John Angelo Castro(1945 - 2012)

John Angelo Castro, age 67, of Crestview, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born on Dec. 25, 1945 in Manhattan, N.Y., and had lived in Crestview for the past four years, coming from Ocoee.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served a tour in Vietnam. He then had careers in sales and construction before retiring. John was a certified NRA instructor, a member of Lifepoint Church and enjoyed fishing and golf.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carmen Castro; mother, Barbara Castro; six children, Michelle Smith, Angela Keck, Naomi Forfang, Nadine Remala, Liberty Adams and Rosemary Castro; one sister, Rosemary Perez; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, from the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service, with the Rev. Mark English officiating.

Military honors were rendered by the Marine Corps, with a private burial following.

The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, was in charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from Jan. 2 to Feb. 1, 2013