Armando Apodaca Delfin
Armando Apodaca Delfin died in his Woodland home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at age 67.
Born June 10, 1934, in La Mesilla, N.M., Mr. Delfin was the son of the late Ramon and Rosa Delfin. He was raised in Herndon and moved to the Woodland area where he lived and raised his family for the last 35 years.
He served as a staff sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church were he served as an usher until his illness. He was self employed as an irrigation specialist and had many farmer friends throughout Yolo County. According to his family members, "he loved to travel and spend time with his family. He enjoyed movies and was an avid gardener."
Mr. Delfin is survived by his wife, Mary Delfin of Woodland; daughters, Corina Delfin, Amanda Delfin and her partner, Kimberlee Kristofferson of Sacramento; sons, Mark Delfin and wife Cynthia and Matthew Delfin, all of Woodland; stepson, John Castillo of Fresno; and grandchildren, Natalie, Naomi, Melissa, and Kaylee Delfin, Joshua and Rachel Lowe, Christopher and Tiana Castillo.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Henry Delfin, Ida Duran, Corina Villegas of Fresno, Joe Delfin of Anaheim, Max Delfin of Riverside and Ray Delfin of Vista; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A vigil service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at McNary's Chapel.
A funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be conducted privately.
The family requests memorials be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous; or Holy Rosary Catholic Church Fund.
McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, April 12, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)