Michael Castillo's Funeral Expenses

$2,545 of $10k goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
Ivonne Rosales-Le  SAN JOSE, CA
Dear Family and Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we must share the very sad news of the sudden passing of Michael Castillo, a very Good Man, Son, Brother, Uncle, Father, and Friend.

Most of us regarded Michael (or "BIG MIKE," as we've lovingly called him) as an easy going, philosophical, gentle giant, with a heart too large for even his 6' 3" 250 + lbs. stature.  

Michael had been quietly battling severe, ongoing depression in the past few years, that left him homeless, desolate, and literally broken hearted, in the last few months  of his life. Three days prior to Christmas day, on 12/22/2016 at 12:02 PM, his beautiful heart suffered a massive fatal attack at St. Mary's Medical Center Emergency department in San Francisco.  He was only 46 years young.

Michael leaves behind his newfound love and partner, Jessica, who brought into the world their 3 year old daughter, the love of his life, Paige; and his elderly mother, Zenaida.

We are pleading to everyong we know for anything they can donate to help cover the high cost of funeral services and miscellaneous coroner's fees.

We apologize in advance to everyone for bringing up such a sad topic during the most joyous of all Holiday seasons.  Our sincerest hope is that the Spirit of Christmas will help us and his family in the aforementioned endeavor.

Sincerely and Gratefully Yours,

Tommy & Ivonne Le

-- Rest in Peace; we will Forever Miss You, BIG MIKE!
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Update 1
Posted by Tommy Le
2 months ago
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It has been a week since the inception of Michael's Go Fund Me campaign, and we have nearly reached our initial goal. The outpouring of support from family, friends, and even good samaritans who have never met Michael has been overwhelming and awe-inspiring, to say the least. Michael's family is so very grateful. It warms our hearts to know that so many cared for him. If only Michael had known this while he was still among us in this physical world...

Michael's family has ultimately opted for cremation; the exact date of service is yet to be determined.The family also plan on having a small, intimate ceremony for Michael on a later date. However, due to financial constraints and other factors, only family members and a select few of Michael's closest friends will be invited.

It has been agreed upon that all additional proceeds from Michael's Go Fund Me campaign will be kept in a trust fund for Paige's future. We can't bring back the father, son, brother, Uncle, and best friend, but we can certainly try to provide his daughter Paige with the monetary support her father would have certainly provided her. To help with this endeavor, we have raised Michael's Go Fund Me campaign goal and ask everyone to please continue passing Michael's Go Fund Me link to everyone you know.

We sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and ongoing support.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank all those who have made their donations outside of the go fund me link via cash and personal checks.

May God bless each and every one of you with much content and prosperity in 2017. Happy New Year!

Gratefully,

Tommy and Ivonne Le + family
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$2,545 of $10k goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
Created December 25, 2016
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
GS
$100
Gertrude Sawmadal
2 months ago

Praying that you all have grace in this difficult time. xo

$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
HH
$100
Hung Huynh
2 months ago

R.I.P Big Mike

AT
$25
Andy & Maria Timoteo
2 months ago

Our Condolences, from the Timoteo Family (Joey Lecitonia brother-in-law)

EA
$100
Eli & Tina Africa
2 months ago
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RIP Mike

$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
WW
$100
Wayne Woo
2 months ago

R.I.P. Mike, your friend from Washington High.

CK
$100
carl kuo
2 months ago

Rest in peace Big Mike. You are in a better place now

$100
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2 months ago
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