Mr. Luis A. Castillo, 83, a resident of the East End neighborhood of Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal life late Wednesday evening in the Meade Street Skilled Nursing unit of Allied Services, Wilkes-Barre.
Born March 11, 1937 in Lima, Peru, he was a son to the late Luis and Amalia (Castaneda) Castillo. He was educated in the Peruvian schools prior to his family's immigration to the United States, settling in New Jersey. Mr. Castillo later furthered his education by taking college courses in New York City towards learning computers and later in New Jersey in the study of accounting.
Until his retirement in 1995, Mr. Castillo worked eight years as a warehouse forklift operator for the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Corporation, (3M) in Parsippany, New Jersey. Prior to that, he worked for the Alaskan pipeline and in hotel and restaurant management in Alaska for several years.
In his spare time, Mr. Castillo was an avid and talented painter of oils and watercolors. He is best remembered as being a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family. His presence will be forever missed by all those he touched in this life.
He and his wife, the former Linda J. Montanez, celebrated fifty-eight years of married life together on October 4 of last year.
Luis was recently preceded in death by a son, Mr. James P. Castillo on May 11, 2015.
Left to cherish his memory in addition to his beloved wife Linda at home, are the couples sons, Luis F. Castillo and his wife Lisa of Phoenix, AZ; Frank I Castillo and his companion June Svetlovsky of Stamford, CT; Mickey R. Castillo, of Wilkes-Barre; Grandson, Justin Castillo of Pittston; Brothers and Sister, Albert Castillo and his wife Damaris of Mount Pocono; Elizabeth Ochoa and her husband Carlos of Lima, Peru; Joseph Castillo and his wife Verna of Las Vega, NV; Half brothers and sister; Luis Castillo and his wife Hilda of Patterson, NJ; Olga Pas of Parsippany, NJ; and Hector Castillo of Patterson, NJ; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Memorial funeral services for Mr. Castillo will be announced at a future date from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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