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Anthony W. Castro, Jr.

November 5, 1945 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 72)
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Anthony W. Castro Jr., of Parker, CO, passed away unexpectedly December 25, 2017. Born in Norfolk, VA on November 5, 1945 Anthony, or Papa or Pops, as his children referred to him, was raised in Reseda, CA. He attended Cleveland Hills High School and completed one year of college at Valley College in California. On June 11, 1989, Anthony married the love of his life, Janet. Anthony worked at Wonder Bread for 33 years before retiring at 54 and moving to Colorado. Tony loved golf, fishing, baseball and hockey. He could often be found on the golf course six out of seven days of the week, reserving the seventh day to relax and cast out his pole for fishing. Anthony loved his family and valued his time with them above all. He was especially proud of his grandkids. Tony was a fighter, becoming cancer free after a round with esophageal cancer. Tony is survived by his wife, Janet; brother, George; sons, Tony III, Robert and Richard; daughter, Teresa; grandsons, Mike, Myles and Levi; and granddaughters, Miranda and Saleena.

Donations in Anthony’s honor can be made to:

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

1660 South Albion Street Suite #916

Denver, CO 80222

A note from Tony’s wife, Janet:

He was my soulmate, the love of my life. I will miss my golfing partner dearly. There wasn’t much we didn’t do together. I love you and miss you sweetie.

                                Love you,

                                Jan (Nana)


A note from Tony’s Granddaughter Saleena:

Yesterday I lost someone who is so close to me and my family’s heart. I miss you already Papa. I’m so glad I got to spend one last Christmas brunch with you before god needed you. I will cherish the memories we have together. I will always have a place in my heart for you. Thank you for being the best grandfather, dad and husband anyone could ever ask for. You meant a lot to our family. Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me through everything. You are an angel now and I can’t wait to see you again soon. I love you forever and always.


A note from Tony’s Grandson Levi:

Christmas day was the worst day from the afternoon forward. My family and I spent our last moments with my Papa before god said it was time for him to go. He lasted throughout the family brunch, the present reveals, and the little bit of fun we all had. I’m still disconnected from all this, but I’m happy he’s in a better place after he spent time with his loved ones and passed with his family by his side. I will always love you and I will always miss you Papa. I’ll never forget the times we spent together. I’ll always be proud of having such and outstanding grandfather- who helped provide an amazing childhood and support. I would always get texts and calls from him for updates, and every time he would say how proud he was of me and everyone else in the family. He beat cancer, raised a kickass family and lived his life to the fullest. I love you papa. I’ll see you in a better place when my time comes. Always and forever.

A note from Tony’s Granddaughter Miranda:

Yesterday, the world lost a gem…Papa, I love you so much. I feel truly blessed that I got to spend one last Christmas with you. I miss you already. I will forever cherish all the memories I had with you, the lessons you taught me and the unconditional love you had for me and the whole family. We hope you heard us playing your favorite Bruno Mars songs for. Love you Papa.



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