with advise that you given to them. For now you are in a better place my friend the pain and suffering is gone you are at peace. Lorna you are a strong beautiful woman, Hold on to God,s unchanging hand, let him to contunie to order your footsteps, and contunie to be an anchor for children. Any one that has known Romel has been blessed. May God bless you and your family today and always and contunie to show them favor in all aspects of your lives.

  • Carolyn Acheta says:

    Kuya Romel, you have brought great joy to us all. We will remember your love, kindness, and great sense of humor. We will miss you dearly. We know you are in peace with the Lord watching over us. Thank you for being such a super awesome cousin!

  • Kyle Tibule says:

    You were always the life of the party, the one always cracking joke, laughing, smiling, making us feel the love you gave off. You always put smiles on our faces and every time you guys came to visit us or we came to visit you guys, it was a blast to have our families reunite. Uncle Romel you were a blessing to have as an uncle and i’m glad that we all had a chance to experience great memories with you. I will never forget all the laughter you brought to me and everyone else. You live on in all our hearts and will never be forgotten. I will deeply miss you and your hilarious personality uncle.. But now you can just kick back and watch over us, see how we experience life and make something of ourselves. We’ll make you proud.

  • Perez, Gena says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which we can seldom infer. But he was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know he is watching us from there, bestowing his beautiful smile upon us. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.” It is how this world functions – people that are there today will be gone tomorrow. The only reason why they ever came to us, was to fill our lives with love and joy.It’s difficult to move on when you know they’re gone, let us honor an

  • Krystle Tibule says:

    Whenever we would go and visit you guys, I would never want to leave because seeing you, auntie Lorna, and the girls is one of the happiest days of my life. Its just hard to believe that your gone so soon. I’ll never forget all the jokes and laughs that you shared with all of us. You were always fun to mess around with, but you would always get me back. Well, this is a new beginning for the family, but your in a better place now and not suffering anymore. I know that your gonna be with the almighty God looking down and watching over us. I will truly miss you and your jokes. You will forever be in my heart. Love you Uncle Romel! Always and Forever

  • Nollan, Ann Marie & Renae Worrell says:

    The most joyous moments were spent with you. You always made us laugh and you had a fun way of showing your love for everyone. You will never be forgotten and as I look up at the sky, I’ll smile knowing that you’re probably making fun of me for being emo. Thank you for teaching us to look towards the bright side of things and to not take life so seriously. You are one of a kind and we’ll love you forever.

  • Melody Tibule says:

    To my loving brother Romel, as your only sister; I looked up to you when I was young. Each time you walk in a room, the first thing you say was “woooh”. You made everyone laugh with your jokes and your great sense of humor. That’s what I will miss the most of you! Your presence on earth will be missed but you will always live in hearts forever and ever. You will always be the “woooh” in my life. To Lorna and my nieces: You have another eye to watch over you guys. Remember his tattoo? Exactly what that tattoo meant is what he will do. Watch over you all…He may physically be gone but he has an eternal life with our Christ Jesus. Stay strong. A family that prays together, stays together. I am saddened that he parted from us but happy that he is no longer suffering. While typing this, I felt a hand on my right head and goozebumps on that side of my head too. Romel, thank you, I really wanted to feel your presence even for just a bit. Keep an eye on all of us!!!

  • Randy Arreola says:

    One of the best days of my life was hearing your voice during our few seconds of chatting the day you were checked in the hospital. I will never forget it. The catch word “woh” will always live on with us. I can’t wait to see you again, I really miss you bro…

  • Peach Melba Arreola says:

    I know cousin Romel did live a really good life! Manong Romel is with Jesus now…no better place to be…

  • Kathleen Domondon says:

    My condolences to Lorna Mae all the girls and the rest of Romel’s family. He was such a special solid man, who constantly showed his goodness and caring. He will be greatly missed and greatly remembered in our hearts.

  • Delanie Balanay says:

    Hello Uncle Romel! It was a pleasure meeting you through your oldest daughter Kayla and I’m very sad you had to leave us so soon but I know God had a better plan for your life and that is to be up in heaven with him forever and with that I know you’re in good hands. Many blessings upon you and your family.

  • Kayla Arreola says:

    Hi Daddy, I’m just checking out your guestbook. Just want to say Hi and I hope you’re chillin with our Lord. I love you and miss you very much and I hope to one day see you again. I know you’re watching over us, and you’re with us everywhere. Remember, we’re always with you too. As always, see you later daddy, see you later…

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