Randolph Michael (Cass) Castaneda
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: May 6, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    Globe, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 29, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Mesquite, Texas, United States
Let the memory of Randolph Michael (Cass) be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Randolph Michael (Cass) Castaneda, 64, born on May 6, 1947 and passed away on November 29, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 10th August 2013

"It's been one of those weeks Daddy and I can blame it on a million things, but it all comes down to me missing you as much now as I did yesterday and all the days before. I struggle because it's like there was no closure. One minute your here and the next your gone. I keep trying to tell myself your on a walkabout that way I don't feel so lost but it's not working. I need your help daddy.."

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 6th May 2013

"Happy Birthday Daddy. I hope you are having the best birthday ever with all your loved ones in heaven. I love you higher than the sky and deeper than the sea and I miss you more than I can even begin to explain to anyone...but you know and that is what matters most. ((hugs)) ~Nay"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 6th May 2013

"Wishing you were here so we could celebrate this day but I know in my heart you are having the best  birthday party ever with all you love in Heaven.... I hope you like your special place that we have for you here it is our way of talking to you and sharing our lives with you. I still love you with all my heart and miss you. You were and are the love of my life. Happy Birthday Randy"

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 6th May 2013

"Happy Birthday Daddy. I miss now as much as ever."

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 1st December 2012

"be here for every single soul in this family. Just like you were. We are Castaneda's we are all strong people, & that name means the most to me, because it's the name that was given by you. Christmas will be hard for me this year knowing I wont get to see you, but I'm going to be strong Papa I promise, for everyone... I love & miss you dearly. Xoxo your Lullabell <3"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 1st December 2012

"to take me awhile till I can get use to this.. & Thursday when it his 12 am & I saw the date I wanted to collapse... I honestly don't even know how I got to school okay.. I tried so hard not to have break downs, & tried surrounding myself around positive people.. I know your last wishes were for our family to be close, but sadly it didn't happen.. But I will never leave this family, I will"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 1st December 2012

"Well Papa it's December 1st... It's been a year since you've been gone & I celebrated my first Turkey day as you called it without you.. I would've gotten on here Thursday but I didn't have the strength to do so. Thanksgiving was very hard without you, I remember I use to always sit there & eat with you, make your plates cause you were to lazy, & now I cant do that anymore... :/ It's going"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 30th November 2012

"How can it be that it has been one year since we lost you? I have spent the day reliving this day a yr ago over and over again it seems so surreal that it has been a year, the pain is still so strong I love you and miss you so.........."

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 29th November 2012

"Well Daddy, Its been a year to the day. And its been hard, but I've managed to stay busy. I even schedule my dentist appointment today so I would get distracted...lol. Needless to say it helped alittle. Well we had a good Thanksgiving I managed to make rounds to everyone, except Bubba...I'm not even sure where he lives. But it wasn't the same. I miss you... we all miss you...love you."

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 21st November 2012

"I need you papa... :'("

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 20th November 2012

"Oh Randy it's hard to believe that it will soon be a year since we lost you.Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and this last week has been very hard it was the last time you stayed here with us, the last time we saw you laugh and smile the last time we heard your voice the last time we felt your hugs & kisses I love & miss you so much.........."

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 30th August 2012

"Hi Daddy, Mikey and I leave in a few hours to go to Colorado for a few weeks and I am broken hearted that I will not be taking you with me to full fill one of your final wishes. But I know you understand and I find peace in knowing that you will be with me in spirit as always. We will jeep to the highest mountain trail and blast "Heaven" for you! :) I love and miss you so very much!! <3"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 13th July 2012

"All of my races! I'm going to run as if you're at the end of the finish line there to give me a big hug. I promised myself I wasn't going to cry.. but gosh getting on here brings out my tears & feelings. God I miss you Papa, it's still so hard to believe you're gone... I always said you were going to live forever.. which you are in my heart. I love & miss you.. xoxo Your lullabell<3"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 13th July 2012

