The professors, students and former students of the Department of European Languages of the University of the Philippines mourn the death of our much loved and appreciated mentor and partner, Dr. Carmen Gloria Diaz de Ventanilla, former professor of the Spanish Section and mother of our also partner, Prof. Anne Gloria Margarita Window-Degilla. He died at the age of 88 on the 14th of this month accompanied by his relatives in the USA. UU.
Born in Puerto Rico and married to Filipino lawyer Óscar Ventanilla, Doña Carmen/Tita Mamen dedicated much of her life to teaching Spanish and Hispanic Literature in the Philippines, as well as training several generations of Filipino Hispanists who studied in our department. We will forever cherish the memory of your smile, your cordiality and your unwavering faith. A prayer is requested for his eternal rest.
It is with sadness that the professors, students and alumni of the Department of European Languages of the University of the Philippines would like to inform everyone about the passing of our dear and esteemed mentor and colleague, Dr. Carmen Gloria Díaz de Ventanilla, retired full professor of Spanish and mother of our colleague, Prof. Ana Gloria Margarita Ventanilla-Degilla.
She passed on surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 88 in the US on the 14th of this month. Born in Puerto Rico and married to Filipino lawyer Oscar Ventanilla, Ma’am Carmen/Tita Mamen devoted most of her life to teaching Spanish and Latin American literature in the Philippines, as well as to training generations of Filipino Hispanists who studied in our department.
We will always remember her smile, her friendliness, and her steadfast faith. Pious readers are requested to offer a prayer for her eternal repose.
Source: UPD Department of European Languages Facebook