After 6 years of courageous battle with cancer, Pelagia Teodoro-Castillo (fondly called Peling), finally succumbed to the disease. Surrounded by her family, relatives and friends, Peling peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 26th at 5:20 PM.
Born on May 4, 1948, in Nagcarlan, Laguna, Pelling is survived by her mother, Nanay Nellie, husband Eduardo Castillo; children: Pamela C. Rolda, Lord Edward, Nathaniel Von, Fritzi C. Trinidad, Lovely C. de Guzman, and Apple; sons-in-law: Lance Rolda, Jun Trinidad, and Ryan de Guzman; daughters-in-law: Rosalie Rosales and Analyn de Leon, and grandchildren, sisters-in-law Ester Gopez, Tending Gahite, Pacie Ramos, Aggie Castillo and Lolit Anacta; brothers-in-law Sorio Gahite, Willie Ramos, Mel Castillo and Bobby Anacta.
Peling met Eduardo (Dado) while teaching in Cavinti Elementary School in the early 70′s. They got married on July 29,1972. and has been blessed with 6 children and 9 grandchildren. Sadly she died 3 days short of their 40th wedding anniversary.
On July 20,1993, Dado and Peling immigrated to the USA with their children and settled in Fairfield, California. With high hopes of achieving the great American dreams like every immigrant does, they settled in Fairfield, California with Dado’s siblings: Willie and Pacie Ramos, the late Nita C. Lubuguin, and Lolit and Bobby Anacta.
Everything seemed going well with their new life; Dado and Peling landed into their jobs, the children attended university, finished their courses and got married, but in 2006 tragedy struck the family – Peling was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Undaunted Peling faced the inevitable and with the strongest determination, she was ready to fight the diseasse.
The last 6 years of Peling’s life was not easy; it was a continuing battle and struggles. Determined to live longer and keeping her spirit intact, Peling kept telling her doctor to do what ever is necessary, notwithstanding pains and the side effects of chemotherapy and other drugs meant to halt the progress of and cure the cancer.
All these times, Peling continued to attend to her work as a Program Assistant in the military personnel Day Care Centre at Travis Airforce Base in Fairfield. That’s what Peling had been as a wife, mother and grandmother: hard worker, courageous and a fighter up to her last breath.
PLEASE LET US PRAY FOR HER JOURNEY TO HEAVEN’S GATE AND FOR THE REPOSE OF HER SOUL
The body will lie in estate at Fairfield Funeral Home, 170 Pensylvania Ave., Fairfield, California
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 31 – August 1, 2012 – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Funeral Memorial Services
Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:30 PM Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 North Texas St, Fairfield, California
Last Rites and Burial:
Saturday, August 4, 2012 – From Fairfield the remians will be brought to Los Angeles, California all the way to Forest Lawn Cemetery at 6300 Forest Drive, LA. Internment is at 2:00 PM Forest Lawn Cemetery, Site: View of Hope – Lot #2387