Obituaries for May 14, 2012

By Union Democrat staff May 14, 2012 01:55 pm


John M. Castro

Dec. 21, 1930 — May 8, 2012

Groveland resident John M. Castro died Tuesday at his home. He was 81. 

Mr. Castro was born in San Antonio, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Paratrooper division and served from 1948 to 1950. He was later a wholesale fruits and vegetables business owner. 

He lived in Los Angeles for 13 years and in Groveland for 16 years. He enjoyed gardening and philanthropy.

Mr. Castro was preceded in death by his son, Rene Castro, in 2008; his sister, Frances Sandoval, in 2011; and his brother, Roberto Castro, in 1990.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Josephine Castro, of Groveland; children and their spouses, David and Laura Castro, of Santa Maria, and Yovanna and Dr. J.L. Bustos, of Groveland; grandchildren, Mark Castro, of Costa Mesa, Erik Castro, of Santa Maria, Celina Castro, of Santa Maria, Bryce Castro, of Chino, Alexa Castro, of Chino, and John Anthony Bustos, of Groveland; two great-grandchildren; and in-laws, Vera Alvarado, Rudy Alvarado, Londi Aranda, Adele Gonzalez Gilbert Gonzalez and Irene Gonzalez, all of San Antonio.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Notices

BRYANT — Alton Bryant, 78, of Sonora, died Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

CROSS — Carol Cross, 94, of Sonora, died Thursday at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

GANDOLFO — William Ernest Gandolfo, 90, of Sonora, died Friday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

RENNER — Mary Renner, 81, of Sonora, died Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.