September 11, 1950 – August 3, 2012
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Johnny Bernal Castillo, Sr., 61, of Bryan, passed away Friday morning August 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. "He may have lost the battle, but he is still our hero!" Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan with Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bryan.
Johnny was born in Bryan, Texas September 11, 1950 to Hilaria Bernal Castillo and Fidel Castillo, Sr. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan in 1971 and soon after, joined the United States Marine Corp. He served his country in Vietnam, receiving the Rifle Expert Badge, National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his family. He also enjoyed coaching baseball with his son and coaching his grandson. He retired from Saint-Gobain Norpro after 34 years of services due to his illness. Johnny Castillo, Sr. lost his battle to cancer after 2 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fidel Castillo; one sister, Josie Castillo; and one sister-in-law, Lucy Castillo.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janie Garcia Castillo; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Sandra Castillo, Jr. of College Station; daughter and son-in-law, Josie and Michael Flores of Bryan; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Fidel and Carolina Castillo, Jr., Paul and Lupe Castillo, Sr., Pete Castillo, Sr., all of Bryan, and Luis Castillo of College Station; three sisters, Ophelia C. Rios and Betty Castillo, both of Bryan, and Carmen and Leo Sauceda, Sr. of Waxahachie; and five grandchildren, Michael A. Flores, Johnny Castillo, III, Madison Flores, Gianna Castillo, and Joseph Flores.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2012