Gonzalo Soto Burgos

May 16, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Gonzalo Soto Burgos, 66, of Calexico, who died Friday in Sharp Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico with the Rev. Edmundo Zarate officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Burgos was born Jan. 9, 1935, in El Centro. He was raised in Mexicali and lived in Salinas and Imperial Valley.

Mr. Burgos married Lourdes Frias in Winterhaven on Jan. 27, 1963. He worked as a salesman for Imperial Hardware for the past five years.


Survivors include his wife. Lourdes Burgos of Calexico; children and spouses, Gonzalo Jr. and Belen Burgos of Indio, Gustavo and Monica Burgos and Monica and Alex Tomayo, all of Calexico, and Victoria and Dean Delcamp of El Cajon; brothers, Ernesto Burgos of Tijuana, Andres Burgos of Yuma, Monico Burgos of Salinas and Cruz Martinez of Calexico; sisters, Chely Gonzalez of Tulare, Teresa Gomez of Calexico and Paula Burgos of Mexicali; and grandchildren, Natasha Gutierrez, Tor Delcamp, Roxanne, Krystal, Thomas and James Burgos and Jonathan and Amanda Tomayo.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Felicitas L. Castillo, 79, of El Centro, who died Friday at a daughter's residence near El Centro. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. James Kernan of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Niland will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Castillo was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Mexicali. She lived in the Imperial Valley for 15 years and was a homemaker. She also worked for Paul Bertoccio Ranches in Hollister for many years.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Castillo, Josefina Garcia and Teresa Ocampo, all of El Centro, and Alicia Garcia, Carmen Betancourt and Lupe Serrana, all of Hollister; sons, Facundo Castillo of Brawley, Gabriel and Guillermo Castillo, both of El Centro, and Rodolfo Castillo of Niland; sisters, Regina Garcia of Tijuana and Maria De Jesus Lemus of Salinas; brother, Francisco Lemus of El Centro; 50 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great-great-grandchildren.


A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Westmorland for Cyrus L. "Cy" Van Cleave, 68, of Brawley, who died Monday in his home.

Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Amador Lopez officiating.

Burial will be May 24 in Riverside National Cemetery.

Mr. Van Cleave was born March 30, 1933, in Omaha, Neb. He was a U.S. Navy officer from May 1951 to May 1955, serving at North Island near San Diego. He received the National Defense and Good Conduct medals.

As a civilian, Mr. Van Cleave worked as an aerospace engineer, working for Martin Marrietta, NASA, Johnson Island Test Lab, Air Dry Test Lab, the Department of Defense and retired from McDonnell Douglas.

Mr. Van Cleave was known for his work in sending into space the first mobile satellite station, which is still in operation today. He worked in many space shuttle operations and vehicles sent to Mars and also designed the forerunner for the manned space shuttle. His works can be seen in the Columbus, Ohio, Smithsonian Institution.

He resided in Colorado for four years before moving back to California last summer.

In his spare time, Mr. Van Cleave designed the machine that put labels on Coors beer cans. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and marksmanship, according to family.

Survivors include his children, Howard Van Cleave of Texas, Mary Jaime of Westmorland and Sue Velarde-Roberts of Brawley; sister, Patty Davis of Murrietta; brothers, Donald Van Cleave of Colorado, Raymond Van Cleave of Woodland Hills and Gene Van Cleave of Lancaster; and grandchildren, Jordan and Meranda Van Cleave, Manuel F. "Cisco" Velarde Jr. and Justin and Jessica Jaime.


No formal services will be conducted for Herbert Juenke, 88, of Imperial, who died Tuesday in Imperial Oasis Retirement Inn.

Mr. Juenke was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Salt Lake City and was raised there. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and from 1942 to 1946. He married Thelma Strause in Compton on Jan. 29, 1947.

Mr. Juenke moved from Salt Lake City to Stockton and lived there for 16 years. He later resided in the Long Beach area and worked for Los Angeles County.

He moved to the Imperial Valley in 1966 and worked as a hydrographer for the Imperial Irrigation District. He retired in 1979.

He loved fishing and gardening during retirement, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Juenke of Imperial; stepson and wife, Norman and Virginia Satterfield of Sun City; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation was Tuesday in Wiefels & Son Funeral Directors chapel in Banning for John Henry Holdaway, 81, of Banning, a former Brawley resident who died Sunday in San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning.

Graveside services were at 11 today in San Gorgonio Memorial Park in Banning.

Mr. Holdaway was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Waurika, Okla. He worked as a water plant operator for the city of Brawley for 25 years. He later relocated to Banning and resided there for 18 years.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Holdaway of Cherry Valley; stepsons, Ted Burton of Bend, Ore., and Tim Burton of Beaumont; daughters, Janet Webb of Tulare and Diane Montgomery of Indio; brothers, Jim Holdaway of Woodlake and Allen Holdaway of Promwright, Okla.; sisters, Jewel Bevins of Fritch, Texas, and Nettie Hervey of Burkburnet, Texas; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

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