Funeral services were Nov. 15 in Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Novato for Gregorio "Greg" Castillo, 71, of Novato, a former Holtville resident who died Nov. 11 in his home.
Mr. Castillo was born March 12, 1930, along an irrigation canal in Yuma. He grew up on his family farm on East Zenos Road near Holtville.
Mr. Castillo was a graduate of Holtville High School and San Diego State University, where he majored in pre-law.
After his graduation from SDSU, he joined the U.S. Air Force, beginning his aviation career. He became a jet fighter pilot and served for 11 years, ending his military service as a captain-pilot with the 29th Fighter Squadron in Great Falls, Mont.