Cairo Castaneda Funeral Fund

$21,321 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 383 people in 37 months
To our loving friends and family,  

It is with grieving news that we inform you of the passing of our dearest Cookie, Cairo Joseph Castaneda.  We will always remember him for his generosity, the love for his friends and family, his passion for life and sotfball, his contagious laughter, and his beautiful soul.

On the morning of April 5th, on his way to work, Cairo was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a large truck in Studio City, California.  According to authorities, our Cookie, unfortunately, was pronounced dead on the scene.  He had just turned 42-years-young in March.  

In life, we are never prepared for the unexpected and losing our loved ones so suddenly.  Your generosity will be tremendously helpful to our family.  Your much needed donations will be used towards his funeral expenses.  Our goal is to have Cairo burried in Los Angeles this mid-April, 2016.  We will continue to give you funeral arrangements and updates here on GoFundMe and Facebook. 

We sincerely appreciate and thank you so much for all your prayers, support, and love you have given us in this difficult time.  We hope that you can continue to do so as we pull all of our efforts to give him a proper memorial.

With much appreciation, 
The Castaneda Family
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We would like to thank everyone for their contributions We will update you all with services as soon as we have more info.
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Elisa Quinzi
37 months ago

i did not know your cookie, but since i passed the scene of the incident yesterday morning at 9am, my heart has been heavy since. i have been talking about it and posting about it. and have prayed for the victim's family. from his photo i can see that he was a very bright light. it is no wonder i am grieving for a soul i never met. my deepest condelences dear ones. iur community unites in his honor.

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Lori Nuzzolilo
37 months ago
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Dear Castaneda family, I did not know Cookie but I happened to be driving by at the time they were covering his body shortly after the accident. I pulled my car over and wept for a person I had not met but was deeply moved by. I stared at his body and prayed that God take his soul and bless his family and friends during this horrific and tragic event. I could not stop thinking about him all day and did not sleep too well that night. I have been looking on line because I wanted to know WHO was the angel. Now that I see his picture, I am saddened even further. What an amazing smile he had! God bless you all! RIP Handsome Cookie. xo

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Rod Kratovil
37 months ago
3
3

On behalf of the Men & Women of LA Flag Football & GLASA Cartel Family. Rest in Peace, our BEAUTIFUL Cookie.

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Jerry's Frames
37 months ago
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Cairo was my customer from last year, he was always passing by my shop with a small doggy in his hand. Last time he passed few days before the tragedy, politely smile and said hi to me. Who would of know that I see him for the last time. He was a positive, full of life person that would of never hurt anyone. Rest in peace Cairo, we all going to be there one day but it was definitely to early for you.

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Kerwind Portillo
37 months ago
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Cairo, Hector and I are gonna miss you dearly. May we meet in another life. One of my favorite members of A Taste of Sexx. My Switch Hitters Drag Sista. The Sistahood shall live on with your spirit intact. WERK!!! Shantay You Will Always Stay....To be continued

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Queen Victoria L Galamb
37 months ago
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Sending love to all of Cairo's family during this difficult time. He had a beautiful smile and kind heart.

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Conchita Garcia-Vega
37 months ago

I live in Texas now, I will not be able to attend the funeral, but know that I will be there in spirit.

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Conchita Garcia-Vega
37 months ago

I was truly saddened by the bad news. Our high school friend passed away. It's been a long time since I'd seen Cairo, the last time we spoke was at Arena in Hollywood while hanging out with my twin Óscar about 3 years ago. It was too long and now too late. It's sad to hear of his passing. May his family and friends find solace surrounded by beautiful memories. Cairo (Cookie), you will be missed and remembered by many.

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Deborah Reissman
37 months ago

I did not know him and I wasnt going to post anything in respect to your privacy, but my son recognized the person that came by at 9. We were there 10 minutes or so before. And ran out to call 911 when my son told me, your beautiful Cookie, was hit. I cannot stop talking about him to everyone I know. It is something, and he is someone, we will never forget. He was too young, but i love the photo of him and that will be my memory. Thank you also to the nice people at Joans who let me in even though they werent open. I was too distraught to drive and they let us wander in their store in a daze. I hope people give whatever they can afford. We are so sorry. Words can not express how we feel, and you, who loved him so much...deserve more than this.

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Amy Eisaghalian
37 months ago

My father will be looking over you in heaven. Oh cookie... We had some fun times together at work. You will now stay forever young.

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Elisa Quinzi
37 months ago

i will donate tomorrow when i get paid.

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Kim Ziegler Foster
37 months ago

I'm so sorry for your family's loss-our prayers go out to your family at this time!

