Emily Phyllis Castiglione Lin
1922 - 2021
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LIN, Emily Phyllis Castiglione 1922 - 2020 Known for her style and easy manner, Emily Phyllis Castiglione Lin, formerly of Dallas, Texas died unexpectedly in Houston just before Christmas. Emily had moved from Dallas to Houston in 2016 to be near family, after the death of her beloved husband, Donald Jui-Ling Lin. Emily was the youngest of three children, and the only daughter of Italian immigrant, Francis Castiglione and Brooklyn, New York born, Olive Castle. She grew up near her extended family in New Jersey and California. Emily served in the US Navy as a Mark 3 & 4 Gunnery Trainer at the Naval Training Station, Bronx, New York and the Naval Operator Training School on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California during World War II. She earned an MA in Journalism at the University of Missouri in Colombia, Missouri where she met her husband. In later years she also earned an MS in Library Science from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas and worked as the Corporate Librarian for Liquid Paper in Dallas prior to its merger with the Gillette Corporation. Emily was an excellent cook and a master gardener who often incorporated vegetables freshly picked from her large organic garden in family meals. She loved bridge, reading and traveling the world with her husband. She was a lifelong environmentalist. A child of the depression, she was master of the household budget, sewing clothing for her young children and making homemade bread and yogurt long before it became hip. Her home-made recipe book is a family treasure. She is survived by her four children- Christopher A. Lin and wife, Elisabeth Cunnison of Lake Forest, Illinois; Jennifer Lin Sickman, of Houston, Texas; Andrew A. Lin and wife Susan Lin of Austin, Texas; Benjamin A. Lin and wife, Karen Estle Lin of Houston, Texas; her ten grandchildren Austin Y. Lin, of Washington D.C.; David Y. Lin of San Diego, California; John Eric Sickman of Grapevine, Texas; Michael George Sickman of Richmond, Texas; Juli Jansing Freiburger of Houston, Texas; Stephen Lin Sickman of The Woodlands, Texas; Lauren Lin Owens of Round Rock, Texas; Alexandra Lin-Martin of Austin, Texas; Samantha Lin of Jarrell, Texas and Jasmine Lin of Houston, Texas; and their families, including 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Richardson, Texas at a later date when travel is safe for family and friends to gather.




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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 10, 2021.
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