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Obituary: Matt Castillo, 2010 Graduate of Temple City High School Passes Away

by Castillo Family

Temple City

Matt Castillo, 22, passed away at his San Gabriel home on July 1 due to undisclosed conditions. Matt was a student at Pasadena City College, and was recently accepted to California State University, Northridge where he was expected to be an English – Creative Writing major. In 2010, he graduated from Temple City High School and was a member of Temple City’s Marching Band, Jazz Band, Stage Crew, freshman baseball and Comedy Sportz programs. He was a 5-year member of the Native Sons of the Golden West Rio Hondo Parlor 294, where he actively participated in a headstone restoration project at Savannah Memorial Park in Rosemead. At one time, Matt wrote a film review column for this newspaper. He attended St. Luke’s School in the 4th and 5th grades, transferred to Cloverly School and then graduated from Oak Avenue Jr. High School. Matt participated in Temple City AYSO leagues and Temple City American Little League. He is survived by his father, Joe Castillo, his mother, Lupe Heredero, his brother Joey Castillo, numerous relatives and friends. He will be remembered for his ability to make people laugh, his sense of humor, his love of games and his drive to succeed. His services are pending, contact Pierce Brother Mortuary at 626-287-0595 or San Gabriel Mission at 626-457-3035 for further information.

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