Harvey Castro

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Harvey Castro
Passed away Saturday morning 5-31-2014 (badge 2) joined SAVE, July 1st, 1997, born in Orange County, California October 13, 1933. After a two year stint in the U.S. Navy, Harvey went to San Bernardino Valley College where he received a degree in Police Administration. Completing college he became a Deputy Sheriff with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. Beyond the normal duties Harvey was called in to interpret for Spanish speaking citizens in both the Department and the Court system. He has also been called in as a SAVE volunteer to translate for Spanish speaking people. After 15 years working in the department Harvey became a Deputy Coroner Investigator with the Sheriff's Department. Working with the Corner Office for ten years he worked with Judy Suchy, a Forensic Anthropologist helping to identify the skeletal remains of those unfortunate victims that were dropped through the cracks. Harvey derived great satisfaction from finely informing the victim's family and friends that their loved ones had been found. For the families and friends of the victims, knowing, allowed for closure. Upon retirement, he and his wife Susan moved to Galena, and area near Reno.
Harvey is survived by son Renee, daughter Jolene, brother Manuel, 2 sisters Connie and Esther and host of nieces and nephews.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on June 8, 2014
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