Rudolph “Rudy” Castillo Jr. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He loved to be called “Daddy” and “Pa”, and so it was only fitting he went home with the Holy Father on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019. He was 64 years old.
Rudy was a builder and his garage was filled with every tool from Lowe’s and Home Depot. If it was broken, he fixed it. If was dull, he stained it. If it was old, he made it look new. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, from running to football to fishing. He was very proud of the 10 feet long Blue Marlin hanging in the game room. Later in life, he found his love of hunting. He wanted everybody to taste deer sausage.
Rudy’s Catholic faith was strong. He started as an altar boy and later joined the Knights of Columbus. He also met his wife, Gloria, at Holy Family Catholic Church. It’s where they were married and where his children received their sacraments. Rudy’s life was a living example of his favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Rudy was somebody some might describe as stubborn, an adjective he was proud of. He was strict with his children but as soon as he became a grandfather, his stern voice was gone. Rudy enjoyed sitting on his patio, watering his flowers, picking his chiles and watching his grandson Dash play. There was nowhere else he’d rather be. His contagious smile, strong personality and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
Rudy is survived by his loving wife of nearly 37 years, Gloria and their four devoted children: Susan, Amanda (Anthony Gamez), Rudy III, and Rebecca. He was adored by his only grandchild and best friend Dash. Rudy is also survived by his father, Rudolph Sr., and his five younger siblings: Ricky, Janie, Robert, Sylvia (Joe), and Ronnie (Brandy). He was loved by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews, and of course, all of the friends who he loved to give a hard time.
Rudy is preceded in death by his loving mother Frances, his grandparents: Herculano & Guadalupe Castillo and Ruperto & Adela Saldua, and his nephew Stanley Boy Saucedo.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471. A Holy Rosary will be said in Rudy’s memory at 7:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1510 5th St., Missouri City, Texas 77489. Interment will immediately follow at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home. A reception will follow at Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
There are not enough words of gratitude for the doctors and staff at The Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute — Texas Medical Center. To honor his memory, Rudy’s children, who faithfully watched over him during his 20 month hospital stay, ask that you participate in a health screening.
Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471.