Frank "Chico" Castroreale

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Frank Castroreale "Chico"
On October 23, 2012, Frank Castroreale passed away at The Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda California. He was a loving father, grandfather & brother. Frank, a WWII Vet, was born in Racine, Wisconsin, from immigrant parents, on November 30th, 1926, where he worked on the family farm and was a Golden Gloves Boxer (Chicago). He started a family in 1952 and later moved to Orange County, California in 1957. As a cement mason for over 50 years, Frank was involved in the boom of Southern California. He later retired in the early 1990's. He is survived by his daughter Debra Stinson & three sons: Jeff, Rod & Tim. Four grand-children: Dana Riddle, Elizabeth Dixon, Thomas Castroreale & Jake Castroreale. Three great grand-children Ginny Dixon, Mallory Riddle & Dana Riddle Jr, Two Sisters Rosie Labraska & Frances Willis and Brother Benny Castroreale. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on November 7th, 2012 at Dimond & Shannons Mortuary in Garden Grove, Ca. Burial will be the following day at Riverside National Cemetery at 11:30 am with a full military honors. The family has decided the best way to pay tribute to him, in lieu of flowers, is to donate to the Disabled American Vets ( or Parents Regional Outreach Understanding Downs ( or Autism Speaks (

Published in Racine Journal Times on Nov. 3, 2012
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