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Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery

570 East Highland Ave, San Bernardino, CA

OBITUARY

Richard "Ricky" Thomas Castro

May 7, 1957September 13, 2019
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Richard "Ricky" Thomas Castro was born on May 7, 1957 and passed away on September 13, 2019.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

Richard "Ricky" Thomas Castro

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Kerstin Hughes

October 10, 2019

Coach Castro and I ran into each other at Chuck E. Cheese a couple years ago and he actually remembered me and called me one of his favorite students. I also wouldn’t have been able to take a trip to Europe for school credits in high school if it wasn’t for his letter of recommendation. He was an amazing mentor for me and is missed incredibly.

Reynaldo Gonzalez

October 9, 2019

To my coach, one of the few male remodels that some of us had. You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. You not only motivated us and helped us grow into men, but you prepared us for life. Save me a seat in heaven with you and Andreas and I’ll see you at that State meet in the Sky. And this time I will place. That’s right coach, We Did That!!!!!

Becky Huff

October 9, 2019

I loved all our family outings and adventures! It definitely felt like we were herding kittens with all the kiddos but we always had fun! You are so missed and will forever be in our hearts.
💕The Huff Family

Jeannette Vasilakis

October 9, 2019

If you have a child that plays sports you quickly learn that what the Coach says is the rule we were very blessed that our children had the best of the best in this department
Coach Castro came into our family when I told my son you can play football but I pick the next sport he agreed and wrestling became a stable in our home the memories my children will have of the many crazy adventures with the Castro family will forever be dear in their hearts
My girls still in middle school at the time and continued during HS went with Coach Castro and two vans full of wrestlers every weekend to attend tournaments that would be unheard of today I never worried about them I knew they were safe
Coach Castro and I made a great team way after my children graduated my favorite story was when I ask Coach if he could get another mom to be team mom he asked why and I said I have only one son and he is turning 30 he was so surprised he laughed and asked when did he get as old as me we both laughed till tears his favorite story was when he found my son standing out side the locker room waiting to get ready for practice wearing his shirt and shoe socks and tightie whites 😂 as you all know Miss V never turned her head the other way when it came to dress code back in the day the boys got in trouble for white t shirts and over sized pants the bigger and baggy the better well my son would barrow Nick’s pants I stopped in and caught him so I asked for them Coach called me and said your heart less I reminded him I enforce the rules all day I couldn’t turn my head just because it was my son he laughed and agreed of course I couldn’t do that now with coed teams what great memories are family has Coach Castro and his sister will always hold special place in our home best family ever will miss you my friend your memory will be forever eternal

Prentace Payne

October 9, 2019

“Coach Castro was a great coach/teacher at Pacific high School who change many student life for better in the future. I wrestle for Coach the year of 2004-2007. Wrestling was very hard difficult full of anger but I got through with the losing stages to become a winner in matches. Castro push me through it to win matches telling me how bad you want to win only you can decide. He always had interesting story’s to tell in his biology class and sometimes it don’t be on the subject teaching it. You’ll be missed by family’s / friends may you rest easy Coach Castro may your legacy continue.”

Frank Acuna

October 9, 2019

I met Coach Rick in 1988, Coach Bob Vargas and Coach Rick Castro brought me to the mat at San Bernardino Valley College. Coach Rick took the time and made me feel like part of his family. He taught me about wrestling and about life. I still remember the "battles" we had together in the wrestling room like it was yesterday. If it wasn't for Coach Rick, I would not have made it to the State Meet. Great Memories and Life lessons in the wrestling room and on the Mat. Even years after I finished competition wrestling, Coach Rick always had time to talk and catch up at wrestling tournaments. We even wrestled in the back rooms.....

Today, I am passing the wrestling skills he taught me on to the young athletes. His wrestling legacy will continue.

"Thank You Coach Rick... See you on the other side."

My deepest condolences out the Castro and Vargas family.

Frank Acuña and Family
Indio, Ca

Gloria Rosas-Wiley

October 8, 2019

Its sad when you lose someone close.: family member, friend, or just some one you really didn't know that well. What do you say? But the upside is that now that person is with God enjoying the wonderful Gift of The Father.

Ricky was my cousin. I remember when he was born. When he was very young his sister Christina and I use to call Ricky over to smell our feet....And he'd do it. We thought that was so funny. Christina and I would laugh and laugh when Ricky did this. There are so much more things lilke this I could say but it would take too long. Any ways my memories of my cousin Ricky will always be with me. He will always be with us in spirit. My heart goes out to his family. God Bless Ricky's spririt.

With heart felt love from your cousins,
Steve & Gloria

Levi Chin

October 7, 2019

I am very honored to have been able to assist coach Castro, I affectionately called him Cass, we shared many great times with wrestling program, but Cass was a very caring, loving and dedicated man, he went above and beyond to help anyone in need, he taught all who came in contact with him valuable life lessons and I'm sure his ex-players can attest to, I can remember some our long winded conversations on many subjects, he will always hold a special place in my heart, cuz I always knew where his heart was.
You will truly be missed Cass, love Levi Chin, your humble assistant for years.

Daniel McClenathan

October 7, 2019

As a member of Rick’s extended family, he always made you feel welcome in his home and loved to talk with you about almost anything. He was a great attentive listener and conversationalist who made you feel that what you had to say was important to him. He would ask lots of questions too with a very inquisitive mind.

He had a very gentle and caring spirit. The years passed too quickly and I wish I had gotten to know him better. All my love and heart felt sympathy to his family and friends, God bless us all.

Judith Segura-Mora

October 3, 2019

The Inland Empire Future Leaders youth program will forever remember Ricky’s wonderful spirit! He served as a camp leader and lit up his Familia group, always looking to do good for others, sharing his positive outlook on life, and making us all laugh. Rest In Peace, friend...🙏🏽🕊

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