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Jose Luis Castillo

May 19, 1957 — July 4, 2023

Laredo, Texas

 

JOSE LUIS CASTILLO

May 19, 1957 – July 4, 2023

 

Jose Luis Castillo, 66, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. He began playing music at the age of 15. His first band was a band by the name of Los Satanicos. The group members were Beto Ramon, guitar player and song writer and Hugo Guerrero, playing the keyboard. Later on, after 5 years he started his own band and named it Zaz y Zaz. The band members were Oscar Ramirez, Jesus Ramirez, and Ramiro Elizondo. He recorded two 45 and one LP (Tirando chancla). 8 of the songs in the LP were written by the late David Castillo and one of the main songs, “Nunca te Dejare de Amar” was the main hit. He toured in Oklahoma, West Texas. After 15 years of having his band, he joined voices with Beto Ramon and formed with his group, “Los Leones de Laredo”. The band released a CD with songs written by Beto Ramon and the song, “El Diablo esta Enojado Conmigo” was an instant hit. After 5 years he went back to his original band of Zaz y Zaz and recorded another CD entitled, “A la Brava” in which the band members included his brother, Julian Castillo, his nephew Alberto “Tito” Cedillo, Kike Tovar, and Carmen Esparza. Joe Castillo has been in the music business for 42 years and he still continues up to this day to be the lead singer and bass player for his band Zaz y Zaz. Mr. Castillo completed 43 years of service at Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, as a chief supervisor of the Maintenance Department.

He was preceded in passing by: his parents, Melquiades and Teresa Castillo; siblings, David Castillo, Melquiades Castillo, Jr., and Antonio Castillo.

 

Left to cherish his memory are: his loving spouse, Martha A. Castillo; children, Jose Luis Castillo, Jr., Ezequiel (Darlene) Castillo, Miguel (Coquis) Castillo; grandchildren, Mayleen, Eli, Mathias, Montavious, and Maximus; siblings, Anita Cedillo, Julian Castillo, and Daniel Castillo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.

 

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday evening, July 10, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday morning, July 11, 2023 departing at 9 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to St. John Neumann Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

 

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the City of Laredo Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be: Jose Luis Castillo, Jr., Ezequiel Castillo, Mike Castillo, Alberto Cedillo, Alex Hernandez, Enrique Mendoza, Andrew Guerrero, Moises Mendoza, and Eli Castillo.

 

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: U. S. Renal Canteras, Dr. Maria Regalado and nurses, and to the Laredo Superior Homecare for assisting him through his illness.

 

 

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Monday, July 10, 2023

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Mass

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

102 W Hillside Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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