Juanita Castro, 56, of Lorain, died Friday, October 5, 2007 in her home, following battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1965 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. She came to Lorain as an infant. She graduated from Admiral King High School in 1969.
Ms. Castro retired as an administrative assistant and a bailiff for Lorain County Probate Court, Judge Ewers, and prior to that, was an administrative assistant to Judge Corts.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. She was active in Lorain County Democratic Party. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Ohio State. She loved to travel, shop, dine and entertain family and friends. She especially loved spending time with nieces and nephews.
Among the survivors are her mother, Bienvenida “Benita” Castro (nee Rosario) of Lorain; sisters, Maria Rodriguez of Lorain and Irma Figueroa of Bloomfield, NJ; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Antolin Castro in December 2004; and brother, Julio Castro in July 2004.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 9, 2007 from 4 to 8 P.M. in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 10, 2007 with closing prayers in the funeral home at 8:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 9:30 A.M. in Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. The Reverend William A. Thaden, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Amherst Township.