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Life Story / Obituary
Castro, Keith A."Chongo" 2/23/2015 Lawrence Keith, age 56 passed away unexpectedly Monday February 23, 2015 with loved ones by his side at Borgess Hospital. Keith was born in Blue Island, IL the son of the late Samuel Castro and LaVonne Monta (Fischer). Keith went to Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, CA where he excelled in football and wrestling. This lead him to a football scholarship at Cal Poly Pomona University. On July 6, 1984 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Sandra Castro (Johnson). Keith and Sandra lived a life of blessings and adventures, the most important blessing was raising their only child, Joshua. Keith was a hardworking man who was employed by The Minute Maid Co. in Paw Paw for 15 years. He enjoyed all Chicago Sports but had a real passion for the Chicago Blackhawks. Family and friends were very important to Keith and he made sure others were taken care of before he himself was. Their was a special place in Keith's heart for his wife, son and grandchildren. He showed his love for them in many ways, including Sandra's first string of pearls, many romantic trips to Las Vegas and a passion they both shared together, listening to Reggae music. He passed his love of football to his son and grandson. Filling them in on the greatest plays, and how special it is to be part of a team with fellow men who become your comrades. His first granddaughter, Devon brought the tender side of him to light. Always making sure her needs were met or exceeded to Grandpa's standards. Keith shared private time with second granddaughter Natalie making sure she knew how important it was to act and grow up like a lady. Although Natalie made sure she was included with her Papa on some of the boys talk of sports. Keith is preceded in death by, granddaughter Devon Brook Ryba; father Samuel Castro; sister Gina LaRoche; nephew Daniel Ellis and special uncle and aunt Tony (Lupe) Castro. Surviving are wife of 31 years, Sandra Castro (Johnson) of Lawrence; mother LaVonne Monta (Fischer) of Coloma; only child Joshua (Cary) Johnson of Lawton; grandchildren Ethan and Natalie Johnson of Lawton; three brothers, Randy (Ruth) Castro of OK; Lyndon (Kirstie) Castro of CA; Monty (Rochell) Monta of Coloma; sister Lisa Partee-Wlison of CA; Niece Lisa (John) Allison, (great) Taylor, Dakota, Kylie and Caleb of Lawrence. Many Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews and Friends. Visitations for Family and Friends will be Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. A celebration of his life will be Thursday March 5, 2015 at 11am. Both services will tak place at Full Gospel Apostolic Church. 32560 56th Ave. Paw Paw, MI 49079. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign Keith's memory book and leave a message for his Family. Memorial contributions may be made as flowers or plants as it would be a great remembrance of Keith with his green thumb.