61, passed away peacefully on August 11th with family at his side. Ricky is survived by his children Ricky Jr., Michelle, Briana and Veronica; grandchildren Frank Jr., Angelina, Reymond, Katia, Ricky III and Aiden; as well as his sister, Debra and brother, Camilo. Ricky retired in 2009 from The City of Phoenix, where he dedicated over 20+ years of service to the Valley’s parks and recreation areas. Ricky was filled with faith and trust in God as a dedicated member of the Catholic Church. A Visitation will be held at 9:30 A.M. with a Rosary at 10:15 A.M. and a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th St, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Contributions and or donations may be made to the family in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ….may peace and your faith lead you through this time and heal your hearts
Love Cherie and Fernando
Prayers for comfort and peace for you all in Jesus Mighty name
Debra Bouldin-Castro & Family
My courageous brother and to his children and grandchildren, may God pour over his love, strength and guidance during this time. Seek the Lord during this time and let him love you all. My brother, dad, grandfather, uncle and friend is now reunited in the heavens with his parents and late wife Linda. Until we meet again dear brother, thank you for being in my wedding and giving me away on behalf of my parents. xoxo
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. My condolences to all of the family.
Sorry for your loss family member. God bless your family.
David munguia and family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. God bless.
Rudy Contreras and Family
Rick, was my boss and friend with the City of Phoenix Parks Dept for over 20 yrs. He helped guide alot of people with their careers. I was very fortunate to meet him and know him on a personal level. He was a very strong leader. May God bless the Castro family and God bless Rick’s soul.
With my deepest Heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences to the Castro Family. I cannot try or explain the pain and grief you are going through at this horrific time, All I can do since you have been family to me to express my Thoughts and Prayers to you at this time and know that God is watching or you and now Rick is always beside you now. I believe that death leaves a heartache during this time that I or anyone cannot heal. The Love and the Memories will always be with you and I pray that you find comfort and peace and that the suffering is now over with for him.
Camilo & Irma
My only brother, who struggled through many hardships as young adult, however, perserverd through hard work and a not giving up attitude to become a successful retiree, a great father,brother, and grandfather. God has a special place in paradise just for him. He will be in my heart forever. May our heavenly father touch his kids and grandchildren, giving them the strength and comfort to endure the sadness and pain during their loss. God Bless You. Love, Camilo & Irma
Roberta Morales Whatley
I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I knew Ricky in the very early 1970’s when we both worked in the kitchen at Los Chachos Mexican food restaurant (at the time) on 43rd and Thomas. We became friends. He would come over my house after work with a lot of my friends and all of us would dance almost all night. He would bring two records with him. 1). It’s All Right Now, by Free and 2. Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles Live with Them Changes. He was a nice guy and it looks like he grew up to be a good man and father. Your family will be our prayers.