Ernesto Castillo

Obituary of Ernesto Castillo

Ernesto Castillo, 101, of New Cumberland and formerly of Steelton, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Frey Village Retirement Center, Middletown.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, Stationed in Panama from March 1941 - August 1945; was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steelton.

Ernesto resided in Steelton, from the early 1950's until they moved to Frey Village in 2011. He was the son of the late Ramon and Rosa Diaz Castillo and was the widower of Guillermina Soto Castillo, to whom he was married for 72 years. He is survived by his loving children, Wilson Castillo and wife Anastatia, New Cumberland, Frances Asberry, Colonial Park, Divina Hoch, Lawnton, James Castillo, Colonial Park, Virgenmina Castillo, Susquehanna Twp., Edwin Castillo and wife Louise, Lebanon, Miguel Antonio Castillo and wife Mary Beth, Steelton; his daughter-in-law, Angela Castillo, New Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Ernesto Castillo, Jr., and son-in-law, Olen M. Asberry.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 33 North Second Street, Steelton, with the Rev. Tonya Eza, Pastor, Officiating. Burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, with full military honors. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in his church. Arrangements by Wiedeman Funeral Home, Steelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Frey Village Retirement Center, 1020 North Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.