Dr. Justiti M. Candari, 61
Justito Magbanua-Candari MD, 61, of Bellaire, Ohio peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 20. He was born in Culasi, Antique.
Dr. Candari is a 1974 graduate of the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He moved to Chicago in 1980 to complete his residencies in general surgery and clinical anesthesia at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. In 1984, he moved to Belmont Community Hospital as a full-fledged anesthesiologist, later having his own private practice and becoming chairman of the anesthesia department.
Through the years Dr. Candari has been the president and treasurer of the Belmont County Medical Society, president and treasurer of the Ohio Valley Philippine Medical Association, and president of the Tri-State Filipino-American Association of Ohio, West Virginia, & Pennsylvania. Dr. Candari has led medical missions in his home province of Antique and has participated in medical missions in Pasay City and Roxas City.
Aside from his profession, Dr. Candari has been a faithful servant to God. He was a parishionaer of Saint John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Violeta Lauron Candari, his daughter, Jenilee Ann Candari of Chicago, Illinois, his son, Justito “RJ” Filarmeo Candari of Westchester, New York, his sisters, Cynthia Flores (Jose) of Chicago and Daisy San Pedro (Benito) of West Palm Beach, Florida, his brother, Bitini Candari of Bellaire, Ohio, his nieces and nephews.
Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.Offer condolences online at www.altmeyer.com.•
Mrs. Glenda S. Bayani, 60
Glenda S. Bayani was the beloved spouse of Pedro L. Bayan and the loving mother of Joeffrey S. Bayani.
Mrs. Bayani resided in Skokie, IL. She worked as an ICU nurse for North Shore Medical Systems- Skokie Hospital for the last 5 years.
Her funeral will be at the Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home and her interment will be private.•
Cashmere Castillo, 8
The body of eight year old Cashmere Castillo, who accidently slipped into the Chicago River on May 16, emerged less than a mile away from where he was playing. Cashmere had stepped into a mud puddle while playing tag and was pulled in by the strong currents. The Chicago Police Department’s marine unit searched the Chicago River for a week.
Cashmere was the middle son of Willy and Merell Castillo; older brother of Carter aged 1; and younger brother of Christian aged 13. He was part of a gifted program at school. He doted on Carter every time the baby cried. He had been described as “a kid with a big smile” whose interests were baseball and “Guitar Hero.”
Willy had taken some days off from work to volunteer to search for his son with other relatives and neighbors. Cashmere’s father is a resident of Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood since 1991 and married his wife Marell in 1996. Willy had said that he had warned Cashmere about playing ball near the river.
Cashmere’s funeral was on May 27 at the Smith Corcoran Funeral Home in Chicago. He will be laid to rest at then Bohemian National Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers are accepted to the Cashmere Castillo Memorial Fund c/o Albany Bank & Trust at 3400 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60625.•