Alberto Flores “Beto” Castro went peacefully into the arms of his beloved Creator at Valley Baptist Medical Center on July 6, 2017, where he was surrounded by his loving family.
Albert was a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville. Albert received all his Sacraments at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where he faithfully served as an altar boy, taught CCE, served on the Parish Board, and Financial Committee. He was a lector and commentator for the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass. Albert was also one of the first Extraordinary Eucharist ministers chosen from Our Lady of Guadalupe church.
Albert joined the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War in November of 1950 and was honorably discharged in November of 1954. He received his Associates degree from Texas Southmost College and then his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from The University of Texas in Austin.
Albert was a retired BISD educator. He taught for 35 years, most of them at JT Canales Elementary as a 5th and 6th grade teacher. He was a member of the AOBE for 17 years, faculty representative, Past Treasurer for the Consultation Committee, and President-Elect and President of AOBE.
Albert was also the Democratic Chairman of Precinct #6. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa at The University of Texas, Life Member of TSTA, Knights of Columbus Council 1553, International Order of Alhambra, the American Legion, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe L. and Rafaela Flores Castro; his brother, Guadalupe Castro; and his sisters: Frances C. Bustinza, Rafaela C. Rosas, Mary C. Solis, and Casilda C. Longoria.
Albert is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Dolores Sanchez Castro; his children: Dolores Bryan (Rolando) Valadez, Hilda Bryan, Sandra Bryan (Randy) Tiemann, Denise Bryan (Joe) Briseño, Yesenia Castro (Paul) Juarez, and Juan Carlo (Marivel) Castro; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren with one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family numbers.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, with the recitation of the holy rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening in the East Chapel at Darling Mouser Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10th, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1200 Lincoln St. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park. The American Legion Funeral Honor Guard will render military honors at the graveside.
Paul Juarez, Christopher Juarez, David Longoria, Eddie Longoria, John Suarez, and Bryant Tiemann are honored to be serving as Beto’s pallbearers. Beto’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as his honorary pallbearers.
My heart sank as I heard the news today that one of my favorite teachers Mr. Alberto Castro passed away. You were an AMAZING 5th Grade Teacher at Canales Elementary School. You instilled in me life lessons that I carry with me today. You were a mentor and a role model; plus you had a great sense of style which I admired. My deepest condolences go out to the Castro/Bryant Family. You are in my prayers.
My name is David Salinas; Mr. Castro was my 5th Grade teacher in 1975. His step daughter Denise Bryant was my Charro Days Partner...we danced the Ana Maria. My heart goes out to you Denise.
David SalinasBrownsville, TX
Hilda, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers for strength and comfort to you all.
Mary Lou MacNellyLos Fresnos, TX
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Aviel Cain BustinzaGalveston, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Castro Family.
CBP FamilyBrownsville, TX
My deepest condolences to the Castro Family.
Love you all💃🏻🙏🏽
Anna ( Annie) FloresSan Antonio, TX
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME.
PATTY GARDINER WILSONBROWNSVILLE, TX
My condolences to the entire family. Tio Beto was a great man. I have many fond memories. Prayers to everyone in this time of sorrow.
Aurelia Christina BustinzaBrownsville, TX
May God bless your family and give you comfort and strength. Alberto was a wonderful man and loved by many. He served God, country and family.
Love and prayers ❤️
Theresa and Gary
Theresa and Gary BroomesSan Antonio, TX
My deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss. He was blessed with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an educator and made the difference in many children's lives. May he Rest In Peace.
Rene RodriguezHouston, TX
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Albert will always be with you and his memory will forever be a part of your lives.
Nick Gutierrez and Roy Green
Nick GutierrezLeague City, TX
From his beautiful smile to his strong commanding voice...from his sharp style to the scent of his delicious cologne...from his fancy dance moves to his love for his wife and family......everything about him will be forever ingrained in our hearts and memories. My grandfather was an amazing man who will be greatly missed.
John & Jennifer SuarezDeer Park, TX