Elena Umih, 71, of Union, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 8, 2020. Visiting hours at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave. in Union will be held on Friday, January 10 from 4 to 8pm. There will be a prayer service at 7pm during the visitation.
Born in Bicol, Philippines, the daughter of Gregorio and Josephina (Villadolid) Rastrullo, Elena came to the United States in 2004. First settling in Jersey City, she had lived in Union since 2005. Elena attended Rizal Technical College in Manila. In her younger years, she was an elite volleyball spiker and participated in the Asian Games. Elena worked as a volleyball and swim instructor for Milo Inc. She loved cooking, gardening and flowers.
Elena was the beloved wife of 46 years to Kemalpasa. She was the loving mother of Kemelyn Falotico and her husband Daniel, Umilyn Tarlac and her husband George, Kim Aissa Baltazar and her husband Oliver, Ellenaissa Umih and her husband Marck Suanes, and Kemalpasa Umih, Jr.. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth Salonga, Allen Jacob Baltazar, Charlee Adrianne Tarlac, Khloe Umih Baltazar, and Gabrielle Umih Suanes as well as all the Rastrullo siblings.