FORMER College of Nursing dean Natalia Maralit died on Nov. 6 following a lingering illness. She was 89. 

Her death was confirmed to the Varsitarian by her daughter, Margaret. 

“Mom was a disciplinarian and expected things to be done at a high standard,” Margaret said. “At the same time, she was loving, loyal, and fiercely protective.”

“I can’t speak [of] her legacy as a dean, but she was the family trendsetter who inspired an entire family and multiple generations of nurses who followed in her footsteps,” she added. 

Maralit earned her bachelor’s degree at the UST College of Nursing in 1956. 

She served as Nursing dean from 1995 to 2000. 

In a Facebook post, the College of Nursing remembered Maralit as a “dedicated leader, mentor, and a driving force in advancing nursing education.” 

“Her impact on our institution and the field of nursing is immeasurable,” the post read. 

UST also honored Maralit for her “long years of service and leadership” to the University in a separate Facebook post

Maralit’s wake will be held from Nov. 8 to 10 at the Holy Trinity Memorial Chapels in Paranaque. 

A necrological Mass and service will be held on Nov. 10. 

Her family has yet to announce the details of the interment. 


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