Doreza, Esmeraldo

February 28, 1949 - January 7th, 2019

Esmeraldo “Essy” Doreza traveled to his heavenly home on Monday, January 7th, 2019. He was devoted to his family and his strong belief in God supported him and his wife Pat, while battling brain cancer.

He was born in Iloilo, Philippines on February 28th, 1949 to Primo and

Lilia (Guevera) Doreza. He earned his civil engineer degree at St Thomas

University. After college he entertained our Vietnam troops for several

years in Manilla. This brought him great pleasure. After coming to the US

he played with the Vic Dana Band traveling across the whole country entertaining thousands. After settling in Paducah, Kentucky he entertained at Stacey's Supper Club till they closed then at the pub at the Executive Inn till their closure. His musical abilities are astonishing!

Essy was blessed with a large loving family all across the states, Canada

and the Philippines. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pat, a daughter Maranda Doreza, a step son Chad (Christy) Patterson of Orange Beach, Alabama and one granddaughter Carly Lou Patterson also of Orange

Beach, Alabama. Rex (Mae) Doreza his brother from Las Vegas, Nevada and Mar (Bella) Doreza of the Philippines. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Primo and Lilia Doreza, his older brother Dr. Edsel Doreza and his sister Rosalinda (Doreza) Dizon.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Paxton Park Golf Course.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Published 12:00 AM, Wednesday Jan. 09, 2019
Updated 02:04 PM, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019

Hughes Funeral Home

Hughes Funeral Home
2975 Old Husbands Road Paducah, KY 42003-9604

Phone:(270) 415-1885