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Sally Macanlalay Dela Cruz

Sally Macanlalay Dela Cruz

Oct 28, 1942 - Dec 25, 2023

Sally Macanlalay Dela Cruz - Obituary


ally Macanlalay Dela Cruz of Fort Washington, 81, passed away on Christmas Day peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Cesar Dela Cruz. She is also survived by her children, Sidney, Jennifer, and Erwin Dela Cruz; son-in-law Anthony Manuel; grandchildren, Jenaya, Nevaeh, Veronica, Adam, Marlie, and Jada; and siblings, Luis Macanlalay (Tezy), David Macanlalay (Pat), and Luisa Macanlalay. She joins her eldest daughter, Vanessa Manuel, in Heaven. Sally was born in Calasiao, Pangasinan, Philippines and was the daughter of Vitaliano Macanlalay and Virginia Domagas. She graduated college from Philippines Normal University in 1965 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education and began work as a teacher. She married her husband, Cesar, in 1966 and soon after moved to the United States where he was stationed. They eventually settled in Fort Washington, Maryland, in 1980 where they raised their four children. For the majority of Sally’s career, she worked at Pepco (Exelon) in Washington, D.C., where she retired as a Distribution Designer after serving over 40 years. Sally enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially back home to the Philippines. She loved being out and about and spending time with her family and friends. Sally took pride and joy watching her children and grandchildren grow up, and woke up grateful each day for having lived a long and full life. Relatives and friends are invited to Sally's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 12 p.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD. Interment will be held privately at a later date.