Jesus F. DaSalla, age 81, of St. Petersburg, FL, peacefully passed away in his home on December 3, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Jesus was often called Jesse by friends and Ching by family members. He was born on January 28, 1936 in the Philippines and was the son of Adriano and Jesusa Dasalla. He was married to Nellie S. DaSalla on April 28, 1971 in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Manila in Mechanical Engineering. He held several positions in the Philippines and the United States, and worked as a small business owner for over 40 years.
From his earliest days to the last, he loved music and played the guitar, organ and harmonica. He also loved to dance and would often attend ballroom dancing events with his loving wife.
His love and devotion for his family and friends was unwavering. He instilled strength in all those around him and was a true patriarch. He will be missed.
Jesus is survived by his wife, Nellie S. DaSalla, sons, Adriano (Jessica) DaSalla, Bernard (Aiyannaleen) DaSalla, Charles (Yumiko) DaSalla and three grandchildren, Caeden, Elias and Mia DaSalla.
Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, December 16th at Brett Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will follow at 1:00 PM at Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Jude. Graveside ceremonies will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 19 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.