Emelita “Emy” Castañeda entered peacefully into rest at home in San Leandro, California on November 4, 2019. She was 74 years old.
Born July 10, 1945 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines to parents Alejo Tambaoan and Maxima Mondina, Emelita was a teacher for DEPED for over 30 years, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree. She enjoyed watching TFC and shopping.
Emelita is survived by her husband of 49 years, Orlando Castañeda; children Maribel Vinuya, Michael Castañeda, Michelle Padilla and Melanie Castañeda; grandchildren Adrian Vinuya, Alyana Vinuya, Claire Marychelle Padilla, Clarisse Amychelle Padilla, and Marion Kieffer Castañeda; and siblings Edwina Frayco, Mency Tambaoan, Alexander Tambaoan, Reynaldo Tambaoan, and Henry Tambaoan.
Visitation for Emelita will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA, with a family rosary to begin at 2:00 PM. A reception will also be held during this time, at Grissom’s.