Juan Johnny Castilleja

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Juan "Johnny" Castilleja", a resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 59. Mr. Castilleja was born on March 23, 1952 in New Braunfels to Santos G. Castilleja, Sr. and Dolores Tristan Castilleja. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, cooking and watching movies. Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Santos G. Castilleja, Sr. Survivors include his spouse, Helen Castilleja; children, Melissa Castilleja Arciniega and husband, Martin, Peter Castilleja and Paul Castilleja and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Paul Ryan, Joel and Gabriel Castilleja; mother, Dolores T. Castilleja; siblings, Margarita, Santos Jr., David, Florentino, Armando and Sam Castilleja. In addition, Mr. Castilleja is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with visitation starting at the church at 9:00 AM. Please note: There will not be a procession on Thursday morning from Lux Funeral Home to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. We ask those wishing to attend the Funeral Mass meet at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The committal service will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Hays County. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital; family and friends for their support. To leave a message for the family, go to www.www.luxfhcares.com and select Obituaries.

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  1. Helen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Was deeply sadden to hear of his passing and know that Mike, I and our kids are in your prayers. Juan was a very close family friend and loved everytime with him. Even when he was in Michigan all he talked about was his family. You all were very loved by him and he will be missed by many including me. My deepest condolences to you all and please remember we are thinking of y’all all the time. Colleen Rivenbugh

  2. Mrs. Castilleja and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Michelle Reyes Phipps

  3. Our sincere condolances to my tia and primos.Johnny was a close cousin. Our prayers go to Helen her family,may god be with you all in this time of sorrow.

  4. To the Castilleja Family, We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss, may God be with you during this difficult time. God Bless Adolfo/Judy Hernandez

  5. Castilleja Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mr & Mrs Mike Aguirre

  6. To the Castilleja Family, We were saddened to hear of Juan’s passing. I worked closly with him for many years. He was always cheerful and willing to help, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Alma leroy Breanna Annalee Jayden

  8. We wanted to let you know how special Juan was to us. Although Ed saw more of him than I did after leaving the company in 1994, I would get to visit with him when I came to meet Ed for lunch, the Christmas parties, etc. Juan was a Big Hearted man and was always there for anybody that needed help.He was always smiling and he enjoyed being with all of the co-workers and he loved his family dearly.May God Bless ALL of the Family Always. With Sympathy To All, Cindy & Ed Foerster

  9. To the Castilleja Family, I was very saddened when I heard of Juan’s passing. I worked for years with Juan. He was always cheerful, helpful and upbeat. I enjoyed Juan and will miss him. Indelible memories of him will stay with me forever. My thought and prayers go out to you.

  10. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all of Juan’s family and friends. May the scriptures give your comfort. (Carl, co-worker)

  11. I work with Juan for a long time he was a good friend and co worker he will be greatly missed. My God be with his family during this time of sorrow.

  12. Helen & children, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Johnny. Please know, my son’s & I offer our condolences & I’ll be praying God’s love & comfort for you all.

  13. From the Heart, that is how I felt when I worked with Juan. I met him in Michigan in 1999. Working many hours for a common cause. To have & give to family & friends. in a lifetime you really only meet a handfull of special people you know you would give the shirt off your back for..I would do that for Juan. My fondest memories, Juan smiling & eating jalapeno filled with cheese & wrapped in bacon at Landa park with Gabe, Our favorite lunch feasts @ Rudys. “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Rest in peace my friend you will be missed…

  14. Our deepest condolences to everyone in Johnnys life, we ask our Lord to bring comfort and guidance in your time of grief. Primos and Primas WE love you and are here for you always.

  15. to the Castilleja family, im very sorry for your loss. i hope memories of jonny will always be in your heart. he will be greatly missed.

  16. To the family of Juan: You have my deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. I was blessed to meet such a good friend during his working days in Michigan that carried back to his home state of Texas. I have tons of memories of Juan that I will cherish…He was a good man. I will miss you brotha.

  17. We are deeply sorry about the loss of Johnny. Please remember we are here for you all. Love the “Mercado” family from Buda,Tx.

  18. A good man, kind and generous, has passed, and for that I am saddened. My sincere condolences go out to the family. I have many fond memories of our times together in Texas (shooting out at Rivenburgh’s ranch, for one) and later in Michigan – where he was instrumental in helping us get TSG up and running in the early days. Rest in peace – see you when I get there, Juan.

  19. I worked with Juan at the Test Center in Caro, he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell he will be missed!!

  20. My prayers are for the healing of your family. The pain of a lost loved one cannot be eased with words, but Juan was a fun person. I worked with him for a long time. He loved his family and life. I’m sorry for you and all your family. My Prayer are for you to have happy memories of his life. My sincere sympathy. Deb (Carusella) Rackler

  21. My deepest sympathy to the Castilleja family sorry for your loss your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

  22. Our thoughts and prayers to The Castilleja family, and May God bless you always. Johnny,”May you rest in peace”

  23. My family is saddened to learn of Juan’s passing. He was a kind, caring man and a great friend to all of us. I was always in awe of his humbleness and humility. He delighted in spending time with my family and we enjoyed having him teach us new recipies. We find comfort knowing that he no longer suffers. We miss him. Brian, Stacey, Liana, Rochelle, and Dakota Campbell

  24. No words can express how sorry I feel for your loss. Johnny was one of our closest cousins growing up. I will always have those memories of coming over and hanging out at ya’lls house always the best fun. love ya’ll

  25. Just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss. Juan was a great friend both when he lived here and when he went home.

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