It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Anthony Gastelo of Porterville, CA on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 41. Anthony was born to Benny Jr. and Terry Gastelo on January 8, 1973.
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Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Landmark Christian Center. A service will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 10:00 AM at Landmark Christian Center. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Anthony was our "Heaven" sent special child who was loved by all. Anyone who came across him was greeted with a high five. He truly accomplished a lot for being a child with special needs, such as school for the blind at Berkley, swimming in the Special Olympics and meeting and being awarded a medal by Gold Medalist himself, Rafer Johnson in 1993. He also attended Porterville Workshop B Mod program with a wonderful family for many years.
Anthony taught us so much in his own special way. He enjoyed the simple care free things life has to offer, such as, listening to music, going for car rides, sitting outside enjoying the weather, rain or shine, pushing the carts at the stores, cereal, popcorn, McDonalds, m&ms, his gloves and his toys.
Anthony left us surrounded by lots of love. He is preceded in death by his father, Benny Gastelo Jr., grandfather, Ruben Levario and sister, Elena Gastelo. He is survived by his mother, Teresa "Terry" Gastelo; sisters, Erin and brother in law, Nick Gonzalez, Lisa Gastelo and brother in law, Michael Sisneroz; nephews, Markus, Eithan and Xander; nieces, Ava, Anisa and Audrena, all of Porterville. He is also survived by grandparents, Benny and Cutie Gastelo of Goshen, Lot and Josie Bairstow of Hanford and many loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
To sign the family guest book or send condolences, go to www.myersfuneral.com. Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.
Myers Funeral Service and Crematory
248 North E Street
Porterville, CA 93257
Published in The Porterville Recorder on May 13, 2014