"every step of the way! I wish I could really here your reaction to this, & listen to all your war stories! But one day I'll get to share mine with you(: I miss you dearly, & I know lately I haven't been the best person I could be.. & I know you've seen that. But I'm going to change to better myself. For everyone. Especially for sports this year! & I know you're going to be with me through"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 13th July 2012

"Hey old man, haven't been on here lately. I was listening to music before I got on here & then your los lonely boys came on & I stopped my song to listen to yours! Reminds me of all those times you use to play it. Well guess what papa?! I'm joining the Navy, going to try & be an aviator. What cha think? I'm going to be the next Maverick! lol I know you're going to be looking down on me"

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 12th July 2012

"Gosh I miss you papa... So much it hurt! :'o("

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 18th June 2012

"Happy Father's Day Daddy..I Love you..higher than the sky and deeper than the sea. I hope you had the best Father's Day ever in heaven with your Daddy. I miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 14th June 2012

"Soon it will be Father's Day and there will be so many tears but I pray that on this first Father's Day our children will have without you they will remember the wonderful memories of their "Daddy" I love you Randy, always will,Linda
Enjoy your first Father's day with your Daddy in 55 yrs!"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 7th May 2012

"Happy birthday papa, I miss you so very much, today was very hard for me. I got up thinking I should call you :( But then I remembered... Today I decided to celebrate my 17th birthday in memory of you. I made sure I texted everyone & told them I loved them today, because I knew they needed it. Well I love you xoxo your lullabell!<3"

This tribute was added by Chaylen Higgins on 6th May 2012

"that step into the next. I pray for each of our families everyday. The last time that i saw you, you had surprised mom and showed up at her house, I didn't even realize who you were until you were 5 feet from me. that's bad! lol. but I am grateful for that time to see you. love you bunches uncle. Please be sure to send a ((hug)) and kisses to your babies I know that they miss and love you!"

This tribute was added by Chaylen Higgins on 6th May 2012

"HappyBirthday Uncle.... I have been watching how you leaving this life to go onto the next has has such an impact on the family, not only the near dear ones but my mom as well. I wish that there could have been time to repair what ever happened between you and mom, she loves you very much, and misses you every day, she knows that when her time comes that you will come to help her take"

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 6th May 2012

"I hope you have the most wonderful birthday in heaven. I hope you know how much I love you and miss you. I know you know everything now and I don't have to keep telling you, but I don't want you to forget. You'll always be my "only papa" as you used to say... XOXO"

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 6th May 2012

""hi sweetheart, I love you with all my heart" I said I loved you with all my butt cause its bigger. You passed just days later. Sometimes I feel lost when I think about you because how can someone I loved so much just be gone it doesn't seem real. Today is your birthday you're finally 65 even though you always told people you were already 65. I guess in your book that means your 66 now."

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 6th May 2012

"Seem fair. It's another sleepless night I'm having a hard time letting you go. I know you're all better now, but I wasn't ready for you to leave. You're my heart and now I'm broken. With everything going on right now I need you. I miss your random phone calls and your silly smart ass remarks. I still remember the the last thing you said to me. You some up groggy and said"

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 6th May 2012

"My Papa,

Last night I sat in your chair in your spot on the back porch and the happy memories hit me like a brick. The walk-A-bouts, "hiding Easter eggs", the bunnies... Then the tears hit. No words can describe how much my heart still hurts. Not having anything but memories just doesn't"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 6th May 2012

"Tomorrow would have been your 65th birthday. I always did your birthdays up big style...oh how I wished I could give you just one more party... just one more :'(  I miss you so very much and I will love you forever and a day......Linda"

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 4th May 2012

"Well Daddy, I lost my Maddie and I'm having a really hard time with it. My only consolation is knowing shes with you now. She was the only dog you actually liked...lol. I remember catching you two sitting on the couch watching tv together eating peppermints. Yet you two would pretend later you hated each other, the only ppl you were fooling were yourselves, rub her belling for me would ya."

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 25th March 2012

"It's another sleepless night for me Daddy, and I am missing you like crazy. It is still so unbelievably hard for me to accept you are forever gone. They say with time it all get's easier. I call BS, because I miss you just as much now as I did the day you passed away. I just keep thinking that it's all a bad dream. I will wake up and you will be here. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Hug Barbi for me!"

