Richard L. Castro
Sept. 1, 1935 - April 13, 2013
ROCK FALLS — Richard L. Castro, 77 of Rock Falls, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday April 13, 2013, at Coventry Living Center, with family by his bedside while celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
He was born on September 1, 1935 in Savanna, IL, the son of Francisco and Antonia (Camarena) Castro and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Air force.
He married Judy L. Hockman on April 13, 1963 in Savanna. Richard was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co for over 30 years before retiring.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; two sons, Todd Castro and Eric Castro; two sisters, Mary Adrian of Savanna and Helen Weiler of Kewanee; one step grandchild and one step great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Hope Sanchez; five brothers, Raymond, Joe, Frank, George and Manuel Castro; and two daughters-in-law.
A memorial gathering will take place at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richard L. Castro Memorial Fund.
Death date: April 13, 2013