OBITUARY

Alfred "Al" Castilleja

September 3, 1944May 30, 2018
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Alfred “Al” Castilleja, 73, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Benjie officiating. . Burial to follow in Robinson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Al was born September 3, 1944 to Leandro and Josefa (Castillo) Castilleja in Rosebud, Texas. He graduated from Rosebud High School in 1964. Al was a longtime resident of Robinson and a member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served in the United States Army from August 4, 1965 to August 3, 1967. Al married the love of his life, Marie Gonzales on June 14, 1967 in Rosebud, Texas and they celebrated 51 years of marriage together. He owned and operated Braswell Air Conditioning and Heating for 36 years. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Castilleja of Robinson; sons, David Castilleja and wife, Kay of Austin, Gilbert Castilleja of Dallas; grandson, Nik Castilleja of Austin; granddaughter, Kayla Jo Castilleja of Austin; Four-legged friend, Tucker “Tut”; brother, Jesse Castilleja and wife, Vicky of Dallas, brother, Edward Castilleja and wife, Blanca of Waco, brother and best friend, Lee Castilleja and wife, Vera of Robinson; brother-in-law, Don Gonzales and Gracie, sister-in-laws, Jeanie Aleman and husband, John of Houston, Connie Padilla and husband, Tino of Robinson; several nieces and nephews, and very special friends, Melvin and Pat Bartley, and Tiffany Angel.

Braswell Air Conditioning and Heating thanks all its customers, A/C suppliers, all our friends and family who supported Al and family during this stressful time.

A special thanks to Baylor Scott and White Hospice, Visiting Angels and V.A. Hospital for their care given to Al during his time of need.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include his wife, Marie Castilleja of Robinson; sons, David Castilleja and wife, Kay of Austin, Gilbert Castilleja of Dallas; grandson, Nik Castilleja of Austin; granddaughter, Kayla Jo Castilleja of Austin; Four-legged friend, Tucker “Tut”; brother, Jesse Castilleja and wife, Vicky of Dallas, brother, Edward Castilleja and wife, Blanca of Waco, brother and best friend, Lee Castilleja and wife, Vera of Robinson; brother-in-law, Don Gonzales and Gracie, sister-in-laws, Jeanie Aleman and husband, John of Houston, Connie Padilla and husband, Tino of Robinson; several nieces and nephews, and very special friends, Melvin and Pat Bartley, and Tiffany Angel.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nik Castilleja
  • Julian Castilleja
  • Victor Castilleja
  • Rodney Castilleja
  • Eric Gonzales
  • Leo Olson
  • Melvin Bartley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin Lopez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Everett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Olson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sammy Citrano, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Rosay Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Mass Of Christian Burial Monday, June 4, 2018
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Alfred "Al" Castilleja

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Liz Osgood

June 4, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Even more sorry I didn't know Alfred had been sick. He was so good to always ask about my husband when I would see him. Alfred always looked the same. Never aged he probably bathed in the fountain of youth everyday. Always a smile on his face. Anyone like that is forever missed. Rest In Peace Alfred, it was my pleasure to have known you.
Hugs to Marie , I hope your future days are filled with peace and comfort. Not many get to enjoy over 50 years of marriage. You were Blessed. David and Gilbert so sorry for you loss.
Forever and always Liz and Willie Osgood

Trey Cavezza

June 1, 2018

Al was a wonderful, funny, kind and hard working man. Always there to greet you with a smile and a firm shake of the hand. He wasn't just another guest, but a friend who genuinely cared how things were going for you and your family, and a token of good and beneficial advice. They say you can tell a lot about a man in the interactions he has with his family. Well, that's certainly true about Al. The adoration that this husband, father, brother, cousin and uncle had for his family, and his family had for him, is readily and outwardly obvious; and certainly endearing. Many a great memory of Al. You'll be sorely missed, and we will see you on the other side my friend.

Ed & Jeannie Cook

June 1, 2018

Jeannie & I share our deepest condolences to the Castilleja family and the extended members of that family. I say that because 'Big Al' and Marie treated everyone as a family member no matter where they lived or were from. Yes, even me as a Nebraskan that never found his way back home! Again, thanks for all those wonderful memories!

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