Julian Castillo & Daniella Suarez

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  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, April 12, 2018

Julian Castillo & Daniella Suarez

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Mikayla Bisceglia

April 13, 2018

I loved Julian so much. He was such a goof ball. I got to know him while going on the Mexico mission trip and I'm so glad I did. I remember while in Mexico he fell up the stairs, yes up the stairs, and cut his shins. He had to go to the hospital to get stiches. As he was waiting to get help in the living room he was still cracking jokes with us and making us laugh. When he got back from the hospital hours later, we went shopping and he bought a cane and called himself a cripple. When it was time to leave we snuck him into our van to see if he could come home with us. He tried to hide to be able to be with his friends. I swear you could hear "JULIAAAANNNNN" Comiing from mr. Pendleys mouth miles away. He was such a sweet heart. I will miss him dearly. I'm sure he is making everyone laugh in heaven.

Amy Pesavento

April 13, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family Carmenza. I will always remember Julian's bright smile in the halls at CCA. May God grant you peace that transcends all understanding.

Aly Cunningham

April 12, 2018

Im so proud to say I was a friend of Julian. I remember one of the first times I was talking to Julian, he gave me a big hug, and told me I looked pretty. Thats the kind of person he was. He had a huge heart, and loved everyone. He always made me laugh and smile. Julian had an amazing impact on my life, and I'll miss him so much.

Rola Saad

April 12, 2018

I cannot imagine the sorrow both parents and family are going through.
Words cannot express my feelings.
Julian will be remembered and will stay in our hearts forever.
I ask God to give you strength and patience.
Fly Little angel!

Ronnie White

April 12, 2018

I will always remember Julian as the kid that could light up a room no matter the time or scenario. He could be working on math homework for 3-4 hours and on hour three make the room laugh. Julian has taught me not to stress about the small stuff. He was such a bundle of joy and a pleasure to always be around. He will always be missed.

Elizabeth Merino

April 11, 2018

Aveses no sabemos la voluntad del señor y no encontramos explicacion ante tanto dolor pero el señor aveses nesesita personitas tan marabiyosas que aveses el señor requiere de ellas y es algo que no alcanzamos a comprender solo el tiene la respuesta Dios le fortalezca y de su mano no le soltará señora Carmen señor williams Dios les bendiga

Bibiana LUNA

April 11, 2018

Bibiana LUNA

April 11, 2018

Bibiana LUNA

April 11, 2018

lucero sierra

April 11, 2018

Querido julian, aunque compartí poco contigo marcaste mi corazón con tu sonrisa y forma de ser extrovertida, aun recuerdo un juego en navidad que compartimos en familia con ustedes donde se ganaba y se perdía constantemente y llorabas mucho porque querías la tarjeta de música que yo había ganado, fue duro para mi no dártela en su momento, pero con estas pequeñas cosas aprendiste cuando se debe ganar y cuando perder. Quiero que donde estés mi pequeño julian sepas que Las personas con las que compartiste tu vida, fueron marcadas y aunque ya no estas entre nosotros tu sonrisa contagiosa siempre permanecerá mi corazón.


To Julian Javier Castillo, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Julian, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. With just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Julian really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

Julian was born on January 16, 2003 at Morgantown University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. His parents were William and Carmenza. Julian was raised in Morgantown and Las Vegas. Even as a child, Julian had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

Always a good playmate, Julian was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Julian managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Julian was raised with his cousin Daniella who he considered his sister.

All of Julian's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Julian experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in swimming and tennis. In his spare time he liked drawing and painting.

Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Julian was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Julian simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Julian, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Julian's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite classes in high school were Drama, Biology and History. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mrs. Collings.

Julian never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Julian to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Julian delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Julian was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Julian utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were Alex Freizer, Matthew Risher, Jared Staal, Joey Brown, Josh Abraham and Ricky Mogollon. Later in life, he became friends with Paige, Ciara, Sophia, Jack and Aaron. Julian loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

Julian felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Julian loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Julian relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Julian never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Julian Fenced. Julian was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Top on his list was football.

Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Julian recognized that his faith was important to him throughout his life. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Living life in the fast lane suited Julian just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included going to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and an Alaskan Cruise.

Julian was a lover of animals and cherished his pets, enjoying them almost as much as he enjoyed being around other people. One of Julian's favorites was English Bulldog Champion and Hamster Mr. Baxter. They were best friends for He had Champion for 10 years and Mr. Baxter for 1 year. Lizards.

Julian brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Julian Javier Castillo lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.

Daniella Suarez:
She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Daniella was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

She was the daughter of Solongel. Daniella was raised in Cali, Columbia. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Daniella was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Daniella's personality throughout her life.

As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Daniella was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Daniella was always tactful. One thing Daniella will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Daniella had a number of interests and was an active child. Daniella took part in futbol, swimming and basketball.

For Daniella, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Daniella was also adept at details. Daniella was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Miami FL High School in 2011. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

College can be a challenge, but Daniella appeared to be well equipped to succeed. She had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around her. Daniella had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Daniella enjoyed using the skills she'd already learned and applying them to new courses. She knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. She was working on her bachelors in special education. Her favorite courses were Spanish and literature. Daniella earned her Associate's Degree.

There was one thing that all of Daniella's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Daniella was such a popular person throughout her life. But Daniella was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Daniella was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Daniella was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Daniella was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Daniella was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Daniella made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Serena Alvarado, Daniela Sequeira, Jessica Soll and boyfriend Andrew Reece.

Taking her work seriously came naturally to Daniella, and she expected the same from those around her. Daniella was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Daniella was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Daniella handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was a preschool teacher. She was employed at Victoria's Secret and Miami Dade College. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

A methodical woman, Daniella enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were traveling and taking pictures.

Daniella was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Daniella was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Daniella played futbol (soccer), swimming and basketball. In her college years, Daniella continued to stay active by playing futbol (soccer) and swimming. Recreational sports included futbol (soccer). Daniella also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were futbol (soccer).

Her high moral standards and traditional values served Daniella well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

Not only did Daniella enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included Columbia.

Daniella was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Her family was rounded out by her hampster.

Daniella was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Daniella was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind.