OBITUARY

Ronald James Castillo

16 February, 197012 March, 2020
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Mr. Ronald J. Castillo entered into rest peacefully Thursday, March 12th, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends at Community Regional Hospital in Fresno, CA. Ron was born on February 16, 1970 to Ronald Castillo and Beatrice Gomez in Fresno. He had lived in Coalinga with his wife, Diane, the last 5 years. Ron had just turned 50 years old one month prior to his passing.

Ron graduated from Fresno High School in 1988 and then went on to graduate from Fresno State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Education was very important to Ron, who was always trying to learn more. Ron was kind, generous, hard-working, and was very loved by all who knew him. Ron met his best friend and love of his life, Diane, while at Fresno State University. On July 13, 2010, Ron and Diane were married in a Catholic Church in Salinas, followed by a reception near the ocean, since it was their favorite place to visit. They planned trips and traveled often to Monterey, Yosemite and Las Vegas. They were frequent concert-goers, with his favorites being Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Elton John. Ron was also a San Francisco 49ers fan.

Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guadalupe R., Nellie Perez, Louis Castillo, and his aunt, Irene L. Perez. Ron is survived by his wife Diane M. Castillo; mother Beatrice Gomez {Ascencion}, father Ronald Castillo {Maria}; mother-in-law Fatima Leonardo {John}; uncles Carlos Perez and Louis Castillo; brothers Jason Castillo {Adrianna} Joe Gomez {Danielle}; brothers-in-law Tony Andrade {Katie} and George Andrade, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Ratto {Shawn} and Cindy Avila, sister Tina Castillo; nephews: David J. Castillo, Brian, Matthew and Zachary Andrade; nieces: Lucy Gomez and Peyton Ratto. He also has many cousins in the Fresno area.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 10:00am Graveside Service Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 E. Cornelia , Fresno, California 93706

** All attendees must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the service**

*** Service is limited to immediate family at this time. Celebration of Life luncheon to be planned at a later date. ***

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the Castillo family.

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 24 March , 2020

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Diane Castillo

April 5, 2020

Ron, my one true love. Its been over 3 weeks since i held you last! I miss you so much! Your always in my thoughts and prayers! I was just remembering the day you asked me to marry you at our beach. I remember you were so nervous! It was so cute. I will never forget the moment you asked me to be with you for the rest of our lives. I was so happy!! I will always treasure all the memories we made! I included a pic of one of our trips!

Diane Castillo

March 26, 2020

I know it’s been two weeks since you died. Time passes and i just miss you more. Then i remind myself “we are a team, we will be together again. I will do my best to make you proud “

Jason D. Castillo

March 22, 2020

"Brother Ron!!" is what we family/close friends would yell out in unison when you would finally arrive to a family function (you were always fashionably late). Few know it was a nickname given to you when we were both Engineering students at Fresno State, after some of the students learned that we were brothers- and 'Brother Ron' was given and so the greeting tradition began almost 30 years ago.
Fewer still are any who can say they have walked with me so closely throughout life: Our life growing up under a single mom was filled with want, unmet needs, and lacking on many levels. But at the end of each day, we had each other for solace, comfort and acceptance.
Because of this, we grew up spending a lot of time at our grand parents' home. Grandpa, Grandma and Auntie loved us both beyond measure and yet somehow didn't spoil us, but poured into us the best of themselves. They taught us that family comes first, that you are there for your family, you do only good to/for them, and that we should take time to be with one another regularly. They knew then that these times were the most precious and limited in life, and hence the most important.
So it was my duty, honor, privilege and responsibility to be there with you, almost everyday, for your final 7.5 weeks in the hospital. We had faced life's hard times together before... and we would do it together again.
The Lord Jesus said “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14: 1‭-4.
I know that one day we will all be reunited and that the family will be together again after the Lord Jesus' second coming when we get to go home with Him.
Goodbye, for now, Brother Ron, I love you and will miss you, especially at family gatherings.

