Just one day after the burial of the late entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industrialist John Gokongwei, Jr., his widow Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei passed away today, Saturday, November 16, 2019. It was also exactly one week after the demise of John Gokongwei, Jr. on November 9, 2019. She was 85 years old. They were married for 61 years.
"Our mother, Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, one week after the death of our father, John Gokongwei, Jr., her husband of 61 years," said the family in a statement.
John Gokongwei, Jr. and Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei's six children include Lance Gokongwei, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Faith Gokongwei-Lim, Hope Gokongwei-Tang, and Marcia Gokongwei-Sy.
A tweet from Inquirer reporter Daxim Lucas reveals that the wake and funeral will be held privately, as confirmed by Lance Gokongwei.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gokongwei family.