TORRINGTON – Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Valley View Cemetery with Father Ray Moss officiating for Henry Castro, 71, of Torrington, who passed away Dec. 28, 2020, in Denver, Colo. He was surrounded by his wife, his children and several grandchildren, as well as the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home, and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Henry was born on July 15, 1949. In 1973, he met Mary Ellen Prado, the love of his life and they married. God blessed them with five children: Thomas Castro, Simona Denny, Norma Hesch, Olivia Remmers and Theodore “Steven” Castro. Henry was loved by his grandchildren: Ephraim Gonzalez, Kaitlen Brown, Hannah Gonzalez, Zaide Remmers, Isaiah Remmers, Angelo Remmers, Caleb Moore, Phoenix Castro, Toki Castro, Jeremiah Remmers and Luke Hesch. He was a friend to the whole town of Torrington; he will be remembered for offering his “peace sign” to all he encountered.
He was determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. In addition, Henry made sure to always support his kid’s academics and sports. A family man through and through, he would find special ways to love on each person. As he often mentioned, his family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He also valued service to the community and country. He was very proud of his eldest son, Deputy Chief Thomas Castro of the Dallas Police Department, and his two grandsons Air Force Staff Sergeant Zaide Remmers and Coast Guard Seaman Isaiah Remmers.
Henry was also a passionate “chef at heart” and dreamt of opening a food truck with his baby boy, Steven Castro, and could often be found delivering his famous shrimp soup and salsa to his friends and family. Another passion was supporting his sport’s teams. Henry was always rooting for his San Antonio Spurs and his Denver Broncos. The shout of “Go Spurs Go” and “Go Broncos Go” will always be reminiscent of dad. Anyone who knew Henry knew that he was the most loving father, husband and grandfather a family could ask for. He was preceded in death by brother Andrew Castro and sister Anastacia Hernandez. He is survived by sister Jenny Rodriguez, brother Tony Castro and sister Mary Aleman, as well as countless numbers of family and friends.