Diane Castillo

March 22, 2020

My Dearest Ron, i am sorry that we are unable to have all the events to celebrate your life. Your life mattered to so many people. i was able to pray the rosary this morning at home in your honor. i will continue to find ways to honor your memory. Your legacy will forever be: a very kind man who wanted to make the world a better place especially for his loved ones. You will never be forgotten Ron.
I take you everywhere I go in my heart.

love you
Diane

Diane Castillo

March 20, 2020

Bea, I wanted to thank you for bringing up such an upstanding man. Ron was/is so kind and grateful for everything. He never took things for granted. He treated me like a princess and men learn that from their mothers. I felt so lucky to have your son in my life and i will never forget him.
I will always love Ron! cannot wait to see him again someday.
Diane

Liz Ratto

March 20, 2020

Ron, you were a great brother in law. You never complicated things and were always a part of all we did. You were there for so much with us, and most importantly a loving spouse to Diane.

You were kind and quiet, yet we always noticed you were present and relaxed to hang with. It was nice to always see you there for my sister. You’ll be missed. But never ever forgotten. Attaching my fav pic of you two.

Love always - Liz Shawn and Peyton

George Andrade

March 20, 2020

Diane. I loved that you both came to my birthday every year. Holidays were always the best having you and Ron there with us. He was a great guy. I will miss him alot

Cindy Avila

March 18, 2020

Diane,

I am so grateful you found Ron and he joined our family. Ron was the nicest guy. My favorite memories are having him as a buddy to have a beer with at family events. The pain of losing a best friend, partner, and soulmate can never be cured, only carried. He will live on through you. I love you, sister.

“It's hard when you miss someone. But you know if you miss them, that means you're lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”
~Nikki Schiefelbein

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Beatrice & Ascencion Gomez

March 18, 2020

Our precious, beautiful, and brilliant son. We will always remember your kind and caring ways. Such a wonderful man. We love you Ron!

Adriana Castillo

March 18, 2020

Dear Brother in Christ,
About 21 years ago your family adopted me not as a daughter-in- law but as as daughter. Having to leave my family in Mexico was so hard but God new he was giving me all of you. Since day one, you adopted me as your sister, and not a sister-in-law. You were always so kind and loving with birthday cards, Mothers day flowers, and visits to me after hospital stays. You were quiet but effective with your words and you always tried to keep our family together because you loved us so much. May we continue to honor your memory by following your example of kindness, love, and concern for others. See you in heaven my brother!

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Biography

Mr. Ronald J. Castillo entered into rest peacefully Thursday, March 12th, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends at Community Regional Hospital in Fresno, CA. Ron was born on February 16, 1970 to Ronald Castillo and Beatrice Gomez in Fresno. He had lived in Coalinga with his wife, Diane, the last 5 years. Ron had just turned 50 years old one month prior to his passing.

Ron graduated from Fresno High School in 1988 and then went on to graduate from Fresno State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Education was very important to Ron, who was always trying to learn more. Ron was kind, generous, hard-working, and was very loved by all who knew him.
Ron met his best friend and love of his life, Diane, while at Fresno State University. On July 13, 2010, Ron and Diane were married in a Catholic Church in Salinas, followed by a reception near the ocean, since it was their favorite place to visit. They planned trips and traveled often to Monterey, Yosemite and Las Vegas. They were frequent concert-goers, with his favorites being Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Elton John. Ron was also a San Francisco 49ers fan.

Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guadalupe R., Nellie Perez, Louis Castillo,
and his aunt, Irene L. Perez.
Ron is survived by his wife Diane M. Castillo; mother Beatrice Gomez {Ascencion}, father Ronald Castillo {Maria}; mother-in-law Fatima Leonardo {John}; uncles Carlos Perez and Louis Castillo; brothers Jason Castillo {Adrianna} Joe Gomez {Danielle}; brothers-in-law Tony Andrade {Katie} and George Andrade, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Ratto {Shawn} and Cindy Avila, sister Tina Castillo; nephews: David J. Castillo, Brian, Matthew and Zachary Andrade; nieces: Lucy Gomez and Peyton Ratto.
He also has many cousins in the Fresno area.

Graveside Service Fresno Memorial Gardens,
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 10:00am 175 E. Cornelia , Fresno, California 93706

** All attendees must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the service**

*** Service is limited to immediate family at this time. Celebration of Life luncheon to be planned at a later date. ***

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the Castillo family.

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