Antonio A Castillo, of Yakima, was called to heaven on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the young age of 48 years due to a tragic accident in Yakima.

He was born June 26, 1963 in Cualcoman, Mexico. He was a welder in the Yakima Valley.

Antonio was a loving Catholic son, husband and most of all a father. He loved life and most of all he loved his family.

He was hardworking, responsible and always willing to lend a helping hand.

Antonio loved to be outdoors, an adventurer who enjoyed fishing and taking trips to the mountains and ocean with his family.

Antonio was a very active man, who loved soccer, running and riding his bike.

He made the best BBQ meat, delicious blackberry cobbler and enjoyed cooking on holidays.

Words cannot express how special he was or how much he will be missed and needed.

Antonio is survived by the love of his life of 31 years, Maria Castillo; his eight children; Claudia Castillo, 27, Antonio Castillo, 26, Teresa Castillo, 22, Maria Castillo, 18, Guadalupe Castillo, 10, Miguel Castillo, eight, Fatima Castillo, six, and baby J. Castillo, eight months; eight grandchildren; his mother, Altagracia Castillo; and many siblings.

He will always be loved and he will never be forgotten. We love you, Dad.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Castillo; and many siblings.

Visitation will be held Thursday Sept. 29, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside, followed by an overnight vigil from 9 p.m. till Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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