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Tony Castro, 67, Dies After Knee Surgery

Nov. 20, 2003 – Senior Softball-USA

Anthony "Tony" Castro, 67, one of the best known senior softball players in Southern California, died unexpectedly on Oct. 9 at St. John's Regional Medical Center following knee surgery.

A lifelong resident of Oxnard, Castro played for various teams over the years including McCarty & Sons Pirates 55's, McCarty & Sons Pirates 60's, Gold Coast 60's, Thousand Oaks Panthers 60's and his last team the Thousand Oaks Panther 65's.

He was well known for his generosity and helping those who needed help. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and he retired as a drywall finisher after more than 30 years of service.

He was born Jan. 17, 1936 and graduated from Oxnard High School in 1954. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rose Marie, a daughter Anna Marie Licata, son-in-law Larry and two grandchildren.

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