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Castro, Kenneth L.

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June 8, 1949 - August 23, 2015

Castro, Kenneth L.

Kenneth Lee Castro passed peacefully from this life Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the age of 66 years of age, after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last days of his life. Kenneth was born in Dallas, Texas on June 8, 1949. Before retirement, he was a long distance truck driver and he was an International Union Organizer for AFSCME in the Texas area. On his many travels one of the cities he fell in love with was New Orleans, La. While in New Orleans his favorite place to visit was the Café du Monde, where he would enjoy a cup of coffee and beignet. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for his family and friends. He also enjoyed listening and dancing to country western music. He was a friend and father to all of his nephews and nieces and one of their favorite past times was playing “Monopoly”. He will be greatly missed by all.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father Julian Frank Castro and mother Malina Rhea Castro; brothers: Ralph Castro and Richard Castro. He is survived by his brothers: Jimmy Castro, Phillip Castro, Charles Castro and sister Linda Arriaga; Nephews: Ralph Castro, Donald Castro, Phillip Castro Jr., Demetric Castro, and Jose Arriaga; Nieces: Diane Mendoza, Debra Castro, Cynthia Ponce, Linda Castillo, Janet Castro, Mary Jo Aleman, Jennifer Castro Robles, Vanessa Hernandez, Melissa Romo and Adelaide Arriaga.

The family will receive friends for viewing at noon to 1pm. A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 1pm on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Aria Funeral Home, 1820 N. Belt Line Rd., Irving, Texas 75061.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;”

 

 

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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
972-607-4400

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Linda Arriaga

August 26, 2015 9:43AM

My sweet Kenneth, I missed you the second you stepped into Glory. Your suffering in life is a pain so great to me that only God can heal it. Thank you for the love, fun and sharing of all you had with me, Melissa, Adelaide and Bubba. I'll see you again in the Father's house.


Cynthia Rivera

August 26, 2015 7:31AM

Our condolences for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace during your grief.God Bless You All and peace be with you. Love The Rivera Family


Mary Castro Carson

August 25, 2015 5:48PM

So very sorry for the loss of Castro Family member. May he rest in peace with Our Savior and the angels. Say hello to my daddy 💜 and grandma 💜 please.


Joe Bennett

August 25, 2015 3:50PM

I will always remember the fun times we had growing up as kids and playing football beside your house. You were a very special cousin to me. Rest in peace.


Melissa Romo

August 25, 2015 3:15PM

Uncle, I'm still waiting to hear your voice in kitchen asking if we would like to have some tortillas. I miss you so much! It hurts cause I know you suffered a lot and you never once complained about the pain. Tell Grandma and Uncle Richard I said Hi and that I love them too! Love your niece.


Vanessa Castro Hernandez

August 25, 2015 2:35PM

I will always remember my Uncle Kenneth. Rest in Peace Dear Uncle.
Love your niece,
Vanessa