Jose A. Castro

June 26, 1938 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 83)


José Angel (Tato) Castro, passed away on October 11, 2021, at the age of 83.  José was born on June 26,1938 and was raised in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Son of José Antonio Castro Fernandez and Rita Figueroa. He is preceded in death by his parents.

 In the 1950s, he relocated to New York, settling in Brooklyn, New York.  While living in Brooklyn, he met and married Juanita and they raised their two daughters.  José worked as a Spot Welder and loved doing carpentry work on the side, always helping family and friends renovate their homes. He enjoyed watching baseball, and was a loyal New York Yankees fan. He also liked to play pranks, especially on children.


José (Tato)  is survived by his devoted wife Juanita, his loving daughters Maritza and Marilyn, Son-in-law Henry, grandchildren David, Christina, Yvonne, and Renée, and great-granddaughter Kaylee.  He is also survived by his three sisters, Rosa, Hilda, and Olga, and brother Luis Antonio (Tata) and countless nieces and nephews. 



José will return to Puerto Rico, to be buried along-side his parents. 


Mass of Christian Burial - Parroquia Nuestra Señora De La Candelaria, in Lajas, Puerto Rico


In lieu of Flowers, to celebrate his life and passion, try to make it to a Yankees game next season!

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October 15, 2021

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