The 82-year-old father of PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, Dr. Rogelio G. Marcial, M. D., passed away Sunday morning, leaving behind a legacy of service as a “Doktor Ng Bayan,” conducting free clinics with the Batangas Medical Society and Lions Club.
Dr. Marcial was born in Batangas City and earned his medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERM) and served his residency at the Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. He was chairman of Internal Medicine at St. Patrick’s Hospital Medical Center, Batangas City and received patients in his private clinic, also in Batangas City.
An avid sportsman, Dr. Marcial was a member of the Batangas Rifle and Pistol Group. He was a past director of the Lyceum of the Philippines, Batangas City; past president of the Lions Club, Batangas chapter; and past president of the Samahang Rizal Ng Batangas. Dr. Marcial is survived by his wife Corazon, son Willie and his grandchildren.
Dr. Marcial died of congestive heart failure at the Makati Medical Center. His wake is at the Trinity Mortuary Chapel, Pallocan West, Batangas City up to Thursday, Feb. 20. Tentative inurnment is on Friday, Feb. 21. Dr. Marcial’s family requests prayers for the eternal repose of his soul.