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Carlos John Castorena

October 7, 1957 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 62)

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A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2020 at his home in Sonoma, California at the age of 62. Carlos’ parents, Carlos and Margaret Castorena preceded him in death.

Carlos was born in Sonoma, California in October of 1957, married to his high school sweetheart, Alice, for 42 years, and spent his life contributing to the community he loved.

As a business owner, Carlos Castorena Drywall created jobs and finished homes across the Sonoma Valley for the past four decades.

As a community member, Carlos was a contributing board member and served two years as president of the Sonoma Valley Field of Dreams, an athletic field built by volunteers for the youth of Sonoma and their Families. Carlos has been a lifelong athlete, passionate about sharing his experiences with future generations through years of coaching little league clinics, along with managing local and travelling teams as part of the American Coaches Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Sonoma Big League, and Valley of the Moon Little League.

Carlos or ‘Sharpie’, as his grandfather affectionately named him, loved spending time with his family and hosting BBQ’s at his home.

Carlos leaves behind his Beloved Wife, Alice Castorena; Sister Yolanda Castorena, Younger Brothers, Henry Castorena, Charles Castorena; Son, Jason Castorena, Son in law, Ryan Barfield; Daughter, Michelle Castorena; Nieces, Danisha, Kristina and Destinee, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, relatives and friends in Sonoma Valley and beyond whom all carry on his traditions of family, friends, and sharing laughter together.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma or the American Cancer Society in memory of Carlos Castorena.

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Private Services


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

St. Vincent de Paul Society
469 3rd Street West, Sonoma CA 95476

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