Bayani Teruel Whiteside

Bayani Teruel WhitesideBayani was born November 18, 1939 in Santa Mesa (District of Manila), Philippines and passed away on December 15, 2020 in Lancaster, CA at the age of 81. He previously resided in Manila, Philippines, Agaņa, Guam, and Daly City, CA.

In 1968, he married his loving wife Cecilia in Marikina Rizal, Philippines. He was a long time resident of Ridgecrest and was previously employed at the China Lake CPO/Officers Club, Athletic Equipment Manager at Burroughs High School, and eventually became a Chemical Analyst at Kerr-McGee/North American Chemical Company until his retirement in 2002. He was an avid bowler at China Lake/Ridgecrest and travelled extensively to various tournaments and competitions and truly loved the sport. He enjoyed visiting relatives and loved to gamble in Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by his father Francisco Teruel (Deceased 1944), step-father Garland Whiteside (Deceased 1988), sister Michelle Bray (Deceased 1992) and mother Peggy Whiteside (Deceased 2003). He survived by his wife of 52 years, Cecilia Whiteside, son Brian Whiteside, daughter Cathy Whiteside-Castillo, and grandson Marco Castillo all from Ridgecrest, CA. His sisters Ivy Whiteside of Mesquite, TX, Susan Gray of Houston, TX, and Christine Beil of Eugene, OR, and Wanda Whiteside of Bakersfield, CA. He also leaves behind a vast number of relatives in Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, and throughout the United States.

Story First Published: 2021-01-22