Prof. Romulo G. Pizaña (1948-2024)

With sad hearts, we, the family and relatives of Prof. Romulo G. Pizaña, PhD (Mathematics), announce his passing from this earthly plane—his homegoing to heavenly glory.

Details of his wake and interment will follow soon. In the meantime, to all his friends, colleagues, students, and beloved choristers, we appreciate your messages of support and sympathy. Please know that he went peacefully, briefly receiving into his ear our final messages of love and gratitude, praying as we all did that his passage to eternity be suffused with joy and light.

He gave us a life full of music, mathematics, laughter, theology, and a delight for all things delectable.

Dr. Romulo Pizaña, was many things to many people—a fastidious mathematics professor at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, Quezon City, the University of the East, and several other schools where his love for students and teaching brought him. To a greater extent, he was known as the founder and lifelong conductor of HIS Sounds, one of the best community choirs from the Evangelical community. He directed church choirs, the last one from the United Church of the Good Shepherd, and community choirs like the Manila Concert Choir, whose early beginnings with the late Lois Florendo Bello were marked with legendary vitality.

To his nephews and nieces, he was simply Uncle Boy, who was known to have an exacting standard when it came to the way you spoke, sang, thought, and accorded your life with grace and dignity. A graduate of the International School of Manila (formerly The American School) as one of its Filipino scholars, he pursued his bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in mathematics at U.P.D., earning the university’s term of endearment—“terror professor.”

He was also a devoted student of Scripture. Often invited to speak in so many churches, he was a reliable fixture of the State Varsity Christian Fellowship during the 70s.

He never married, but is leaving behind many choristers, students, colleagues, and relatives he had transformed through his exemplary dedication and lifelong service.

We bid you Godspeed, faithful child of God!

And I heard a voice from heaven saying,
“Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit,
“that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
(Rev. 14:13)

Dr. Romulo G. Pizaña
(February 7, 1948-March 13, 2024)

Source: Nonette P De Guzman Facebook