CARLOS "DANNY" CASTRUITA
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Born on February 1, 1932 in San Bernardino, Danny passed away August 5, 2012, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velia; and 3 children: Elizabeth Malpass and husband Ken, of Taree, Australia; Luci and husband Michael Aldaco of El Cerrito; Ron and wife Sylvia of Yucaipa. Danny's son Chuck preceded him in death. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Thomas and Bryan Malpass of Australia, Miguel Aldaco of Washington D.C., Natalia and Nico Aldaco of El Cerrito: Matt Laumer of Riverside; Nathan and Grace Castruita of Beaumont, and their mother, Sharon Laumer; Victor Bolin of Hawaii; Luke Pfeiffer of Yucaipa; and one great-grandchild, Cristina L. Martinez Aldaco of El Cerrito. He is also survived by brother Gene Castruita of Highland. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a USPS mail carrier for 32 years. He was also an active member of the San Bernardino Knights of Columbus for many years. Rosary will be Monday, August 13 at 6 p.m. and funeral services will be Tuesday, August 14 at 11 a.m., both at Mark B. Shaw Mortuary (1525 North Waterman Avenue, SB), with interment following at Mountain View Cemetery.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Aug. 10, 2012