Lalo Ernesto Castro
Today is July 3rd, 2013 and soon it will be 10 years that my beloved Lalo is
gone from this earth. Could there ever be a day I do not cry for him? Could
there ever be a day that will make me fill whole? I know that until I also die I
will cry for beloved.
Please click the link below to see pictures and stories about Lalo.
Lalo E. Castro was a 1993 graduate of Aptos High School. He worked making tofu, was a dishwasher, worked teaching computers for City of Watsonville, worked at New Brighton Middle school, for the County Office of Education in Capitola as a computer tech, and at UCSC as the computer programmer analyst for the
Mc Henry Library. He loved the experience with staff and students in all his positions.
Here is a short biography. On November 23th, 2004 a man with a heart of gold and a mind that had knowledge
far beyond his 28 years passed on to the heavens; he could not of gone anywhere else. Lalo Ernesto Castro was
born December 31, 1975 in Watsonville, California. From the second he was born he gave joy to all who saw
him and knew him. Lalo never had a mean word to say about anyone. He was loyal and true of heart. At the
age of 3 years old he would slowly turn the pages of a phone book absorbing all the words and slowly learning how to read. He started kindergarten when he was only 4 years old and was in the GATE class for the gifted.
Lalo was a reader, a reader of thousands of books that he would read more than once. Lalo was also a writer,
who one day wanted to be published. Lalo had journals with inventions he wanted to invent like the steam
engine microwave. He attended Bradley School, Aptos Junior, Aptos High School, Cabrillo College and UCSC.
His friends were all from different backgrounds and intellectual levels. His best friend since he was 4 was Marc Dooling. Every night they watched the Simpson’s with out fail. The love of his life, his soul mate, and his
partner in life was RoseMary Dooling. You did not need to see the couple; you could hear the laughter miles away. And they laughed and bounced off intellectual banter that made people all around them giggle and smile. She brought pure joy into his life. His mother Barbara and his father Richard loved him but than no one could
not love Lalo. He loved his sisters Shanandrea and Suncere with out question and with a sweetness that they
will always remember. Lalo loved his brother in law Matthew Douglas, his grand parents David and Julie
Castro, his favorite uncle, Raul; his two cousins, who he thought as brothers, Jody and Jason. His extended family of spiritual brothers, Josh Hesson, John Diaz, Josh Baldwin, Rojelio Dakiwag and Christopher Dakiwag.
His favorite books were Illuminatus Trilogy, Schrodingers Cat, Finnegans Wake, Neuromancer, Cerebus, The Watchmen and the Book of Cheese. His favorite TV shows was Ren & Stimpy, Simpsons, Bakerfield P.D, Manimal, and Mr. Show. He will always be missed.
Lalo wanted to be a published writer and wrote daily. He has many journals from his Aptos High School days up until days before his death. He enjoyed helping youth and could relate to a varied population of youth. One subject that he wrote about was “What I learned from horror movies”?
Please press these links to see various Lalo written documents
- Lalo's Resume 1999
- The Smallest Swarm by Lalo E. Castro
- A story from Lalo about unemployment
A card Lalo gave me for Mother's day
Inside the Che card that Lalo gave me for Mother's Day
Lalo and Rose in San Francisco
Lalo Rose and Leask in SF 2004
Lalo with Midnight the Mighty Dog
Lalo's eighth grade graduation picture
Lalo on the beach in Maui
A postcard found in Lalo's room
The Doolings with Lalo, Rose, Leask, Randi and Marc
Some papers from Lalo in PDF form
Lalo's books at UCSC
Marc made this for the Highland Boys
The Christmas list from 2004 that was on Lalo's table next to the rocks he was trying to make into jewelry
A story about owning a pet by Lalo. Lalo wrote this because in 1993 he wanted a dog and a letter was requested by the SPCA. Lalo finally got COWHEAD
A list of various rocks he was studying.
Lalo wanted to be a stand up comedian at 10 years old so I developed a Comic Class for a bunch of kids.
Postcard Lalo wrote to the Dooling
A letter to Rose from Lalo
Another post card from Lalo to Rose 2002 .
A post card from Lalo to Rose 2002
The horoscope of Lalo and Rose the week Lalo died - November 23rd, 2004
Lalo and Sunny dancing at her Quinessenra - May 2000
Poem from Lalo in 5th grade .
A congratulation. to Lalo for great work from his boss at UCSC.
Lalo's hand - He loved to have his hands copied on a copy machine.
The last picture I took of Lalo, November 16th, 2004 at a Mexican Resturant in Watsonville.
Lalo wrote this on Friendster in October 2004
Lalo's little doodles.
A Poem that Lalo wrote when he was a kid.
Lalo would write words of wisdom - A thought, a notion, or an utterance - Bits of knowledge about life, death, humanity! He would write everything down. He would never say, "Review what I wrote". He would was not a recalcitrant. Lalo would complete notebooks and journals that he stacked in his room. I think that perhaps he did this because someday when he was no longer on this earth he could still be assisting the family with enlightenment. Perhaps.
Part 2 of the above essay Lalo wrote "About Evil".
From the UCSC newsletter dated December 2nd, 2004 - From the people he worked with at UCSC