Just received word from Fran Castro that her brother Armando passed away last Thursday (9/17).
Here is the obituary from the funeral home’s website:
Armando Contreras Castro passed away September 17, 2009. He was born January 3, 1957, in Amarillo, Texas, to Candelario and Armandina Castro.
Armando resided in the Quad City area of Illinois from 1965-1985. He graduated from United Township High School East Moline IL in 1975. He participated in wrestling, band and National Honor Society. He was a member of the Knights drum and bugle corps from 1977-79. He attended Blackhawk College in East Moline, IL. He was employed at JI Case, Frizell & Parsons and Bandag.
Armando lived in Grand Prairie and Duncanville, Texas, from 1985-2009 and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas, for twenty-three years. He attended El Centro College in Dallas. He loved to play the saxophone; enjoyed yard work and quenched his thirst for knowledge through reading. His Father, Candelario C. Castro and Step-Father Ralph E. Roberts preceded him in death. His Mother, Armandina C. Roberts, survives Armando, as well as his brotherâ€™s Juan (wife Julie) and Alberto (wife Becky) and sisters Ana (husband Rannie Grimm) and Francisca. Armandoâ€™s nieces: Genevieve, Megan Rose, Gina, Nichole and nephewâ€™s: Joseph, Alexander, Anthony, Adam and Jahmal.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday September 23, 2009 from 7-9 pm at Jaynes Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville, TX 75137. Graveside services are 10:00 am Thursday September 24, 2009 at Restland cemetery 9220 Restland Road, Dallas, TX 75243. Immediately following: a celebration of life will be held at the New Life In Christ Lutheran Church 311 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville, TX 75116.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memoriams may be sent to:
New Life In Christ Lutheran Church
311 South Cockrell Hill Road
Duncanville, TX 75116.