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Anacleto T. Ordinario, Jr., MD

March 19, 2021

Dr. Anacleto (Jing) Tagorda Ordinario, Jr., age 74, was born September 16, 1946 in Manila, Philippines to Anacleto Ordinario, Sr. and Magdalena (Tagorda) Ordinario and passed away March 19, 2021 at Medical City of Dallas, Texas.

Jing was united in marriage to Evangeline Palma on May 6, 1972 in Trenton, New Jersey. Together they raised 2 children, Paul Palma Ordinario and Maria Lynda Ordinario Pingel.

At the age of 16, Jing was a 1962 graduate of the University of Santo Tomas High School in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from medical school in 1970 from University of Santo Tomas with a Doctor of Medicine with a sub-specialty in Nephrology. He moved to the United States in 1971 for an internship at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Upon completion of his residency in 1976, he was a physician for the Moses Taylor Kidney and Hypertension Institute in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1978, he moved his family to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he established his own Nephrology practice and resided for 32 years.

Jing was a very accomplished and highly regarded man in his community. To ease the burden of his patients having to travel hours for dialysis, he opened clinics in different areas of Southwest Louisiana and was the director of these clinics up until his retirement. He was a member of the Serra Club, Knights of the Equestrian Order, Couples for Christ (Leadership Team), Knights of Malta, North Texas Association of Philippine Physicians (NTAPP), and many other organizations. Jing was also very active in traveling to underserved areas of the world for medical missions. In 1990, he had the honor of receiving the Pontifical Medal Benemerenti from St. Pope John Paul II.

Jing was a very loving and involved father and Lolo (grandfather). After retirement, he moved to Dallas to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He loved going to their extracurricular activities and was a staple on the sidelines of many sporting events. Lolo also never missed a music or theater performance. Gardening, drinking good wine and most of all traveling the world with his beloved wife, Vangie, were what he loved to do in his free time. They have visited all the continents except Antarctica, as it was "too cold" for him!

Jing was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Lake Charles. Upon moving to Dallas, he attended St. Monica Catholic Church.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Artemio and Arturo, and a grandson, Brent Anthony Ordinario.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, his two children, Paul (Rebecca) Ordinario and Lynda (Shawn) Pingel of Dallas and 8 grandchildren – Cameron Paul, Eleanor Ruth, Christopher Landry, Myla Maria, Olivia Valentine, Ava Elizabeth, Nathanial Joseph and John Damien Lucas and his sister, Dr. Zita (Pelicano) Baniqued of Leesville, Louisiana.

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