American Patriotic 10

Bernardo Bolosan Castillo

July 31, 1926 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 94)


At his home, on a quiet late afternoon on May 16, 2021, Bernardo Bolosan Castillo reached his journey of nearly 95 years.  Bernardo was married to the late Annie (Apolinaria Duterte) Castillo and raised 3 children, Dorene (Tony) Frey, June Tada and the late Patrick Castillo.    Throughout his years, Bernardo loved the outdoors and shared this love with his family.  He created memories with many planned and spontaneous activities, weekend campings and shoreline fishing and crabbing.  In his later years, his daughters gave him some of their own and took him annually to Oama and Trout fishing.

As grandfathers do, he proudly watched his grandchildren Channing Tada and Kimberly Tada grow to adulthood and was delighted when his great grandchildren, Shaun Paglinawan and MacKenzie Enriquez visited.   Bernardo was one of 6 brothers and is survived by the youngest, Alpidio (Shirley) Castillo of Milolii on Hawaii Island.

Bernardo served his county in the US Army, receiving an Honorable Discharge.  He then worked for Kauai Coca Cola Company.  He attended night classes for automotive mechanics while working for Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Company.  During this employment, he was hired as part‐timer for Louis Rego Trucking Company as a journey and heavy equipment mechanic which sometimes took him deep into the heart of Kauai.   He retired from Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Company and McBryde Sugar Plantation Company.

Private services were held on July 8, 2021 at the Kauai Memorial Gardens where the last of Bernardo’s wishes was fulfilled.  Together Bernardo and Annie were inurned side‐by‐side in eternity.

Bernardo’s family wishes to thank everyone for their expressions of love and support.  It is especially comforting that in his waning years, Bernardo received highly skilled personal care from his team of devoted care‐givers, Dr. Kheng and from VA’s Home Based Health Care nurses

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