Ernest “Ernie” Castro

Ernest “Ernie” Castro

July 22, 1957 - January 03, 2014

Ernest “Ernie” Castro

July 22, 1957 - January 03, 2014


Ernest “Ernie” Castro lost his courageous battle against colon cancer on January 3, 2014 at the age of 56.

Born July 22, 1957 in Chula Vista, California to Tony and Stella Castro, he lived his early life in Hawthorne, California attending Hawthorne High School and Long Beach State University. He moved to Orange County in 1980 and resided in Aliso Viejo until his death.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 34 years Peggy, daughter Kim (Justin), soon to be born grandson Alex, and daughter Liz, mother Stella, and brothers Mike and Dave and their families.

An avid sports enthusiast, his first love was baseball and coaching Little League. We will all miss his fun-loving, easygoing personality, big hugs, and contagious smile. Our family trips to Las Vegas and Del Mar will never be the same.

A celebration of life will be held at O Connor Mortuary Chapel on Friday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society at

Or if you would like to donate towards the scholarship fund for the Rancho Santa Margarita Little League, please mail checks to ‘Rancho Santa Margarita Little League’ and note that the donation is in remembrance of Ernie Castro at the bottom of the check.

Rancho Santa Margarita Little League
31441 Santa Margarita Parkway
P.O. Box 106
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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13 responses to Ernest “Ernie” Castro

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Ernie, Tricia and I will always remember the times when we were in high school and it was pouring rain and thundering and lightning. You would pull up unexpectedly after school–our sister Peggy’s fiance–and give us a ride home. Years later, you brought meals to my family that Peggy had made–when I was too ill to cook after my surgery–an almost two-hour drive for you. Bob and I and the kids will always cherish our memories with you guys at the water park, the San Diego Zoo, bowling in the Valley, holidays, and the family reunions at the park–where you always got there hours early to stake out a good picnic spot. I imagine that you are staking out all the best places in Heaven to share with everyone else, when the time comes. You are missed more than you will ever know.

    Your sister-in-law Betsy

  2. RIP, Ernie you were a dear friend & coworker for many years.i remember the years of taking your daughter to skating practice

  3. Mel Andres says:

    RIP my friend

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