Honoring the Life and Service of Former Mayor Vicente Ignacio Aguonby Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo
Posted on 2013-02-04
in the house of representatives
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service
of Vicente Ignacio Aguon, the former Mayor of the village of Chalan
Pago-Ordot, Guam. Vicente was born on July 6, 1939, to the late Jose
Manglona Aguon and Emperatriz Cruz Ignacio Aguon. He married Pacita
Baza Aguon and had seven children. Vicente passed away on January 21,
2013, at the age of 73.
Vicente attended Chalan Pago Elementary and graduated from George Washington Senior High School. He then went on to graduate from the National Technical School in Inglewood, California and the Harcourt Learning Direct in Hotel Management. Additionally Vicente studied Electrical Engineering at Guam Community College and he completed seminars from Chicago Technical College in Building Construction.
Vicente was a dedicated public servant. From 1965-1985 he worked for the Guam Department of Public Works as an Electrical and Refrigeration Technician, Construction Inspector, Construction Inspector supervisor, construction Project Manager, and Acting Engineer. In 1986, he moved to the Guam Legislature and was a Legislative Consultant for the [[Page E84]] 18th and 19th Guam Legislature under the Rules Committee. He also served as the manager of the Tumon Village Complex from 1991-1995.
In 2000, Vicente was elected Mayor of Chalan Pago-Ordot. He paid particular attention to the wellbeing of the people of Chalan Pago- Ordot by voicing their concerns. When Vicente was not serving the people of Chalan Pago-Ordot he volunteered his free time as a Parish Council Member of Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church. He also volunteered as Assistant State Commissioner for Guam Babe Ruth Baseball, and he was a Municipal Planning Council Member at the Chalan Pago-Ordot Community.
Vicente will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I extend my condolences to his wife Pacita Baza Aguon, his family and loved ones, including his children, Peter, Frances, Vicente, Raymond, Anthony, Josephine, and Beatrice.