Pedro L. Castro, 87, went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2016 in Abilene surrounded by his loving family. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 6:30 PM followed by a prayer service.
Pedro was born in Brady, Texas on February 23, 1929 to Antonio and Cruz Leyva Castro, the youngest of eleven children. He married the love of his life, Dolorez, on October 2, 1950. They were blessed with eight children. Pedro worked for Abilene ISD for 21 years before retiring.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and daughter, Rita Castro.
Survivors include wife of 66 years, Dolorez Castro; children, Pedro Castro Jr., Gloria Sepeda, Lydia Flores, Pat Castro, Ruben Castro, Larry Castro, and Robert Castro; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Pico.
Pallbearers are Phillip Hubbard, Isaac Flores, Tony Barrera Jr., Dylan Castro, Zac Garcia, and Brandon Garcia and Pete Castro III.
Honorary pallbearers are Pedro, Ruben, Larry, and Robert Castro.
Special thanks to Hendrick Hospice and Kinder Hearts for their loving care.
So very sorry about your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Pedro you were a great man who I admired and respected so much. I loved you as my own father. I am going to miss you but you are in a much better. RIP Love Paul
Paul HubbardPerry, AR
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you. May God bring you comfort and peace.
My prayers are with you and your family
Nos dio mucho gusto conocer al Sr Pedro Castro en vida, pero ahora que el partio a estar lado de nuestro Senor. Deseamos las mas sentidas condolencias a la Senora Dolores Castro y su hermosa familia. De parte de sus compadres. Juan y Antonia Mireles
Juan y Antonia MirelesSabinas,Coahuila, TX
Catena WilliamsChannelview, TX
So sorry for the passing of a great man. Our family met the Castro family when we moved on Laguna Dr. Mr. Castro and my late husband Bobby Stevenson were great friends and shared many days talking to one another. I remember him as a humble hard working man, great loved for his wife, children and grandchildren. Although heaven gained another angel. I know he will be missed dearly by his family and friends. To his family if there is anything the Stevenson family can do Brandi may still have my phone number if not message me. Praying for God's strength, compassion, and power to help you through the days ahead. Love Deydra Stevevson-Williams
Deydra Stevevson-WilliamsAbilene, TX
Larry, Pat and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.
Barbara Saucedo GalvanMansfield, TX
Prayers for your family. May God give you peace and strength.
Tab and Shelly LongAbilene, TX
Lydia, Pete and the family of Pedro Castro; Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and grant you comfort and peace
With sincere sympathy
Anita BrownAbilene, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Danny and Billie CastroCharlotte, NC
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Rachel MartinezPlano, TX