A dedicated staff member of the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Office of the Dean, Evelyn Dela Cruz Mariano, passed away on Sept. 16. She was 58.
Mariano first worked at UPD on June 1, 1989 as a research assistant under then CAL dean Vivencio R. Jose. Later on, she was promoted as a university research associate (URA), a position she held until she passed.
Ma. Teresa Peralta, Mariano’s colleague, described her as “a cheerful soul always ready to welcome people with a warm smile, a devoted and loving mother and wife, a hardworking employee, a compassionate friend, and someone with profound generosity and sensitivity, always thinking about the needy.”
On Sept. 25, CAL offered a thanksgiving mass for the life of Mariano via Zoom.
Born on July 6, 1963, Mariano is survived by husband David and their three children.