Master Portraitist Toch Arellano, 1953-2009

Master Portraitist Toch Arellano, 1953-2009

Master Portraitist Toch Arellano, a beloved instructor in the FPPF workshops, died at 2:00 am today after suffering a massive stroke. He was rushed to the Medical City in Pasig last week after the initial seizure and was confined at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) the whole time. He succumb to death at 2:00 am today. He was 55.

The FPPF faculty and staff deeply mourn the loss of their beloved instructor who shared some happy days with them.

Friends may pay their last respects to the master portraitist at the Marian Chapels along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City where his remains may be viewed.

Final interment rites will be held at the Heritage Park in Taguig, Metromanila at 11:00 am on Thursday May 21, 2009.

Friends are requested to pray for the eternal repose of Toch Arellano’s soul.

Toch Arellano's mortal remains lie in state at the Marian Chapels, Mariano Marcos Highway, Antipolo. The FPPF went there in full force, led by Chairwoman Mrs. Eduviges Y. Huang and Project Director Lito Beltran, to pay their last respects to the master portraitist. Photo shows Photographer Vic Sison viewing the remains of his fallen colleague. Photo by Chris Malinao.

Toch Arellano's mortal remains lie in state at the Marian Chapels, Mariano Marcos Highway, Antipolo. The FPPF went there in full force, led by Chairwoman Mrs. Eduviges Y. Huang and Project Director Lito Beltran, to pay their last respects to the master portraitist. Photo shows Photographer Vic Sison viewing the remains of his fallen colleague. Photo by Chris Malinao.

 

Remembering Toch in one of his last portraiture lectures. Photo by Butch Bandolon, Batch 8 2009.

Remembering Toch in one of his last portraiture lectures. Photo by Butch Bandolon, Batch 8 2009.

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