Antonio Malano Camarillo, Sr.
Antonio Malano Camarillo, Sr.

June 13, 1939 - June 1, 2019
Born in Philippines
Resided in Gilbert, Arizona
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Antonio “Tony” Malano Camarillo, Sr., husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Aurelia Macanas Camarillo, sister, Luz Camarillo Blanco, and parents, Enrique Mon Camarillo and Maria Malano Camarillo.

He is survived by three daughters, Anelia Camarillo Espinoza, Agnes “Nani” Camarillo Pickell, and Audrey Camarillo Gelo and a son, Antonio “Tony” Malano Camarillo, Jr; Son-in-laws, Don Gelo, Jr., and Harold Pickell and daughter-in-law, Tanya Barker Camarillo; Nine grandchildren, Shaena and Griffin Espinoza, Ashley and Brandon Gelo, Tyson and Megan Pickell; Logan Camarillo and Alysa and Devin Huffman (Barker). He’s also survived by his sister, Catalina Camarillo DeCastro, her husband Anastacio Pinzon DeCastro (Ewa Beach, HI) and brother, Constantino Malano Camarillo, Sr., his wife, Elizabeth “Marie” Blevins (San Francisco, CA), and several nieces and nephews.

Antonio was born on June 13, 1939 in Bangar, La Union, Paratong Norte, Philippines. He attended University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He relocated to Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii in 1967 and was later joined by his wife and two older daughters in 1968. His two youngest children were born in Hawaii in 1969 and 1977. The family lived in Waipahu, Hawaii until 1982, where he worked for various companies in the hotel/hospitality and home builder industries as a Bell Hop/Waiter and Laborer/Foreman. The Camarillo clan then moved to Union City, San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California in 1982, where he continued to raise his family and worked for Goodman Lumber Building Materials in San Francisco and Orchard Supply Hardware in Newark. He and his wife joined their children and relocated to Gilbert, Arizona in 1999 where he continued to work as a receiving supervisor for Sears, Roebuck and Co prior to retiring in 2004. He occupied his time by fishing, gambling, installing custom window treatments and drapery with his wife and traveling back and forth to the Philippines.

Tony and his wife enjoyed hosting Mahjong and poker game nights and dinner parties. He loved to sing, play the acoustic guitar and play basketball (he played in an adult league in Hawaii for years as a Player/Coach), but his true passion was fishing—deep sea fishing in the PI and Hawaii and lake fishing in Northern California and Arizona.

Tony, is DEARLY loved by his children, son and daughter in laws, grandchildren, family and close friends. He was an AMAZING cook and was always the life of the party. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his charm and humor, c’est la vie outlook on life; his fearlessness, strength, and pride.

Please note his viewing (on Tuesday, June 25th at 5PM) and Mass services (on Wednesday, June 26th at 10AM) information here, on the Queen of HeavenCatholic Funeral Home website. A lunch reception will immediately follow Mass services at St. Anne Catholic Church in the Hall across the church’s courtyard.




Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St Anne's Catholic Church
440 E Elliot Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:00 AM