Reynaldo Subala Aldana

Reynaldo Subala Aldana

January 14, 1944 - May 16, 2020
Irvine California

Reynaldo Subala Aldana

January 14, 1944 - May 16, 2020
Irvine California


On Saturday, May 16, 2020, Reynaldo Aldana, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at age 76 in Irvine, California.

Reynaldo Subala Aldana was born on January 14, 1944 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines to Pedro and Leonor Aldana. He received his associate degree from Feati University in Manila, Philippines. He joined the United States Navy in San Diego, CA in 1974 and retired on November 1, 1999 at NAS Rota, Spain, after serving for 25 years. He continued on as a Navy fleet reserve for six years. He was on various overseas tours, including the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Nimitz. On December 30, 1967, he married Teresa Aldana. They raised three sons, Asser (Ace), Benes, Charles, and one daughter, Maria Fatima. He also shared much joy for his five lovely grandchildren, Ehrik & Faith (27), Luka (16), Noah (15), and Skye (6).

Reynaldo had a passion for helping people and organizing events. He was a dedicated Masonic brother and active Knights of Columbus member. He also led the Fil-Am community organization as President at several military duty stations, which included Oak Harbor, WA, Adak, AK, and Rota, Spain. He loved cooking, fishing, woodworking, and home renovations. He also had a strong interest in raising Koi fish. His passion for connecting people together shows in all of the trips he organized for his community while living in Rota, Spain. His favorite dish to cook was paella. He was known for his friendliness, his infectious laugh, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was always there for his children and family. He also dedicated his time raising his family of Yorkshire Terrier dogs, Julius, Liesel, Zena and Zoey.

Reynaldo was preceded in death by his father, Pedro, and his mother, Leonor. He is survived by his wife Teresa, his four children, Asser (Ace), Benes, Charles, and Maria Fatima, his brothers Ambrosio aka Uncle Boy & Nonito Aldana aka Uncle Baby, daughters-in-law Louise Aldana Warwick & Rowena Sevilla-Aldana, several brother- and sisters-in-law, along with cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also remembered by his loving friends who he has shared memories with from around the globe.

Due to COVID-19, a virtual viewing/memorial service will be held on Monday, June 1st, 2020 between 2-4 pm. If you would like to participate, please send your email address to Funeral mass will be at St. John Neumann in Irvine, CA on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. Burial services will follow at Green Hills Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Flowers, cards, and donations may be sent to:
Teresa Aldana
124 Cadence
Irvine, CA 92618



  • Date & Time: June 01, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 02, 2020 (8:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. John Neumann Catholic Church
  • Location: 5101 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 02, 2020 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Green Hills Memorial Park
  • Location: 27501 S. Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 - (Get Directions)

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27 responses to Reynaldo Subala Aldana

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  1. Ace says:

    Dad, I feel your love and presence more than ever. I am comforted knowing that you are in good hands and now eternally at peace. I will cherish all that you taught me and the memories made with you. Your generosity with everyone you’ve met in this life’s journey will live in our hearts forever. I am proud to be your son. Until our reunion, I salute you for a life well lived. I love you.

  2. Billy Arbas says:

    Brother Rey,

    Shipmate! Thank you for your service and keeping our country safe and secured. Your legacy will live on forever because of all the Sailors you mentored and trained and all the people you have touched throughout your life. You are relieved. May you rest in peace. We have the watch!

    1. Our deepest condolences n prayers. Eternal rest grand unto your soul and let perpetual light shine upon you, Kong Rene. May your soul rest in eternal peace… Amen.

  3. Cathryn says:

    Rest in peace Rey. Will treasure memories of my stay at your home when Charles and Lou got married. Your hospitality and kindness will always be remembered.

    1. I pray for your eternal soul brother Rey. May our Holy Father welcome you into ever lasting life. I also pray for your beautiful family whom shall find peace in knowing that you are now beside our father in heaven.

      To the Aldana family. My name is Chris Ortiz, and I am from Costa Mesa, CA. I am also a Navy Sailor like our brother Rey. Please let me know if you need honors services or even just someone in uniform to be present. I’m here for you all.

      1. Maria says:

        “Hi Christopher,

        Thank you for your message. This is Rey’s daughter. I’d like to find out if it’s possible to organize honor services for the burial. Please reach out if possible. Thank you. or my email is

  4. Clareich says:

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. He will not be forgotten. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  5. Kong Rey you will be miss tremendously. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts the generosity, friendship, love and care you have shared to the Vasquez family -we will treasure these forever.

    Love and prayers,

    Joe and Winnie

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