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Marla Halac
33 months ago
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Havoc softball team Surf and Sun softball league
36 months ago

Our deepest condolences from your Havoc team friends.....

$150
Stephen Morales-Estrada
37 months ago
TP
$50
The Popes
37 months ago

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Forever we will be grateful to Cairo - He is the sole reason we met and married. Thank you, Cairo. We love you eternally. May you rest in peace.

DM
$25
David Miller
37 months ago
$25
Rafael Soto
37 months ago
VC
$25
Vanessa Chang
37 months ago
$30
Brian Gardner
37 months ago

I'm saddened that we all lost a great friend, Cairo was a inspiration to many of us including myself , he was always so cheerful and always just laughing about random things . I played on a couple different softball teams with him , giving me tips on how to improve my skills, my heart goes out to the family , and Tino thru this difficult time , God bless you all

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adan avito
37 months ago
CC
$100
CLAUDIA CASTELLANOS
37 months ago
Elisa Quinzi
37 months ago

i did not know your cookie, but since i passed the scene of the incident yesterday morning at 9am, my heart has been heavy since. i have been talking about it and posting about it. and have prayed for the victim's family. from his photo i can see that he was a very bright light. it is no wonder i am grieving for a soul i never met. my deepest condelences dear ones. iur community unites in his honor.

+ Read More
Lori Nuzzolilo
37 months ago
9
9

Dear Castaneda family, I did not know Cookie but I happened to be driving by at the time they were covering his body shortly after the accident. I pulled my car over and wept for a person I had not met but was deeply moved by. I stared at his body and prayed that God take his soul and bless his family and friends during this horrific and tragic event. I could not stop thinking about him all day and did not sleep too well that night. I have been looking on line because I wanted to know WHO was the angel. Now that I see his picture, I am saddened even further. What an amazing smile he had! God bless you all! RIP Handsome Cookie. xo

+ Read More
Rod Kratovil
37 months ago
3
3

On behalf of the Men & Women of LA Flag Football & GLASA Cartel Family. Rest in Peace, our BEAUTIFUL Cookie.

+ Read More
Jerry's Frames
37 months ago
1
1

Cairo was my customer from last year, he was always passing by my shop with a small doggy in his hand. Last time he passed few days before the tragedy, politely smile and said hi to me. Who would of know that I see him for the last time. He was a positive, full of life person that would of never hurt anyone. Rest in peace Cairo, we all going to be there one day but it was definitely to early for you.

+ Read More
Kerwind Portillo
37 months ago
1
1

Cairo, Hector and I are gonna miss you dearly. May we meet in another life. One of my favorite members of A Taste of Sexx. My Switch Hitters Drag Sista. The Sistahood shall live on with your spirit intact. WERK!!! Shantay You Will Always Stay....To be continued

+ Read More
Queen Victoria L Galamb
37 months ago
1
1

Sending love to all of Cairo's family during this difficult time. He had a beautiful smile and kind heart.

+ Read More
Conchita Garcia-Vega
37 months ago

I live in Texas now, I will not be able to attend the funeral, but know that I will be there in spirit.

+ Read More
Conchita Garcia-Vega
37 months ago

I was truly saddened by the bad news. Our high school friend passed away. It's been a long time since I'd seen Cairo, the last time we spoke was at Arena in Hollywood while hanging out with my twin Óscar about 3 years ago. It was too long and now too late. It's sad to hear of his passing. May his family and friends find solace surrounded by beautiful memories. Cairo (Cookie), you will be missed and remembered by many.

+ Read More
Deborah Reissman
37 months ago

I did not know him and I wasnt going to post anything in respect to your privacy, but my son recognized the person that came by at 9. We were there 10 minutes or so before. And ran out to call 911 when my son told me, your beautiful Cookie, was hit. I cannot stop talking about him to everyone I know. It is something, and he is someone, we will never forget. He was too young, but i love the photo of him and that will be my memory. Thank you also to the nice people at Joans who let me in even though they werent open. I was too distraught to drive and they let us wander in their store in a daze. I hope people give whatever they can afford. We are so sorry. Words can not express how we feel, and you, who loved him so much...deserve more than this.

+ Read More
Amy Eisaghalian
37 months ago

My father will be looking over you in heaven. Oh cookie... We had some fun times together at work. You will now stay forever young.

+ Read More
Elisa Quinzi
37 months ago

i will donate tomorrow when i get paid.

+ Read More
Kim Ziegler Foster
37 months ago

I'm so sorry for your family's loss-our prayers go out to your family at this time!

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