Pumanaw na si dating Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Galicia Marañon Jr., kagabi (October 1, 2020) sa Riverside Medical Center sa Bacolod City.
Sa edad ng 84, binawian ng buhay si Marañon dahil sa komplikasyon sa kalusugan ng kanyang puso.
Si Marañon ay matagal din nanilbihan bilang gobernador ng lalawigan. Naging alkalde rin ito sa Sagay City na tumagal ng tatlong-term at naging kongresista ng 2nd district.
Nag-umpisa ang political career ni Marañon nang siya ay mahalal bilang councilor ng Sagay noong 1964.
Siya rin ang founder ng Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center at Negros First like the Negros First Ranch.
Sa kabilang dako, nagpalabas ng mensahe ang pamilya ni Marañon sa pagpanaw nito.
“It is with great sadness that the Marañon Family announces that our beloved Papa, Alfredo G Marañon, Jr., went home to our Lord at 11:38 p.m., October 1, due to complications associated with his cardiac health. He would have been 85 years old this December.
And due to COVID-19, in lieu of a public gathering to celebrate Papa’s life, a virtual gathering will be announced to allow those who cannot be with us to honor his life and achievements.
We will appreciate respect for the privacy of the family during our moments of grief.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carmelite Monastery will be appreciated.
Thank you for your prayers, love and concern.
ANNA MARIE MARAÑON-MCCONCHIE
On Behalf of the Marañon Family.”
Nagparating naman ng mensahe ng pakikiramay at pakikidalamhati si NegOcc Governor Bong Lacson sa pamilyang naiwan ni Marañon.
“It is with deep sadness that I learned the passing of former Governor Alfredo “Freddie” Marañon Jr.
Gov. Freddie was among the keenest political minds of the province. The life he dedicated to public service spans more than five decades which he spent addressing the prevalent problems of his hometown, his district and the province.
I was his Vice Governor for six years and it was a privilege to have worked with him and to have learned from him.
The people of Negros Occidental share the grief of his demise, and will always remain grateful for his devotion to service and his commitment to the advancement of Negros Occidental.
To his wife Tita Marilyn and to the entire Marañon family, I extend my sincerest condolences, prayers and support for this monumental loss.
Gov. Freddie will be missed.
– Gov. Bong Lacson”
Si Lacson ay dating Bise Gobernador ni Marañon sa loob ng anim na taon.
Sa ngayon wala pang detalyeng ipinalalabas ang pamilya hinggil sa burol at libing ng yumao.