October 13, 1929 ~ July 18, 2020

Born in: Mission, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, formerly of Bryan, Texas

Our Patriarch Reynaldo Castro Sr., 90, of San Antonio, formerly of Bryan, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in San Antonio. Due to the current pandemic, the family requested private services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 27, 2020, in Bryan. Interment will follow in Rest Ever Memorial Park where he will be laid to rest alongside his wife of 72 years, Francisca Castillo Castro. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Reynaldo Castro was born on October 13, 1929, in Mission, Texas to Gregorio and Hortencia Cantu Castro. He married the love of his life Francisca (Frances) Castillo in Donna, Texas. Reynaldo and Frances were blessed with eight children in their marriage. Reynaldo shared his faith in God with family and friends. He learned early in life the value of working hard for himself and others. Along with the love and devotion to his family, Reynaldo had many wonderful friendships, a lot gained through his great love of baseball. He began playing at an early age in leagues in the Rio Grande Valley. When he moved with his family up north to Bryan, he became a member of the LULAC Council 229 Baseball Team. He was an outstanding first baseman. Many many family friendships grew through those great years. As he came along in his later years, some of life’s memories may have faded for him but never the days he spent playing baseball. Those were memories he loved to share with anyone who was there to listen. We loved to see how it lit up his face.

Reynaldo is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Castro; his sons Reynaldo Castro Jr., Joaquin Castro; his grandsons, Louis Don Garcia and Jeremy R. Rodriguez, and his beautiful granddaughter Sarah-Frances Danielle Hernandez; his sisters, Rebecca Castro – Hernandez Cardona, Oralia Castro Garcia, Raquel Castro Gonzalez, Juanita Castro Zuniga; and brother, Gregorio Castro.

His life legacy continues through his children, Angel Castro and wife Delicia of Round Rock, Anita and husband Roy Garcia of Chicago, Irene Moreno of Dallas, Edward Castro and wife Laura of Chicago, Corina and husband John Cavazos of San Antonio, Stella and husband Danny Hernandez of San Antonio; his brother, Ruben Castro; his sister, Ortencia Castro Falcon; his 28 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

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  1. Granddaddy I can’t tell you how much you will be missed. Your jokes and funny faces will always make us smile. I know you are doing just fine with Grandma Pancha right now and that helps ease our pain. Daddy and I cannot be there to say final goodbye but there’s no need for us. We had one of our most beautiful memories the last time we were with you. And that’s enough for us. You rest easy now gramps. Love you, and until we see you and Panchita again….besitos ♥️

  2. Our Condolences to all the Castro family. All of you, including Mr Ray and Mrs Frances have always been family to us. I don’t remember it any other way. We were all glad to have been able to see him at Frances’ funeral. We are sadden that we will not be able to see yall at Mr Ray’s funeral due to this pandemic, but please know that ya’ll are in our hearts and prayers. If there is anything any one of us can do to help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. We love ya’ll and we miss ya’ll.
    Mr Ray Rest In Peace….

    From Freddie & Diana (Cerda) Rueda & Phillip Cerda

  3. Uncle Ray, although I didn’t know you well in person or my cousin. I new of you by my father Gregorio Castro my aunt Hortencia from Cali as they talked about you through out the years. My older brother Greg named one of his son Ruben Ray Castro. You are in our hearts and minds. Love you.

  4. To all our Castro Family, know that you all our in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Tio left us with so many fond memories that I will forever hold in my heart. May you rest in God’s eternal peace and may his perpetual light shine upon you always. Rest in Peace️️❤️

  5. I would like to give my condolences to the entire family.
    It was fun times growing up on Beck St. with the Castro’s and everyone else in the neighborhood !!
    Many fun times with Ray Sr. !!
    May he rest in peace along with Mrs. Castro !!
    Luv you all !!!

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