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Celebration of Life for Dr. Manual J. Castaneda - Shared screen with speaker view
Dan GatheringUs | Tech
01:00:57
GatheringUs is the place where communities gather to support each other and honor their loved one.The microphones for all guests have been muted.There are two view options, Speaker and Gallery. The Speaker is the main view and your screen will default to this view each time there is a new presenter. You can switch between views by pressing on “View” in the top right corner. If you are on a mobile device, you can swipe to the left to change the view. For tablets and Ipads, the “Switch to Gallery View” button is on the top of your screen.If you or anyone you know has technical difficulties, contact our technical support team by calling or texting: 240-608-6037.Note that this event is being recorded.
Dan GatheringUs | Tech
02:13:35
At this time, we open the space for guests here today to share a memory. This can be a story or memory that makes you smile or is special to you.If we were all together today this would be like raising your hand and passing the microphone around the room. There are two ways to raise your hand. To use the Zoom feature, click on participants and the raise hand icon will appear on the bottom left of the participants panel. Or, if your video is on, we invite you to do this the old fashioned way and wave your hand in the video. Our staff will call on you by name and ask you to unmute your microphone.You can also share here, in the chat. The chat will be shared with the family as a virtual guestbook.
Glynes Benfield
02:15:39
Glynes & Bob Benfield, Woodside Church family.
Laurie Peretz
02:18:02
sending our love to all- Manuel will be very missed❤️
Carolyn Jose "Mama Bear"
02:18:26
I was acquainted with Manuel as I went to church with him at the Rio Linda location.
Carolyn Jose "Mama Bear"
02:21:12
...he was very kind. That is what I remember most about him. It was very interesting learning more about him today, this service has been very touching. Thank you so much for sharing his story. He lived his life well.
Pina Afoa
02:29:50
On behalf of the Oakmont team, I want to thank you for choosing us to spend your final moments with. We will never forget your love and presence in our community. Mary and Rosie, if there’s anything that we are grateful for, we are grateful for the time spent with Manuel. Although not everyday was perfect, it was all worth it. Being able to see the time that Papa spent on earth has truly warmed my heart. He will always be our Papa ❤️
Dan GatheringUs | Tech
02:31:53
Thank you all for sharing today and please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for Manuel Castaneda - located here: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/dr-manuel-j-castaneda/6315
Tina Llopis Peretz | Speaker
02:33:46
Tina Peretz tllopis@calstateteach.net Grandaughter
Eva Mae Baucom
02:33:49
We love you all, Brother Castaneda and Sister Carmelita were a huge part of our lives and their legacy, love, and passion for life and music will live on not only through his wonderful and talented family, but also everyone who met him. Thank you for sharing his life us.
Hope's iPhone
02:33:56
hope debenedetti ❤️
Charlotte
02:34:01
Charlotte Harris
Antelope SDA
02:34:04
From Sue Rodney Antelope Hills SDA Church.Manual was just a humble giving man. I'had many discussions with him when he wished help out the church. Their
Pina Afoa
02:34:15
We love and miss you Manuel ❤️ Love the Oakmont Team & Pina Afoa
Dawna Weiss's iPhone
02:34:27
Dawna Weiss 916-761-8431
jeffreyllopis
02:34:55
Jeffrey Llopis and Mary with G-PAS Cats.
Deepika Marya
02:35:04
I met Dr. Casteneda twice, both those meetings were very brief. What I remember is how proud he was of his daughter when she got her doctorate (Rosie). It was in his eyes. The next time I met him in California when he had started losing his cognitive abilities. He was just as loving and kind as when I had met him in Amherst. Mary and Rosie are lucky to be his daughters.
Raya & Brodie Kinder Llopis
02:35:14
Raya Llopis & Brodie Kinder Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
Annette’s iPad
02:35:39
Annette Sealund. my sincere best wishes to the family.
Jacquie Chamberlin
02:35:51
Thank you for letting me share in this beautiful Memorial ! Peace Be With Each of You! And So It Is! Namaste
Vianca Natividad
02:36:00
Brother Castaneda was always a bright light whenever I got to church at Antelope SDA. He made sure I always felt welcome when my siblings and I went to their house for piano lessons. They even welcomed us for dinner and we got to play with his granddaughters. Sam and I had the pleasure to spend a day with Brother Castaneda, Rosie and his pets to take some photos of their family. He was really sweet and made our little dog, Bon Bon, who was really nervous feel comfortable as well. We love him and will miss him very much.- Vianca Natividad and Samuel Lee(916) 718-2417
Anthony Velasquez
02:36:04
A beautiful service, what an example of a man, we love you guys! Lisa and Tony Velasquez
Eva Mae Baucom
02:36:04
Eva Mae Baucom, Swindon, UK; Louie and Africa, Levi, and Louie Dean Natividad, Sacramento; Vianca Natividad, Los Angeles - Fellow church members, piano students, ginger-snap cookie eaters :D etnatividad@gmail.com
Vianca Natividad
02:36:22
^ all the ginger snaps!
Leah Wing
02:36:32
I, too, remember having the pleasure of meeting Dr. Casteneda in Amherst when he was so excited and proud of his Rosie and her accomplishment of also becoming a Dr.! Leah Wing, Northampton, MA
Sherri Verzosa
02:37:39
Sherri,Vince Leilani ,Jeremiah and Micah send our love and condolences 🙏. God bless his rest .
lydia
02:38:22
Lydia Estevez, Josephine Durkin, Lorie Durkin.
Leilani Thomas
02:38:32
Such a heart warming and beautiful service in remembrance of Manuel.🥰
LoanerTabletAsset148
02:39:33
I enjoyed your heartfelt memorial service. I too am grateful to have meet a family loving joyful spirit human being. with all my love. God bless & comfort you all...
Ava O'Connor
02:40:01
Glad to see everyone. Sorry I missed the beginning. Night shift problems. Love you guys, hope to see you soon. Erica Rios-O'Connor
Daryl Ramsland
02:40:47
When working with Mary it seems so long ago. Over the years meeting Mary's Parents. Sometime I would be invited to go out to eat. I would always offer to pay for myself. But he would always want to pay. He was a very giving man. Seeing him love on his Granddaughters show on how much he loved them.
Suzanne Green | GatheringUs
02:41:24
A recording of this event will be posted on the memorial in two days.
Eva Mae Baucom
02:41:50
Before I go, I just wanted to share again how wonderful the girls’ animated story was. It was the most precious way to encapsulate each granddaughter’s relationship with him. You are all so wonderful, I’m honored to know you and your gpa <3 Take care always and hope to see you all again soon! <3
Roberto's iPad
02:42:40
This was a most touching and enjoyable celebration of Manuel’s life. Thank you so much for inviting us! It was most interesting to know that he went to Garfield High School! I lived in Alhambra, Monterey Park and I know the places mentioned! This is a very professional and wonderful Program. Well Done! We enjoyed the songs, reminisces and the touching stories! Mary you look and sound amazing E love you all so much You did great Angie, Tina, Melaka and Rays! Jeffrey, you did a good job with the video. It was wonderful to see you Brodie! We love you all!💕😍🥰