August Joseph Candela
July 24, 1927 – October 31, 2018
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, August Joseph Candela, 91 passed away on October 31, 2018 after a long illness. August, fondly known as “Gus” was born in Houston, Texas on July 24, 1927 to Nicolo and Mamie Candela. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1945, served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II and worked at First City National Bank for 39 years. August married the love of his life, Ann Riley on March 2, 1957 and together they started their family. His parents, Nicolo and Mamie Candela, brother Charles Candela and grandson Anthony Candela preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ann, four children and their spouses, Elaine Lindgren (Mike), Nick Candela (Ay Lan), Chris Candela (Lisa) and Philip Candela (Misty), brother Nick Candela and sister Margaret LoCascio. He will lovingly be remembered by his 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gus was a long time member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to Coffee and Donuts after Mass, the Tuesday morning Coffee Club and family gatherings where he always had a joke or a funny story to tell. Gus’s legacy was his family. He loved us and we loved him.
A prayer service and visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 5p.m. at Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek, 9149 Hwy 6 N., Houston, TX. A celebration of Gus’s life will be held at Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Rd, Houston, TX 77065 on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
Those who so desire may make a memorial donation in memory of August to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (stjude.org), Cypress Assistance Ministries (cypressassistance.org)or Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church Capitol Fund (ctrcc).
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Peter 5:10
- Gathering and Prayers Sunday, November 11, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 12, 2018
- Interment with Military Honors Tuesday, November 13, 2018
August Joseph Candela
November 10, 2018
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Mary Nichole Candela England
November 9, 2018
I am so sorry to hear that my dear Uncle August passed away. He was such a sweet man who loved being among his family and friends. I always looked forward to seeing him and hearing his stories from the past (he had an amazing memory and such sage advice) and his jokes always made me laugh. My last memory of him was when he, Aunt Ann, Elaine and Mike took me to a lovely lunch with my parents before I moved to Palo Alto and he had his veterans cap on. Several people stopped to shake his hand, welcome the good solider home and thank him for his service. He was so humble about hearing the gratitude but seemed very touched by the sentiment. What a great man...he will be missed.
Nick and Rosalie Candela
November 8, 2018
We are saddened by the loss of August. He was truly a wonderful brother. He was also a loving husband, Dad, son and friend. We will always remember his kindness , generosity and interest in everyone he encountered. This world has lost a truly wonderful person. We are sad and we will surely miss him but heaven rejoices as August receives his reward for living such a remarkable life. We love you August.
Nick and Rosalie
November 3, 2018
It has been an honor for me have had such a kind, generous, talented man in my life. I am greatful that Gus was my father in law and he will be missed beyond measure. As time starts to heal our grief, our family can rejoice knowing the peace he now has resting in the arms for our Lord.
November 3, 2018
Daddy, I am going to miss you so much. I am going to miss our lunches at Luby’s and our Tuesday night dinners at La Hacienda. I am going to miss stories of your childhood and telling me how to say things in Italian. I am going to miss you telling me the plots of old movies from the 30’s and 40’s and listening to you play the harmonica. I am going to miss your blue eyes and your smile. But most of all, I am going to miss you being here when I come to the house. I will always love you. Your daughter, Elaine.
October 31, 2018
Don't think of August as gone away - -
his journey's just begun:
life holds so many facets - -
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost - -
and August was loved so much.
Harold & Barbara Lindgren