Edward B. Castillo
December 21, 1933 – April 23, 2018
Edward B. Castillo died Monday, April 23, 2018 in his home in Houston, Texas. He was born December 21, 1933 to Joaquin and Margarita (Gonzales) Castillo in Houston, one of five children. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1961.
Edward served in the Korean War as an Army specialist third class stationed in France. He returned home to teach history in public schools and then worked for M.D. Anderson Hospital in the General Accounting department. He worked there for over 40 years until his retirement. He worked evenings as a manager for local theatres and performance halls, which gave him great joy.
Edward met his beautiful bride, Leonor Valencia Herrera, in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964 and married her there in 1966. Edward and Leonor were active members of Corpus Christi Catholic Parish and School. He volunteered in various church ministries and served as lector, mentor to parish youth, and catechist. He was an active volunteer for the neighborhood association, taught citizenship classes, and advocated for and helped people in many ways. He loved spending time with family and friends, listening to music, telling stories, and dancing with his wife.
Edward is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Leonor Castillo; daughters Leonor (Albert) Cheng and Ivette Castillo (Matthew McCabe); son Eric (Jennifer) Castillo; grandchildren Alexander and Eva Cheng, William and Jacob Castillo, and Liliana and Donovan McCabe; sisters Marie Perkins and Margaret Ramirez; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Roy and Joaquin.
A visitation will be held on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will held at the church at 10:00 am on Friday April 27, 2018 with a reception to follow. The family requests that guests wear white or pastel colors to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or School, or MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- Joaquin Castillo, Father
- Margarita Gonzales, Mother
- Leonor Castillo, Wife
- Leonor Cheng and husband Albert, Daughter
- Ivette Castillo and Matthew McCabe, Daughter
- Eric Castillo and wife Jennifer, Son
- grandchildren Alexander and Eva Cheng, William and Jacob Castillo, and Liliana and Donovan McCabe; sisters Marie Perkins and Margaret Ramirez; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
- Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Rosary Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 27, 2018
- Rite of Commital