Aidan Alexander Castro


Aidan Alexander Castro, 20, of China Spring, loving son, uncle, cousin and godson passed away, after a year and half fight with cancer on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

Memorial Service: 10am Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Aidan was born June 17, 2003 in Waco, to James Castro and the late Dolores Rivera. He grew up in the Waco and China Spring area, where he played football and graduated high school. Aidan worked for Ben E Keith. Aidan was a “gentle giant” with a passion for life. He was a compassionate soul and loved his many friends and family. He was always there to lend a helping hand and loved to tell stories of his many antics during his short life. Aidan was a huge light in the life of his parents and a loyal and loving addition to his group of many friends.

Aidan was preceded in death by mother, Dolores Diana Rivera; grandfather, Rudy Rivera.

Left behind to cherish his memory are loving father and step-mother, James and Eva Castro; grandparents, Jesus and Soledad Castro and Christine Rivera; uncles, Jesse (Gracie) Castro and Matthew Castro; aunts Monica (Brian) Jopp, Pauline (David) Cantu and Angela (Max) Vargas; stepbrother Justin(Nicole) Sage; stepsister Rebecca (David) Peet; godparents, Laura J Castro and Eddie Hurtado; beloved pet Chuwy and many cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous close friends.

Honorary Pallbearers; Brecken Slaughter, VannWray Vaughn, Blake Barrett, Braden Spivey, Braden Fadal, Greyson Snydal, Mason King, Chase Mitchell, Christian Rodriguez, Dillon Hunke, Cole Schmedthorst, James French, and Cade Springer.

The family wishes to thank their surrounding neighbors, staff of 4 North at Ascension Providence, staff at Encompass Health, staff at Texas Oncology and staff at Harbor Hospice.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Donna and Tim

    We are so sorry for your loss. Aiden was way too young. I’m glad we got to meet him when you were back “home” for a visit. I’m sure his family and friends will treasure his memory forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. James and Eva I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  3. Clarke Livesay

    Proud of the man Aidan had become, loved the lord his friends and sports. I am proud to call him my friend.

  4. JESUS P. CASTRO & Soledad Castro


  5. So very sorry for the loss of this sweet special young life
    Becky Morris

  6. Dear James and all who loved him.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express, you have my deepest sympathy.
    He’s with his loving mama now.

  7. James and Eva, I cannot imagine what you are going through! I am praying for God to give you strength to get through this very sad time and to be with you in the future.
    Am thinking about you both with love and condolences.
    Much Love, Joan Haney

  8. So very sorry for your loss of a young man so full of love for life.

  9. Monica Vargas-Jopp

    Words cannot express the awesomeness of your loss in this world. The light of the world is dimmer. You will be missed, but you are free now. God bless you !

  10. Aidan,

    I wish we spent more time together. But when as a child, I saw how much you were loved and I know you will be missed so much. Rest in peace primo.

  11. Lindsey Parker

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know my son has been blessed with having Aiden as a friend and throughout all the football days together. Anyone that was lucky enough to know him has been blessed. That group of football friends will always carry him in their hearts wherever they go forever.

    Sending peace, love and strength,
    Lindsey Parker

  12. James and Eva, family and many friends of Aiden, I am truly sorry for your loss. Aiden just had such a beautiful spirit and a heart of gold. Even in the midst of battles, he was always joyful and filled with laughter. I am truly thankful that he was a part of my sons life. Sharing their friendship for many years beyond select baseball and all those years of CS football together, their group of many young men bonded together . Because of that Blake witnessed a strength in a man that he had never seen before. I am so proud and blessed to have become friends with him as well. I cherish the time I had just hearing his stories of him and the guys. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I am sure one day when I make it to Heaven, no doubt that Aiden will be there with his big smile to welcome me home. “🤍”

  13. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Aiden was a wonderful young man, true friend and great teammate. His smile was truly contagious and always had a positive impact on all that new him. Love you Aiden! Coach Stone

  14. To my brother James and my sister in law Eva, my heart aches for you. Aiden was a gentle giant, but for you he was a son, a beautiful soul, a giving person, for my nephew he was strong. We will miss him, but I know he is with Dolores, his mama, and he will always be in our hearts. Love you forever, Jesse and Gracie Castro

  15. Eleni Slaughter

    Man, I loved that guy sooooo much. He was so wonderful and kind and extremely funny. I will miss spending time with him and sharing stories and laughing till it hurts. Thank you Aidan for being my son’s best friend and loving each other so much. You were always like a brother to him and a bonus son to me. James and Eva you raised a terrific kiddo and I am so sorry he left this place too soon. But I know a piece of our hearts is now in heaven. Love you sweetheart and I will see you again.

  16. Texas Oncology

    It was an honor to care for such a sweet young man. We are sorry for your loss and pray for comfort during this difficult time.

  17. Cecilia Boutwell

    I am SO SORRY to hear this horrible news! Dolores was so very dear to and I miss her still everyday!
    I pray for all of you at this trying time that you will find peace.
    All my prayers, love and sympathies,

  18. Linda Martinez-Keller

    In reading the condolences, I am reminded that it is not the quantity of years that we live, but the quality of our life’s existence, contributions, and its impact on family and friends.
    I remember Aidan as a young boy — much loved by his mother, Dolores, his grandfather, Rudy, and of course, his father, James. James, know that you and Aidan were never forgotten. There are insufficient words to express my condolences for your loss. Prayers are being offered by the Waco, Houston, and Corpus Christi families.

  19. Awe James this just breaks my heart for you n ur family. He was a sweet guy.

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