George Castaneda

March 31, 1939 – April 5, 2019

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George Castaneda passed away on April 5, 2019 peacefully after suffering a stroke 9 months prior.

He was born March 31, 1939 to Jose and Irene Castaneda in Crystal City, Texas.

The family eventually moved to Easter Washington where he graduated from Granger High School in 1958.

After graduation, he moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing.

In 1961, George joined the US Air force, which took him to Thailand, Korea and Japan.

In 1966, he married his long-time childhood sweetheart Mary and they had 2 children.

He retired from the Air Force and took a job as a finance director in Palmer, Alaska.

He lost his wife Mary in 1986 to cancer.

He went on to work in Naknek, Alaska, as city manager until retiring in 1994 and moved to Port Townsend.

He remarried in 1998 to Marion Frye.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Felix.

Surviving are his wife, Marion; children, Margo (John) and Victor; 5 grand-children; many nieces and nephews, as well as two step children and their families.

Also surviving are three sisters and one brother.

He was well loved by family and friends and will be missed by all.

A celebration of his life will be held at Cape George Clubhouse on May 11, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.  

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