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David Castro

Celebration of Life

The Castro family is very grateful for all outpouring of love.   At this time they have decided to make David’s Celebration of Life a private event.  Their wish is that we honor David’s memory by performing a Random Act of Kindness (#RAKDavid). Let your love for David make the world a better place.

Donations

David’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends and loved ones use  the button below if they wish to assist with unexpected expenses. A portion of the funds will be donated to the Westside High School Wolf band in David’s name. 

 

Memorial Page

While comments for the family can be left below, the family has set up a memorial page to allow family and friends to leave additional messages and to upload images and videos.

https://davidxcastro.remembered.com/

David was loved by so many and will be missed greatly by his family and friends. When asked to describe him, David’s family would say he was gentle, witty, and inquisitive. He was the kindest, goofiest kid- the “best dude around. We should all aspire to be like Dave”. He was a really educated guy with a lot to say and a funny way to say it. David enjoyed percussion (the bass and snare drums), and anything that involved music and learning. He liked to discuss politics and current events and always had opinions that were heavily researched. He also loved to read, not normal reading either. He would read about like, the economic evolution of the state of Virginia and enjoy it. Band was his life. He went to four-hour rehearsals and loved every minute of it. One of his top priorities for college was a school with a good marching band. Dave had two kinds of humor. Absolutely awful, and sarcastic. He laughed at deep-fried pictures of Among Us characters, and then would turn around and say something deadpan about like, the Republican primaries, and would manage to make you laugh at either. He also loved to laugh at really terrible memes.  

David will be remembered for being kind to others, for helping people who don’t fit in to find a place. For being wicked smart, for lending a hand and being a hard worker. In band, he was always helping the younger kids learn the music. David always seemed to know things. He was always helpful to his parents and was a wonderful brother. I can’t tell you how many technology crises he solved, or how many people he made laugh, or how many perspectives he showed people. He described his ‘vibe’ as ’90’s sitcom dad’, and said he picked it up because people told him he had ‘dad energy’. And that’s Dave. Someone who people love like family.

Siddharth Agarwala

September 6, 2021

Amount Donated
$200.00

Kennedy Williams

August 23, 2021

My Mom, Dad and Kennedy are praying for your entire family. Sorry for your lost.

Amount Donated
$25.00

Cheryl Saliens

August 10, 2021

Danielle and I are praying for your entire family. I worked with Chuck at Lee HS (Wisdom HS now).

Amount Donated
$50.00

Anonymous

August 8, 2021

Amount Donated
$50.00

Anonymous

August 4, 2021

Amount Donated
$25.00

Lesa French

August 3, 2021

We love you Paul. We are sending prayers to you and your family.

Amount Donated
$500.00

Melissa Younus

August 3, 2021

Heaven has a new Angel. My thoughts and prayers to your family

Amount Donated
$1.00

Family Castelan

August 2, 2021

You're family is in our prayers!

Amount Donated
$20.00

Sarah and Scott VanBeck

August 2, 2021

Amount Donated
$500.00

Julia DeQuis

July 31, 2021

#RAKDavid Seattle ?

Amount Donated
$25.00

Nicole Gasparik

July 26, 2021

I am so sorry for what happened to David. Though I did not know him, it is clear what a bright light he was in the world. My heart goes out to your family. I will think of David while … Read more

I am so sorry for what happened to David. Though I did not know him, it is clear what a bright light he was in the world. My heart goes out to your family. I will think of David while doing random acts of kindness.

Amount Donated
$50.00

Anonymous

July 26, 2021

Amount Donated
$100.00
12 Responses
  1. Charles Yeung

    David was never afraid to share his thoughts and love for God. God has an angel.

    – David’s 10th grade Youth Small Group Leader SJV

  2. Cynthia Hernandez

    Forever Young
    This is a terrible loss I’m praying that The love and memories you shared together bring you peace forever more! God bless you David for saving lives as your was so senselessly taken. ♥️

  3. Angela Stanford

    I remember the day David was born. I was an 8th grade History teacher at West Briar middle school where his dad Paul was the principal. His parents were so thrilled to have a new son. My deepest condolences to the Castro family. My God hold all of you in the palm of His hand.

  4. Tina Gutierrez

    My deepest condolences to you your wife and the entire family. I didn’t know your son but he sure looked like a model student. Praying for you all and R.IP. Sweet David. Lord has another angel up in heaven.

  5. Kimberly Clayton

    I held “King David” at the age of 6 months when I had invited his parents over for dinner and his pacifier was inadvertently left at home. Much walking and bouncing. Even then he knew his own mind. I’ve watched him grow into a fine young man thanks to the strong values instilled in his mom Sarah and his dad Paul, the principal who first hired this helicopter mom to be a 45 year old first year teacher. He was the best boss I ever had. I identified with the David’s of the world because I was one of them—a bit quirky, a little weird, a lot smart, and devoted to helping others. David would have changed the world. Let’s hope he’s now asking God all the tough questions.

  6. Former Westside Student

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your son sounds like a great person. Your family is in my thoughts.

  7. Anonymous

    I didn’t know David a lot,I only had him for one class and had a project with him. Although I didn’t get to know him as much this year it still hurts knowing that someone in my same class passed away… my heart goes out to all of his family and his close friends.

  8. Melody Castro-Friedman

    David shed so much light on this world during his time here, with many lives touched by his kindness. His beautiful soul leaves behind beautiful memories ?
    Heartfelt condolences ?✨?

  9. Varsha Venugopal

    David will always be someone close to our hearts. Although we never spoke much, the kindness and sense of humor he brought upon those around him is something that will never be forgotten. He always knew how to make people smile and that is truly a rare quality that not many possess. He was an irreplaceable gem to this world and will forever be missed by the people who had the privilege to say they knew him. Sending the Castro family all of our love and prayers. ??❤️

    -Varsha, Andy, Shivani, Nia, Aamani, and Annika ?

  10. Davet Cabrera

    David seemed like such a great guy. I admired him, even though I never had chance to really know him. I feel very sorry for what happened, and I send my condolences to his family and everyone who knew him.

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