Jesse Castro

June 25, 1957March 8, 2019

Jesse Castro, 61, passed away on March 8th, 2019 at his place of residence. He was the husband of Dianna Castro. They shared 37 years of marriage together.

Born in Tlazazalca, Michoacan, Mexico, he was the son of Jose Castro and Delfina Calderon Castro. He graduated from North High School with his high school diploma, Metropolitan State College with his bachelor's degree in teaching and Phoenix University with his Master of Arts in Education Administration. He was employed at Westminster Public Schools as a Special Education Paraeducator. He taught as an educator for 29 years.

Some of the many organizations and clubs Jesse was a part of include C38, the Rapids Supporter Group; the Denver Kickers Club; Primemerica as a financial advisor; Horace Man Choir Alumni; coached soccer across the Denver metro area.

He will be remembered for his kind heartedness, friendliness, his sense of humor, willingness to help, his love for family, his generosity, his ability to connect with so many people, his dedication, passion for soccer and coaching, perseverance to succeed, his value for education, and his commitment to his community.

He was survived by his wife, Dianna; his children, Margaret, Jessica and Julian; his grandchildren, Arturito and Camila; and his beloved dog, Ruca. He was predeceased by his grand-daughter, Estrella, his mother, Delfina and his father, Jose.

The viewing will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:00-4:00pm at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel. The rosary will be held from 4:00-5:00pm in the Chapel as well. The funeral services will be held on March 18, 2019 at 11:00am at Olinger Crown Hill Pavilion.

Please join the family for a reception and opportunity to share stories of Jesse immediately following at Denver Firefighters Local 858, 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.


  • Danny Villanueva
  • Arturo Altamirano
  • Larry Braig
  • Dave Quintana
  • Alan Mattivi
  • Solomon Perez
  • Jose Luis Paz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Julian Castro, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jose Castro, Honorary Pallbearer


18 March

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Olinger Crown Hill Pavilion of Reflection

Wheat Ridge, Colorado


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 17, 2019

Jesse Castro

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Bill Hessel

March 17, 2019

So sorry to read about Jesse's passing. I have very fond memories of him when he attended Horace Mann Jr High and played football for our Tigers. He was a fine young man then and I'm sure that continued throughout his lifetime.

One of his teachers and coaches.

Bill Hessel

Tim and Debbie Griego

March 15, 2019

Dearest Dianna and family,
We are heartbroken to hear of Jesse’s passing. One of our sweetest memories is the day the two of you were married and how happy you were. Our deepest condolences to you all. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time and give you peace and comfort. We have been and will continue to offer prayers for you and your beautiful family.

Tim and Debbie Griego

Johanna Goya

March 15, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences go out to my sister, Dianna and nieces Maggie, Jessica and nephew Julian. We pray that God grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this time. Our most sincere condolences. ❤️💕🙏

Aloha 🌴

Johanna & Gregory Goya
Kaneohe, Hawaii

JoAnn delHierro

March 14, 2019

Dianna and familia, our deepest sympathies on your loss of your most loved one. Jesse was a kind, gentle soul who poured out his love of life for his family and friends. As friends of high school, Jesse shared and valued his friendship with others. May he Rest In Peace and May God bring you peace and comfort knowing that he is with Him! God Bless you!
JoAnn and Mark delHierro

Rosa M Ramirez

March 14, 2019

Dianna n Family my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jesse @ district 50 and his smile everyday when I was there is the memory in my mind. I and my daughter Vanessa Ramirez will never forget his smile. I love you my Sister n yr daughter Margaret who accompanied us for the loss of my husband in 98. Your family and I go way back to Aposento Alto Church. So with that said You n your family will see him again as the word of God says
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
You are in our prayers! The Lord is faithful He will bring you through! 🙏
Rosa M Ramirez~John 16:33;)💜

Andrew Fuentes

March 14, 2019

Diana and family you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. His was a good man and terrific person to all who knew him. He was a good friend and wonderful coach. I'll never forget all the soccer memories, tournaments, and travels we had together. Our sincere prayers for you and your family. Rest in Peace, COACH.

Naya, Eliav Yared Perez

March 14, 2019

Our Condolences to Our Aunt Dianna and Cousins Maggie, (Arturo), Jessica and Jullian . Wishing your Peace to bring Comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hard! We’ll be missing Tio Jesse.
Claudia and Alvarado Family,
Please accepted our deepest condolences to Castro Family we are very sad for the sudden loss of our Amigo Jesse, all our love and support for you we will never forget his charisma, his smile and above all his friendship and love that he always give us. Gracias Jesse Por Siempre…….

Brenda Quintana

March 14, 2019

Diana & Family, Our Heartfelt Sympathy to All of You! Jesse was definitely taken to soon from his young family. I know it's not the same as having him here with you, but I believe God blessed us with beautiful memories for these sad times! Remembering that beautiful, uplifting, positive smile when we always saw him! We're here for you! Our Deepest Condolences! Love The Griego's!

Julie Stein

March 14, 2019

Our condolences to my sister, Dianna and to my nieces Maggie (Arturo), Jessica, and my nephew Julian and their grandchildren, Arturo and Camila. Jesse was taken from us too soon. May God give you comfort and may God give you strength at this difficult time. Jesse always had such an easy going personality and a smile that you just knew he loved life. He will be greatly missed by our family. If you need anything, we'll be there for you!
We love you,
Julie and Bob & Mikey Stein


March 13, 2019

Well my friend. You never made that "Hole In One" but you tried like the rest of us.

Will miss you on the course and in life, you were a good and honest man, and not a bad Soccer coach.

We will miss you, especially your family whom you loved dearly.

When you get there, maybe "Our Lord will caddy your first 9 holes.