Celestino Castro, 57, of Lubbock, Texas, a former resident of Robstown, Texas, passed away November 27, 2009 in a Lubbock hospital. He was born in Robstown on April 21, 1952 to Jesus and Petra Cortez Castro. He worked as a roofer most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Isabel Castro Herrera; and his brother, Francisco Castro.

He is survived by his sons, Mathusalen Castro of Lubbock, Eli Castro of Odessa and Celestino Castro, Jr.; his daughters, Priscilla Martinez of Lubbock and Maria Elena Castro; his sister, Gina Marie Castro of Corpus Christi; his brother, Jesus Castro of Corpus Christi; and five grandchildren, Anastasia Ybarra, Adam Ybarra, Jr., Adrian Castro, Matthew Molina and J. J. Gast.

Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

Burial followed.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home