Alfred Nieto (Fred) Casillas Sr.


Alfred (Fred) Nieto Casillas, Sr. went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2014. He was born on January 19, 1919 in Losoya, Texas. Alfred was the eldest of six sons and three daughters born to Alberto Casillas, Sr. and Guadalupe Nieto-Casillas. Alfred served his country in the US Army Air Corp during WWII from 1941 to 1945; this service included combat during the American Theater Campaign in Central Europe, Rhineland and Normandy and participation with other US troops in the invasion of Normandy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and love of his life, Adelphina Gonzales-Casillas; and daughter, Dora Mae Casillas. Siblings that preceded him in death were his brothers: Daniel, Isidro, Albert Jr., and Norbert Casillas; also, sisters, Irene Casillas, and Anita Casillas-Martinez. Survivors include his son, Alfred G. Casillas, Jr. and wife, Evelyn; daughter, Ophelia Talamantes; brother, Lupe Casillas and wife, Sally; sister, Corina Casillas-Castillo. He is also survived by grandchildren: Luke Casillas (Rosie), Mark Casillas, Lea Casillas-Reedy, Celina Casillas-Whisler (Scott), Yvette Lopez, Jose Lopez, Jr. (Yohana); Jacob Chavarria; Nathan Morales (Amanda). He is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alfred resided in South San Antonio for many years and was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he volunteered and served on many parish committees. He was a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council #7865 affiliated with that parish. He was also an active member of the Citizens Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S), an organization of concerned citizens who worked with civic leaders to promote the improvement of streets, drainage and other issues. Aside from being remembered as a kind and loving Christian, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Alfred hardly ever participated in sports, but he was an avid San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Alfred will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors. He was a hunter, who loved to camp outdoors and hunt with a rifle. He hunted small game, but his passion was deer hunting. During the years that he was able, on an annual basis, he would diligently research and planned with his brothers or other hunting buddies to determine and select the best hunting sites/leases. He was a great hunter and all of the animals that fell were used for food. We salute a great man and veteran, who served proudly, served his country.
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In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Alfred's name may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on Jan. 12, 2014