Dr. Marino Santulan Tulao, a native of Cavite, Philippines, and resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Marino graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines with a medical degree in 1972. He completed a General Psychiatry Residency at University of Tennessee-Memphis. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. During Marino’s training in Memphis, he volunteered psychiatric services to the pediatric patients of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He was a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Prior to his retirement, Marino worked throughout the Southeast, and ultimately finished his extensive career at the Baldwin County Mental Health Center (AltaPointe).
Dr. Tulao was an avid runner, participating and competing in numerous half and full marathons. He was an excellent cook, and loved to share his passion for food with those around him. Marino was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, where he volunteered his time cleaning the church, as well as volunteering with Vacation Bible School. He loved his morning walks along Mobile Bay and enjoyed spending his free time always surrounded by family and friends. Above all, his generosity and quiet kindness were felt by everyone around him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Juanito and Concepcion Tulao, and brother, Felicito Tulao.
Marino will be loved and held in the heart of his wife of fifty years, Emma Farrales Tulao; daughter, Vanessa Pacheco (Antonio) of Mobile, Alabama; granddaughter, Kate Elyss Tulao Pacheco; siblings, Norberto Tulao, Rodelia Quiling, Segundina Cayetano, Wilfredo Tulao, and Virgilio Tulao.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of the caregivers of Dr. Tulao: Jodi Bautista, Leila Mayfield, Charlene Clarida, Jhounita Burden, and Geta Sayler.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on 370 S. Section St., Fairhope, Alabama at 10:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment is at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Columbarium at 12:00 noon.
Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.