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Arthur Aguayo Castro (1953 - 2013)

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Arthur Aguayo Castro May 24, 1953 - May 19, 2013 Arthur was born on May 24, 1953 at his parent's home in Bakersfield, CA and went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2013 at age 59. Arthur was the 3rd child to Enrique and Maria Castro. He graduated from Foothill High School in 1972 and married the love of his life, Pam, in June of 1975. Arthur has always been a very dedicated employee and through the years worked in the farming industry, the oil industry at Getty/Texaco, and then began working for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 1993. During his 19 years with North Kern State Prison, he made many friends and was so proud of the career path he had chosen. Arthur and his wife raised two daughters, Cristina and Priscilla, and over the last 10 years, has been an amazing Papa to his only grandson, Jayden. He enjoyed family vacations to the beach, snow skiing, golfing, working out, keeping his cars clean, and working in the yard to make his house look spectacular. Arthur was very much a family man and through the years he spent much of his time with his extended family, including his parents, brothers and sisters, his in-laws and close family friends. As a proud Papa, he made a point to attend all of Jayden's sporting events and took every opportunity to have fun and make memories with him. He always had a great sense of humor and there was nothing like seeing him smile or hearing him laugh. Through all of the battles he faced in life he was always a strong man and a courageous fighter. Arthur is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years Pam Castro (Foxal), his daughters, Cristina and Priscilla Castro, and his grandson, Jayden Smith. He is also survived by his father, Enrique Castro, brothers, Robert (wife Carol), John (wife Zina), sisters, Teresa Covarrubias de Mateos (husband Manuel) of Guadalajara, Mexico, Obie Delano, Angie Michaels (husband Alan) and numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. Arthur was preceded in death by his son, Arthur Aguayo Castro Jr., his mother, Maria Luisa Aguayo de Castro, his brother, Jose Aguayo and his father-in-law, Bernie Foxal. A memorial of Arthur's life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 24th at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, with a reception to follow. The Castro family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Dr. Ravi Patel and the staff of CBCC as well as staff at UCLA and Mercy Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CBCC or to CCPOA-Correctional Peace Officer's Memorial Committee. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 23, 2013
Arthur Aguayo Castro
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