Epifanio (Carlos) Cartayas, 96, of Cave In Rock, IL died on February 28, 2016 after a long illness at Rosiclare Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Cuba on April 7, 1919 to Pusco and Saloma Cartayas and moved to the United States in the 50s.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Knee Turner) Kay Cartayas; five children, Patricia Cartayas from Florida, Maria Cartayas from New York, Henry Cartayas from Connecticut, William Cartayas from Georgia, and Carrie (Paul) Gorst from Florida; four step-children, Annette (Israel) Vega from Illinois, Sandra Odle from Indiana, and Ricky (Nancy) Pineiro from Florida; three daughters-in-law, Linda Matuck from Illinois, Jackie Dutton from Illinois, and Ann Brandt from Kentucky; one brother-in-law, David Brandt from Kentucky, 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and three brothers.
Hardin County Funeral Services, Rose Gilbert Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. Carlos’ last wishes were to be cremated and have a quiet family get-together that will be held at a later time.