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 9th March 2012

"I thought I smelt you today...sounds funny, but its true. I turned around and looked for you. I didn't see you but I knew you were there. I smelt your vanilla and amaretto tobacco I used to buy you for your pipe. It was bizarre because I was at home alone. So my thought was it had to be you checking in....miss you always...xoxo"

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 6th March 2012

"Missing you today..just like yesterday..and the day before..but that's nothing new! I love you Daddy, higher than the sky and deeper than the sea. Forever and Always! (o/)"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 8th February 2012

"Hey papa, I haven't really talked to you lately.. I'm sorry.. So much has been going on, but I'm sure you already know about that.. I wish you were here, I desperately need your advice.. & just you to hold me. I feel so lonely, & I feel like nobody is there, but I know they are.. I love & miss you... love Laylay"

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 5th February 2012

"Thinking about you a LOT today Daddy. I hope things are as beautiful in heaven for you Daddy, as I have them pictured in my head. Not a single day goes by that I do not think about you or something silly you said or did. It may make me giggle or even cry, but the memories are priceless. I love you Daddy, higher than the sky and deeper than the sea, but missing you ALWAYS <3"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"I remember one day I came over & you knew who I was when I got there but when we were leaving I went to give you a hug & you said it was nice to meet you, & you asked what my name was.. I think that was the one thing that crushed me. I stayed strong in front of everyone, but once I got home I cried. I know it wasn't your fault papa, & I'm not mad at you for it. I love & miss you. - Laylay"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"thing I've ever gone through. I remember when you first got put in the hospital I would come see you at the crack of freaking dawn. Right after cross country practice when I was all sweaty, no make up, & tired as hell. & I babied you, sneaking you chocolate & everything when nobody was looking & giving you some of my dp. But what I regret most is not seeing you as much once you got home."

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"stay the night, but I did. Because I know you needed me. I mean you needed someone to wash your nasty dishes, & watch weird movies with you. It's still so hard to believe you aren't here anymore. You were my papa the strongest man I knew. Nothing could take you away from me. You were like a god in my eyes. & I still think of you as that man. Seeing you so weak & fragile was the hardest"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"at me because I was your closure. I now am so grateful that it was me. I lived with you for a long time. & when grandma left you, I felt that you wouldn't love me the same because she was living with me. But you still loved me. I'm so sorry that I didn't see you as much as you would have wanted. But I did come & see you, when nobody else wanted to. There were days I didn't want to come"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"screaming & crying, & I was scared. I was so scared. I have never been so scared in my entire life. I felt that it was my fault that you left us right then & there. I thought because I touched you or something it caused that. I wanted to just hit the ground & curl up in a ball. But I know I couldn't do that right then. For the longest time I blamed myself, I thought everybody would be mad"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"Or what to expect. I finally got the chance to sit right next to you, & hold your hand. You're hands were so skinny, & scary, but I didn't care.. I came up to you & sat down & held your hand, gave you a kiss on your head & said I love you papa. & then you opened your eyes & looked at me & then up, you must have saw the light & Uncle Richard. & you took your last breath. Everybody was"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"I have a picture of me & you at moms wedding. You're holding me kissing me. There's not a day I don't look at that picture wishing I could go to you & give you a big kiss. Papa you were my daddy growing up. & now you're gone, you are the first person I've ever been close to, to pass. I was in the room with you the very moment you left us. It was very scary for me. I didn't know what to do"

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 3rd January 2012

"Papa... I miss you.. I have nights like these where just the littlest thing that reminds me of you, makes me break down. You were & still are my favorite papa. You loved me unconditionally. These past two months have really hard on me.. Things have happened that I haven't told anybody, things I would usually tell you & only you. Things I know you would keep a secret & give me advice on."

