Ariel Castro, 45, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1971, in Morelos, Coah, Mexico, to Martha Martinez and Ramiro Castro.
Ariel was a very active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Port Arthur. He was a musician, playing many different instruments. Ariel enjoyed playing baseball and riding horses. He was most of all a family man. Ariel was loved by his community.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Castro Ramos of Port Arthur; daughters, Angela Castro and Marcela Castro, both of Port Arthur; sons, Jesus Ariel Castro, Jose Alberto Castro, and Juan Angel Castro, all of Port Arthur; sisters, Lucelva Castro-Cano and her husband, Jose, of Uvalde and Martha Schmidt and her husband, Lloyd, of Markesan, Wisconsin; brothers, David Castro and his wife, Laura, and Ramiro Castro, Jr. and his wife, Sandra, all of Uvalde, and Joel Castro and his wife, Sylvia, of Ripon, Wisconsin; parents, Martha Martinez and Ramiro Castro; and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of Mr. Castro’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3648 Sgt. Lucien Adams Boulevard, Port Arthur, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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