Obituary Details

Daniel Castro Bilan

June 26, 1938 - September 5, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Daniel Castro Bilan, 81, of Raleigh, North Carolina died on September 5, 2019. He was born in Malilipot, Albay, Philippines to the late Favio and Apolonia Castro Bilan.

Daniel attended Torres High School in Manila, Philippines and Iona College in Westchester, NY. He retired in 1993 from Chase Bank as a facilities manager. Daniel was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi congregation, the Chelsea Gun Club, NRA and The Not That Good Bowling League in Pleasant Valley. Daniel enjoyed ballroom dancing, home improvement projects, gardening and daily walks with Coco. He was passionate about contributing to charities such a St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Disabled American Veterans and the American Lung Association.

He is survived by, and will be greatly missed by his wife, Erlinda Guillopo Bilan; children, Vladimir Bilan (Lenie), Edgar Bilan (Celia Nunn) and Nerissa Hochenberg (Mark); grandchildren, Matthew Bilan, Stuart Bilan, Katherine Bilan, Vincent Bilan and Grayson Hochenberg. He will be missed by the people of Malilipot and Albay as he employed and helped many people there. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Dominga (Bilan) Iyo, Eduvijes (Bilan) Benitez, Jose Bilan, Avelino Bilan, Florentino and Guillermo Bilan.

A post-service reception will be held at:
The Brier Creek Country Club in the Palmer's Cove and Governor's Lounge at 9400 Club Hill Drive Raleigh, NC 919-206-4600.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation https://bit.ly/2k4jW8X
Posted by:
Vlad Bilan
Posted on:
September 11, 2019
Dad was very good with his hands. Everything I know about being a handyman around the house, I learned from him. I was able to finish an entire basement with his expert guidance. He once built speaker cabinets for me and my brother when we were teenagers because we wanted to be mobile DJ's. When I dislocated my left arm when I was around 10 y/o, Dad fixed my arm; he just knew how to yank it in place and my arm was back to normal a week later after the swelling went away. He was the ultimate DYI kind of guy. These we're moments I will never forget. I will forever love you Dad. Rest easy and may God watch over you.
Posted by:
Nerissa
Posted on:
September 10, 2019
I loved to bake but at 8 years old, my baking skills were just getting started. I baked cookies that tasted like sawdust. In my father’s ever loving way to never waste food or waste a compliment, he chewed and gulped his coffee and said (with a smile), “it’s delicious!” I knew it was rubbish but his response encouraged me to keep baking (and eating) my sweets. I love you Dad!
Posted by:
Nate Dixon
Posted on:
September 9, 2019
Mr. Bilan may you rest in eternal peace and take comfort knowing you've raised a Good Son and co-worker Edgar at the Postal Service from Nate Dixon Sr.
Posted by:
Deborah Francis
Posted on:
September 8, 2019
Lit a candle in memory of Daniel Castro Bilan
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Visitation

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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Mass

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
View Website

Cemetery

Unknown Location