Josephine W. P. Awitan, 76, passed away at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Florida.
Josephine is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Ariston Awitan, and her son, Raymond Wheeler. She is also survived by her brothers, Carl, Raymond, and Moses, and her sisters Loretta and Rosalinda, as well as many loving nephews, nieces, and cousins around the country.
Josephine was born in Manila, Philippines. She moved to New York as a teenager. Josephine modeled for many years in her 20’s, which included being the picture face of advertising for Chase Manhattan Bank, and Mai Tai cocktail drink mix among others. She gave birth to her only child, Raymond in 1967. She lived in Hawaii and California from her late 30’s until her late 60’s. She worked in the Hotel & Restaurant business for nearly two decades and worked in the Real Estate & Property Management business for another couple of decades. Josephine also owned & operated a couple of business along the way in the form of a Video Rental Store and a Flower Shop. She retired then moved to Palm Coast Florida in 2015, where she and her son, owned and managed rental properties.
Josephine loved life like no other. She traveled to many states and countries. She touched many lives and made many friends along the way. She was a “natural” friendly, humorous, charming, and caring person that many people loved, admired, and gravitated to. As the oldest daughter of seven children, she was the Matriarch of the family. Please remember the good times you had with Josephine.
The Memorial Mass will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164.
4600 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164