Belizario “Billy” Castellano
Belizario “Billy” Castellano passed away on October 10, 2018. Billy was a long-time staff member who most recently was working as the head custodian at Evergreen Middle School. Billy was hired in 1985 for what was then the Hilhi School District and later became the Reedville School District. He worked at Butternut Creek Elementary school from 1989 through 2009 when he retired. He became a substitute after his retirement and then was rehired at Evergreen in 2015.
For those who are interested, Billy’s family has set up a GoFundMe site for assistance with medical and funeral expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/fund-for-the-castellano-family.
Our sincerest thanks to Billy for his dedicated service to the students, staff, and families of the Hillsboro School District; and our deepest sympathies go out to families, friends, and all who knew him.
UPDATE 10/22 - Services will be held on Sunday October 28 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center in Hillsboro.
Gene Grimes passed away on October 10, 2018. Gene had been the night custodian at R.A. Brown Middle School for the past two years. Prior to that, he had worked for 31 years as a church custodian in Indiana. He retired and moved to Oregon to live with his son and decided that he wanted to keep working, so he took the position at Brown.
Our sincerest thanks to Gene for his dedicated service to the students, staff, and families of the Hillsboro School District; and our deepest sympathies go out to families, friends, and all who knew him.
Kim Ellsworth passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Mrs. Ellsworth was most recently a special education teacher at South Meadows Middle School. She has worked at all HSD high schools and has coached track, soccer and basketball over the course of her 20 years in the District. Click here to read a letter to parents at South Meadows.
Sunday, April 8
- Viewing: 1-3 p.m., Fir Lawn Chapel, 1070 W Main St., Hillsboro
Monday, April 9
- Rosary: 10:30-11 a.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 447 SE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro
- Mass: 11 a.m.-noon, St. Matthew
- Burial: 12:30-1 p.m., Fir Lawn Cemetery
- Reception: 1 p.m., St. Matthew Parish Hall
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Terry Anne Takase Shlaes
Passed away Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018. Terry taught Special Ed, Science, Math and English Classes at Phil Lewis Elementary, was head of the Special Education Departments at Tualatin High School and Century High School in Hillsboro before joining Lakeridge High in 2003. Terry was a tireless advocate for students, clients, mentees and community members, both in her role as a teacher and in her off duty hours. Click here for her obituary in the Oregonian. Click here to write a condolence on-line.