Abelardo "Abel" M. Castaneda Sr., 40, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

He was born in Robstown on Aug. 4, 1967, to Margarito and Rosa Molina Castaneda. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a self-employed plumber.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Castaneda; his children, Abelardo Castaneda Jr. and Amber Castaneda; four sisters, Dora Castaneda, Norma Castaneda, Sylvia Salazar and Cynthia Charles; five brothers, Rey Castaneda, Margarito Castaneda Jr., Gerardo Castaneda, Albert Castaneda and Lupe Flores; half-sisters, Estella Olivarez, Ester Garcia and Elma Munoz, all of Robstown; and one granddaughter, Katelynn Rose Castaneda.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.