Jose Manuel Castro Gutierrez of Avondale

Jose Manuel Castro Gutierrez, 63, of Avondale, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was the husband of Elvira Castro Perez.

Jose Manuel Castro Gutierrez

Jose Manuel Castro Gutierrez

Born in Rancho De La Barranquita, Ixtlan Del Rio, Nayarit, Jalisco, Mexico, he was the son of the late Ismael Castro and The late Emiliana Gutierrez.

He was a maintenance worker at To-Jo Mushrooms in Avondale.

Jose enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Jose is survived by four sons, Fidel Castro Castro of Safford, Va., Manuel Castro Castro of Avondale, Ismael Castro Castro of Stafford, Va. and Juan Jose Castro Castro of Mexico; four daughters, Veronica Castro Castro of Woodbridge, Va., Angelica Castro Castro and Luz Elvira Castro Castro both of Mexico and Maria Guadalupe Castro Castro of Oakland, Calif; three brothers, Jesus Castro Gutierrez, Jaime Castro Gutierrez and Javier Castro Gutierrez, all of Mexico;  one sister, Esperanza Castro Gutierrez of Mexico and 21 grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with Jose’s family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale.  His funeral mass will follow at 7. Burial will be in Panteon, Jardines Recinto De La Paz, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home, Avondale.


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