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FILOMENO GAMBOA Filomeno "Joe" Gamboa, 79, of Las Vegas, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Solari Hospice Care in Las Vegas. He was born May 2, 1933 in the Philippines to the late Eugenio and Villanueva Gamboa. After graduating high school in the Philippines, Joe dedicated his life to learning the art of Culinary Cusine. He attended several culinary schools in the Philippines and received awards for his culinary acumen. Seeking greater challenges to his culinary skills, Filomeno moved to Alaska where he was the Head Chef at a seafood cannery. At age 50, Joe married his soul mate and life partner, Guadalupe Rocili, while working in Alaska. In 1980, Joe and Guadalupe moved to Las Vegas to pursue additional career opportunities. He worked as a chef at Bally's Casino for 10 years and the Castaways Casino for over 12 years. Also he was a life-long member of the Culinary Union. Mr. Gamboa is survived by his wife, Guadalupe; son, Roberto; daughters, Elda and Jovy; and three sisters, all living in the Philippines; 12 grandchildren; numerous in-laws; nieces; and nephews. Friends are invited to the visitation from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. There will be a second visitation 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, followed by funeral services, all at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities of Las Vegas.


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