Angelino Bonilla Acoba

Loving father, grandfather and husband Angelino (Tony) Bonilla Acoba passed away in his sleep in the comfort of his home on October 31st. He was born in Vintar, Illocos Norte and became a citizen of the US in 1967. His school years were spent in Kahlihi on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. He moved to Oregon in 1977 and never wanted to leave.

Angelino is survived by his partner and wife of 35 years, Jana Acoba; beloved daughter Kaila (Matthew) Baines; beloved son Joshua Acoba; adored granddaughter Korra Baines; sister Remy (Steven) Dumbrigue; brothers Edwin (Julie) Acoba and Nestor Acoba; as well as his many and much loved nieces and nephews both in Hawaii and those here in Oregon.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Cassimira, and father, Nicasio.

Angelino spent 30 years as a carmen and foreman at Union Pacific Railroad, having to start an early retirement due to impeding health issues. He spent much of his retirement in the outdoors camping and fishing the banks of the Columbia. When he wasn’t fishing, or spending time at the beach with his wife, he was spending his time playing make believe games and reading with his granddaughter and telling her she was full of green cheese!

Angelino was an enormously loved husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was always full of laughter and generosity and wouldn’t think twice about helping out those he loved, family or friends.

A formal viewing will be at Columbia Funeral Home this week and a celebration of life will be announced by the family at a later date. To be informed of the specific times and dates of either event, please contact his wife Jana at If you wish to make a donation to help the family with this unexpected loss and funeral arrangements, please contact Jana Morton Acoba via Facebook pay, or contact her at

The family is gratefully overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for this special man.

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