This tribute was added by Chaylen Higgins on 1st January 2012

"time with this as well, as everyone here. It comforts her to know that
Uncle Richard came for you, and she prays that when her time comes she will see you there for her. I go through the photos that have been
posted by everyone, and they make me giggle and make me sad at the same time. My heart goes out to my family ."

This tribute was added by Chaylen Higgins on 1st January 2012

"Hello Uncle.... I visit here often, and don't leave a note, and I think its because im not sure what to say.. I read what everyone has said, and pray for healing for them. I know that mom misses you and wishes she would have been able to tell you that she loves you very much. she has told me several times that no matter what you are her big brother and she loves you. she is having a hard"

This tribute was added by Robin Taylor on 30th December 2011

"Well daddy, it's me Ur lil bird and Im so lost without you! It's been a month now since you went to heaven and my heart still hurts and is so heavy! There are so many moments and times when I need you and I have to remember your no longer here with me! I know what I promised and I remember what you always told me and you were right as usual I do miss you so bad! And I'm not strong at all."

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 25th December 2011

"Well Daddy, its Christmas day. And I'm trying to be strong but I'm not doing a very good job of it. Ben's been trying too, she's failing as miserably as I am... It's not the same without you. This is the first Christmas in my 36 years that I haven't spent it with you. Change is hard and it's not the same anymore. I been told that in time it will get easier...God I hope so...xoxo"

This tribute was added by Michele Singer on 15th December 2011

"Papa Cass....sigh....I love you!  I'm currently "chair dancing" to your song, which makes me sad and happy all at the same time. I know your family misses you and their heart aches for your contagious laughter and your hugs!  Please know I will do my best to look after them and keep Nay moving forward.  I love you and I'll catch you on the next train ride!!  Meet you down at the pond! :)"

This tribute was added by Redama Castaneda on 12th December 2011

"There are days when I hear you singing in my ear...and there are times were I swear I see you dancing out of the corner of my eye. I just hope your singing and dancing in heaven...just make sure you save a dance for me."

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 8th December 2011

"Thinking of you tonight and remembering the good times I love you and miss you so much.......thanks for the hugs"

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 6th December 2011

""When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." - Author Unknown

I LOVE YOU DADDY!"

This tribute was added by Jamie Vick on 6th December 2011

"i really dont know what to say... i miss him soo much and i feel bad for not keeping my promise to him to be around for him... he was so much like a father to me. taught me to fight hunt and work hard. he will be forever missed and the amount of memories are too many to list on here. biggest memory for me was always waking up at your guys house to laughter.. always laughing"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 5th December 2011

"Los Lonely Boys was Cass' favorite group and this was his favorite song.....thank you Ashley for putting this here for all of us to listen to as we remember him. I love & miss you Randy"

This tribute was added by Ashley Knight on 5th December 2011

""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

I love you Papa with all my butt cause it's bigger than my heart!"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 5th December 2011

"I read these words and they comforted me may they also comfort all who loved him.
"God saw him getting tired, a cure not meant to be so he wrapped his arms around him and whispered "Come with me" ""

This tribute was added by Leighton Castaneda on 4th December 2011

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I love you papa I miss you sooo much... It's hard knowing you aren't here anymore.. I can't call you randomly & tell you the new joke I heard that day! I miss you soo much, you were my dad growing up.. I love you papa. <3"

This tribute was added by Chaylen Higgins on 4th December 2011

"Uncle, I will miss you, although through the years we didn't stay connected, I love you."

This tribute was added by Renay Cummings on 3rd December 2011

"Oh Daddy, I don't even know where to start. I miss you so much and my day's seem lost without you. My heart hurts but I am doing my best to keep my promise to you, I'm trying to be strong. Thank you for the wonderful memories and all the love you gave me. I love you my sweet Daddy, higher than the sky and deeper than the sea. I will be waiting for you out at our special place...<3"

This tribute was added by Linda Castaneda on 1st December 2011

"Randy... my heart you had from the first day I saw you in 1964, it took a blind date in 1966 for me to actually meet you and in 1967 I had the honor of becoming your wife, from that day on you had my love forever. You are the love of my life. I will never love again the way I loved you.....Linda"


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