Leo Castillo

June 27, 1928October 28, 2018
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Leo was born June 27, 1928 in Rocky Ford Colorado. His family moved to California in 1940. Due to financial hardship, he and his brother were unable to attend school. His teenage years were filled with hard work to help support his family. In 1950 Leo was drafted into the United States Army and was deployed to the war in Korea. Leo received training to be an Infantryman and he was assigned to the 7th Infantry Regiment. Leo’s unit faced action in combat and he served courageously in the face of enemy fire. Upon Honorable Discharge from the Army. Leo returned to Stockton and began working as a taxicab driver and various other jobs until his retirement for Fiberboard in 1994. Leo continued to provide for his family after retirement for the City of Stockton as a parking attendant until 2003. Leo is survived by his wife, Hope Castillo, whom he was married to for 58 years. Leo was the father to seven children; Gloria Huerta, Rachel (Jesse) Guerra, Victoria (Roberto) Rubio, Mary (Michael) Valverde, Debra (Jesse)Estrada, Leo Jr (Joanne) Castillo and Christina (Richard) Pimentel. Leo has twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Leo was preceded by one brother John, and survived by three sisters Betty, Tensie, and Mary. Leo learned the value of hard work from a very early age and it continued throughout his life. He worked tirelessly to provide for the needs of his family. Leo’s personal needs and wants came second to his desire to provide for others. Leo loved the San Francisco 49ers and stuck with them through the good and bad years. Leo enjoyed fishing and some of his greatest memories were from catching record setting fish. Leo had an infectious smile that would light up a room and melt the most hardened of hearts. Leo was humble but strong and resolute in protecting his family and loved ones. Leo demonstrated remarkable patience even when confronted with the trials of life. Leo was kind and never uttered a harsh word. Leo will truly be missed, but his legacy will continue for generations.


  • Jesse Jr. Estrada
  • Ernesto Salutan
  • Ernesto Jr. Huerta
  • Alexander Castillo
  • Matthew Castillo
  • Jacob Pimentel
  • Anthony Valverde, Honorary
  • Marcus Castillo, Honorary



  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Chapel Service Friday, November 9, 2018


  • Committal

Leo Castillo

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Yolanda Zuno

November 9, 2018

Rest in peace Leo I remember when Leo ,Chicky,Gilbert ,Josie and Esther would come visit my Mom in Herndon. They would have a blast talking and eating mexican bread and coffee. Leo was a very caring person. So sorry for your loss and may god bless the family love u all your cousin Yolanda

Maria Ramirez

November 3, 2018

This picture of my uncle and my Tia Betty, Tia Tensy, My mom Mary and my Tio Leo was taken at his birthday party recently. He will missed very much. My love and prayers to my and condolences for my Tia Chicky, my Tia's and cousins, and their close friends are with all of you.

Maria Ramirez

November 2, 2018

A little over a year ago, I started taking my mom Mary to visit my uncle Leo. We drove from Bend Oregon where we live. Though he didn't say much. You could see in his eyes how he was happy we came to visit. I remember growing up and visiting him and and his family. My aunt Chicky and my uncle Leo were so hospitable. They always made sure we were fed if we were hungry. And I have fond memories of my cousins. Such a sweet uncle with a gentle spirit. May he rest in peace. In the presence of God.

Terri Castro

November 1, 2018

Please pray for the Castillo family in the loss of their patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend Leo. He was a great honorable man of integrity. Thank you so very much for sharing him with me. It has been an honor and privilege to be included and treated as family. Leo and Chickie took me on family vacations when I was young , and treated me like one of their own. I spent the majority of my early teen years with this wonderful family. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. A true father figure in every sense of the word. He will never be forgotten. With deepest sympathy and love, his spirit lives on in and through his family and friends, and all the lives he touched through out his journey. He always had that sweet smile and cute grin. A man of few words, with a lot of love, a devoted family man, who was loved, admired and cherished by all those who knew him. Prayers for peace, comfort, strength, endurance, showered with God's abiding love during this time. I love you all and my heart aches with you, as the memory of him, makes me smile, to have known such a sweet soul 🙏💕♥️🌹🙏

Patricia Costa

October 30, 2018

Be at peace Leo. You definitely will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I know how much you were loved. I will miss you at family parties. Love Pat Costa