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Jose Islani Allapitan Sepal Jr.
Supervisor, Sterile Processing Department
Dr. Jose "Jun" Islani Allapitan Sapal Jr., age 60, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.
Born in Alamada, Cotabato, Philippines on February 21, 1960, Jun attended Manila Central University where he completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1986. Two years later, Jun followed his sweetheart to the United States, marrying in Los Angeles, CA before settling in Jersey City, NJ for the rest of his life.
Jun was fond of jazz music, extreme winter sports and intricate feline training sessions. He enjoyed traveling with his family and tending to his home garden.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Luthgard Sapal, his daughters: Adrienne Joy Sapal Arias and her husband Adolfo Arias; Adelene Jane Medrano and her husband Marlon Medrano; and Andrea Jovie Sapal, and his cats: Luna, Nami and Soma.