Esequiel Castro Jr.
1932 - 2020
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Esequiel Castro Jr.

Las Cruces - Esequiel C. Castro Jr joined his beloved wife, Alicia, into the Kingdom of Heaven on December 26, 2020 at the age of 88.

From his birth on March 3, 1932, in Safford, AZ to his death in Las Cruces, NM. Esequiel's priorities were always taking care of his family. He was a proud Army veteran and often shared fascinating stories of his time in Germany in the early 1950s.

He married the love of his life, Alicia Castro, in 1953, and made their home in Hatch, NM, for 63 years until her passing in 2016.

Esequiel was preceded in death by his parents, Esequiel and Pascuala Castro, and his sister Herminia Alvarez and is survived by his loving brother, George Castro of Gardena, CA.

Esequiel leaves two sons who cherished him, David L. Castro, and Esequiel (Nunie) Castro, III and his wife Imelda, four grandchildren who adored their grandpa (David, Darren, Breanna, Kathleen), four great grandchildren who loved their grandpa "squirrel" (Darren Jr, Jace, Jett, & Desus), numerous nieces and nephews, many cousins, and friends. His family was his world, and we will miss him dearly.

Due to COVID, a private graveside funeral service will be held at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch, NM.

Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001. Please visit to sign the local online guest book.

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Published in Las Cruces Sun News from Dec. 29, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 4, 2021
Dear Castro Family, Mr. Castro (Zeke) was truly one of the kindest, sweetest and genuine persons I have ever met. He was so good to my Dad Fred and made him feel welcome when he moved to Las Cruces from California. There's no sadness now, knowing he is eternally with his beloved wife. Vaya con Dios.
Terry Cook
December 30, 2020
Nunie, David and families, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. He was a good man. He was always so kind to me. You are in my prayers
Ernesto Gutierrez
December 30, 2020
Castro Family
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you . May Esequiel RIP. God Bless all of you.
Victor & Cecelia Sanchez
December 30, 2020
David & Victoria and Boys
We are Sorry for your Huge Loss ! God Bless all of you . May Grandpa Esequiel RIP in Heaven with Grandma Alice.
Victor & Cecelia Sanchez
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