ROJELIO "ROMEO" CASTEL GRIFFITH, IN Rojelio "Romeo" Castel, age 81 of Griffith, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Manuela; six children" Roy (Vicki), Anthony, Barbara (Randy) Chavez, Elaine (Bill) Spitz, Christine Castel, and Carolyn (Michael) Robinson; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two brothers: Paul Castel and Richard (Lucy) Castel; one sister, Josephine (Florentino) Berrones; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, John; and one sister, Lela Guerrero. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Mass directly at St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN with Fr. Theodore J. Mens officiating. Romeo will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. At rest, Chapel Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Solan Pruzin Funeral Home, 14 Kennedy Ave., Schererville (Corner of Main and Kennedy). Romeo was a life long area resident, member of St. Mary Church in Griffith, and retired from Inland Steel Co. with 38 years of service. He enjoyed playing Bridge, vacationing with his family, and dancing. Romeo loved spending time with his family.
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Published in The Times from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2012