Baltazar Cas Castillo

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Baltazar "Cas" Castillo

September 26, 1934 - November 05, 2018

Baltazar Cas Castillo Baltazar "Cas" Castillo, of Niagara Falls, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on September 26, 1934, the son of Baltazar and Amada (Rodriguez) Castillo.
He attended St. Joseph's Academy in Laredo, Texas, and then earned his Bachelor's in Science degree from Chapman University in Orange, California.
Cas was a very proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country from 1956 until his retirement as Senior Master Sergeant in 1979 after 23 and a half years of active service. It was during this time, while stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Base, that he met the love of his life, Patricia. They were married in 1970 and celebrated 48 years of marriage this past August. In 1980 Cas and his family returned to Niagara Falls, where he worked as an electrician for various local industries, capping his career at the New York State Power Authority, retiring in 2006 after 26 years of service.
A very loving, kind and caring person, Cas was always available and offered help to whomever was in need, no matter what the task may be. You would often see him tinkering in the garage and smoking his corncob pipe.
He was a member of the American Legion LaSalle Post 1142
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Patricia (Sandonato) Castillo; three daughters, Angela Castillo of Niagara Falls; Reyna Civiletto (Charles Mark) of Washington, DC, and Mariana Rizzo (Andrew Ball) of Olive Branch, Mississippi; a sister, San Juana Moreno of Loredo, TX; his sister-in-law, Yolanda Castillo; two grandchildren, Gianna and Charles Civiletto; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Mario Castillo; and his brother-in-law, Alphonso Moreno.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 PM and Friday from 2-4 PM, 6-8 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. The interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Published on November 6, 2018
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9 posts

Hope Merletti
Nov 14, 2018
Oh my I just read this Pat! God Bless you all and keep Cas's memories alive...he was such a funny guy! Love to you all.
Suzanne shavalier auricchio
Nov 12, 2018
Cas was such a wonderful man. Im sorry i just saw this and nobody told us he passed...but he worked with my late husband mike shavalier at the power authority...when mike passed he came her in person to hug me...i will never forget that...he was a sweetheart as his wife was to me. He will be missed. What a beautiful soul. Love and peace sue
Philip A. Valore
Nov 11, 2018
Dear Castillo Family,

I worked with Cas during his career at the Power Authority, He was always happy & wanting to share his stories & knowledge with anyone who would entertain a conversation with him. He was excellent at his trade, making wine & I am sure at any other hobbies he had, a true perfectionist. My prayers go out to you as I know he will be missed.
Nov 10, 2018
Dear Castillo family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I send my heartfelt condolences to the family. Cas will be missed. I know the family and his friends will forever cherish the love and care he showed on this earth. Cas remains in your loving memories. He is also in God's memory. God can help comfort you during this difficult time. Here are some comforting promises from God found at Isaiah 25:8; Acts 24:15
Nicole Savage
Nov 09, 2018
Cas was a wonderful man who will truly be missed by all. Patricia you took wonderful care of him ! All my love and sympathy to you and your family. Your friend Nicole
Pat Scremin
Nov 09, 2018
Sending you my deepest sympathy on the passing of Cas. It was always a pleasure to greet such a kind gentle person. Heal and take comfort in good memories.
Tony & Debbie Sandonato
Nov 08, 2018
Dear Pat and family

Our deepest condolences to your family for your loss of Cas. While I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with Cas both of my parents always raved about what a kind and wonderful man he was. In fact, he was one of their absolute favorites. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie & Tony
David Bunford
Nov 07, 2018
Pat, Angela and family. So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Rob & Kelly Daly
Nov 07, 2018
Our condolences on Cas's passing, he will be missed.

You can look a lifetime and you will be hard pressed to find a finer gentleman, friend, neighbor or patriot.

Our prayers are with your family.