November 13, 1931 ~ July 21, 2011
Constantino Boy Sanchez Araneta, beloved father of six, philanthropist, and self-made business man, died at July 21, 2011 at Gardena, CA. He was 79 years old. Born to Margarita Sanchez and Ignacio Araneta in Sinunuc, a sleepy sea-side provincial town in Zamboanga, Philippines, Constantino Araneta came from humble beginnings. In spite of this, he was a proactive dreamer. In his early years, he was known by many as a precocious and industrious young boy. After graduating college, he married Matilde Ledesma Araneta, who eventually became his wife of 46 years. He worked his way up in the logging industry until he reached the top. After 35 years as a logger/business man, Constantino Araneta pursued other endeavors. Life's unforeseeable circumstances, sometimes unfortunate, did not deter his determination of creating a comfortable lifestyle for his family and friends. Until the end of his life, he provided emotional and financial support for those much more unfortunate than himself or those who needed his help. He will be remembered by those he encountered as a selfless, loving and charitable. His beloved wife, Matilde Ledesma Araneta, departed life on June 22, 2000. He is survived by sons Noel Araneta, Tito Araneta, Rene Araneta, Constantino Jun Araneta, Henry Araneta; daughter Maria Nene Asuncion Araneta- Cailou; and countless grandchildren.
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