Francisco Reyes Castaneda

April 27, 1924January 11, 2019

On Friday, January 11, 2019, Francisco Reyes Castañeda, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away at age 94 at his home surrounded by family.

Francisco was born on April 27, 1924, in Los Angels, California. He was preceded in death by his son Juan Francisco and his sister Betty and her husband Armando. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Esperanza; his children Olga, Jaime, Ricardo, Hector and Guadalupe; his nieces Karen, Pam, and Lisa; his in-laws Rudy, Nora, Loralea and Efrain; his grandchildren Denise, Joshua, Francine, Alexandra, Cristian, Cassie, Elise and Caleb; and his great grandchildren Francesca, Vivian, Penelope and Joseph.

Francisco was a dedicated husband, committed father, and easy-going grandfather and great grandfather. He loved baseball and as a young man played amateur baseball in Los Angles and Mexico. He worked as a master brick mason throughout his career and dedicated his retirement years to his countless woodworking projects. His favorite pass times included collecting toy classic cars, watching Astros and Dodger baseball, assembling complex puzzles, and listening to big band music and Latin love songs.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Francisco Reyes Castaneda

have a memory or condolence to add?

Loralea McManus Castaneda

January 13, 2019

I want everyone to know that Frank( Francisco) was such a special father in law. I enjoyed so much over the years the special times and conversations we shared. Two of my favorite conversations over all were about his playing baseball,his love for the game, and his time spent working on the railroad as a young man. I will forever treasure the very special hand made and hand craved gifts he made for us over the years. We shared a couple of special things in common from the beginning, we both had the state of California as our place of birth and the love of the great voice and songs of Vicente Fernandez, and most of all the love of his son Hector. Thank you Frank for all you did in so may ways. As I have always told you I love you. Frank you will be missed, but I know you are in a much better place with our Lord Jesus Christ. With Love and Respect Loralea Castaneda