Jaime Umaguing Soriano

July 5, 1933 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 86)



Jaime U. Soriano was born on July 5, 1933 in Manila, Philippines.  He was born to the late Anaclecto Soriano and Leoncia Umaguing.  Dad was one of 11 siblings. He was the brother to Pilar, Felicitas, Natividad, Rosalina, Flordelina, Jesusa, Bella, Anacleto Jr. Marcelo and Bienvenido.  

Dad attended the Manila Bible Seminary where he strengthen his studies and knowledge of the Bible. He was the founding minister for the Church of Christ at Lealtad.  Professionally, he was a Certified Public Accountant, having not only obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration degree but, also, and taught at the University of the East, where he met Mom.  Dad, also, taught at the Philippine Christian College. 

Dad married Mom, Teresita Agtarap, on May 1, 1968.  In 1969, Dad and Mom made the decision to move to the United States, settling in New York City.  Together they raised 3 boys, Jaime Jr., Emmanuel and Jared.  Dad is, also, the father to the late Marie Soriano from his first marriage with late Consuelo De Mesa.

Along with other Church of Christ leaders, Dad spread the Faith and the Word of God by establishing a number of Churches across New York, from Greenpoint, Hillside, Jamaica and Woodside.  Dad was very active in the Christian Conventions. 

Dad was an accomplished accountant working for the City of New York having obtained a Master in Business Administration from New York University in 1974 and was on the faculty for Fordham University, Monroe College and Interboro Institute. 

Dad opened his eyes with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:09 a.m. survived by a loving devoted wife, three sons, daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren and many relatives near and far.

Our family is deeply grateful to God for giving him life and giving him to us.  He lived on this earth for 87 virtuous years.  

Dad will be missed, deeply, but will forever be loved and will always live in our hearts and memories.

Thank you to all our family and friends who have supported us during this difficult time. 

God Be With You,

The Soriano Family


“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14: 2-3)

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” (Romans 14:8)


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