Manuel T. Castaneda, 75, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011. He was born on Nov. 17, 1935 in Robstown to Jose and Irene Trevino Castaneda. He was a Catholic and lived all his life in Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Antonio "Tony" Castaneda and Jose Castaneda; a sister, Maria De Jesus Ramon; and a grandson, Jason Molina.

He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Castaneda, of Robstown; his children, Vilma C. Molina, Manuel (Marcy) Castaneda Jr., Ray (Tracy) Castaneda, and Alejandro "Alex" Castaneda; his mother, Irene Castaneda; his brothers, Rick (Yolanda) Castaneda, Joe (Terry) Castaneda, Alfredo (Norma) Castaneda, and Robert Castaneda; his sisters, Olivia Gutierrez, Lupita (Ernest) Garcia, Carmen Gutierrez, Janie Espinoza, Mary Ann (Henry) Bazan, Diana McBride, and Doris (Raul) Flores, all of Robstown; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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