Aldrin Jair Castillo Ochoa
February 14, 1997 – June 11, 2021
Aldrin Jair Castillo Ochoa, aka LaTortugaNinja to the gaming world, found his peace early Friday morning of June 11, 2021. Aldrin, a young 24 year old, had been battling cancer for 6 years. It was pointed out in the moment of his passing that Aldrin wore the infamous smirk upon his face even as he left to start his new journey. Those of you who know Aldrin know to which smirk was referenced.
God broke the mold after the birth of this amazing and selfless individual. Aldrin was born February 14, 1997 to father Marco Castillo and mother, Hortencia Ochoa in Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico. He graced the U.S. with his presence at the young age of four as his family settled in Spotsylvania County, Va. Being born the middle child, Aldrin had the dependable task and challenge of taking his older brother, Ayrton’s Life lessons and guidance, sometimes referred to as shenanigans, and putting them into a softer more delicate form of lesson for his younger sister Mildred. It can be said that he loved both dearly. Aldrin can often be found helping both staff and patients as a certified nursing assistant at Mary Washington Hospital on four north. Looking back at Aldrin‘s birth date one would have to wonder if Cupid himself played a role in many of Aldrin‘s traits and characteristics. Often referred to as charming, selfless, loving, and loyal, Aldrin was the poster person for irreplaceable. Loved by his family and friends and liked by anyone who knew him, he loved to laugh and to make others laugh. Aldrin enjoyed spending quality time with his family watching movies, dinning out, or some spontaneous outing. He was truly a family person. He enjoyed boofin with the boys, playing video games, and held numerous titles such as; partner in crime, my homie, La Tort, and fellow skinny boy. Aldrin could also be found with no shame, hanging out with the girls, cutting their hair, playing games, or doing some kind of sports activity but guaranteed often you could find Aldrin doing any of the above with the love of his life Brittany. She could tell you more about his stubborn side, how he hated to lose, all his goofy moments, but more so how endlessly interesting she found him.
Aldrin lived his life with love and he lived it to the fullest in everything he did. Whether it was playing FIFA while rocking the Barcelona jersey, hanging out with his favorite little person, Bella Castillo, or just chilling with Ralph the dog. Aldrin would be spreading that contagious smile and addictive happiness. This is the Aldrin that we love and will remember. This is the Aldrin that we will hold in our hearts. And this is the Aldrin that we will share through us with others that weren’t as lucky as we were to know such an amazing person.
So please join the family as they remember Aldrin as he lived through a memorial and viewing on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Mullins and Thompson’s Funeral Home in Fredericksburg Va. from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Aldrin Jair Castillo Ochoa
M. Dolores Quirino
June 17, 2021
Tu familia de cd altamirano mex abuela tios primos seras para nosotros el hijo ejemplar apesar. De la corta edad de pequeñito que conviste. Con nosotros fueron innolvidable aldri. Siempre viviras en nuestras mente y corazon te amamos.
June 16, 2021
I didn’t know Aldrin but I passed by him on the elevator a few times at MWH and by the youth in his face and Grey hairs I could tell he was battling with something. I was sadden but he didn’t come off that way . His spirit was calm and he was pleasant . To have the strength to care for someone else as your battling your own illness take courageous strength! RIP 💗
June 15, 2021
To our 4N Superhero,
The most pleasant, brave and gentle man , who we love SO very much. I cannot use the term "loved" in past tense form because Aldrin will ALWAYS be a part of our 4N family.
Valentine's Day....the day of love....and I always teasingly called you "Valentine" Aldrin, because you were SO appropriately born on this day. God knows....and I pray that YOU know....how much you will be missed. We have cried for you...yet I feel you would want us to smile....and the ONLY thing that can help us accomplish that....are our beautiful and sacred memories of YOU.
To the family, friends, loved ones and 4N coworkers who were especially close to Aldrin....I wish you peace. I pray...for your comfort, acceptance....and understanding in your great loss of our beloved Aldrin.
SO very sincerely,
June 14, 2021
I didn’t know Aldrin well as an adult, but I do remember a couple class projects and classes we shared while in high school. Aldrin was kind, funny and so easy to work with. I was so sad to see the news of his passing, and can’t imagine what it feels like to those who knew him well. I feel deeply for his family and close friends and will be saying prayers of comfort and strength for his whole family. So sorry for your loss.
June 13, 2021
Aldrin was one of the kindest young men I had the pleasure of knowing. He was caring and compassionate anytime I saw him. May you Rest In Peace and I pray for your family, friends, and co-workers.
June 13, 2021
Hugs, prayers and love to Aldrin's family and friends.
Aldrin was ALWAYS KIND, PATIENT and WILLING TO ASSIST his medical teammates in caring for our patients.
I will always remember his SMILE and GENTLENESS.
God Bless You, Aldrin.
Gail (one of the many nurses who loved him)