Armelio Del Castillo
Services for Armelio Del Castillo, 82, Lincolnville, who passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Newton Medical Center, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.
Armelio’s life began on July 31, 1938, in Marianas Havana, Cuba. He was the son of Armelio Del Castillo and Obdulia (Aries) Castillo. Armelio was united in marriage to Xenia Vilar on July 24, 1974, in Panama City, Panama.
He attended school at the Peekskill Military Academy in Peekskill, New York and later served his adopted country in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1960.
Following Armelio’s military service, he was a police officer for the New York Police Department and then went to work for the United States Department of Defense as a law enforcement officer until becoming disabled.
He enjoyed building model airplanes, taking long drives in the countryside, and sharing military stories with his fellow vets. As a Korean War vet, he visited the Father Kapaun Memorial often.
Armelio loved Halloween and was a great cook, especially French toast. He also loved his Dunkin’ Donuts.
Most especially he loved his family. His loving family includes his wife of 46 years, Xenia of Lincolnville; son Armelio Del Castillo III of Junction City: daughters Melissa Del Castillo of Marion, and Nicole (and husband, Shannon Grant) Del Castillo of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Alfwenna Meyer, Mariela Owens, and Noah Robertson-Del Castillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His family will gather with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions in Armelio’s name may be directed to the Combat Warrior Relief Fund (322 Christiana Lane, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901) or Hallow Lake (720 Hudson, Marion, KS 66861). Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Armelio at www.ymzfh.com.