Vincent Anthony Castro – A Man of Quality
Vincent Anthony Castro was born on April 17, 1950 in Guam where he spent most of his time in life. As a child, he was passionate when playing with transistors and electronics. He also found interests in Judo and playing the guitar. After graduating from high school in 1968, Vincent joined the United States Army and was originally stationed to serve in the Vietnam War. However, due to his high results on the aptitude test, he was assigned to the Communications Department for the Criminal Intelligence Section in Korea. Here, Vincent was able to receive various certifications and clearances adding to his expanding list of credentials gained during his time with the U.S. Army.
In 1972, Vincent moved to Arizona to continue serving his military duties. Afterwards, he proceeded back to his home island of Guam as a newlywed and proud father. It was at this time that Vincent utilized his military benefits and enrolled at the University of Guam. Eventually, he applied to become an electrical instructor for the U.S. Navy’s Federal Apprenticeship Program where he worked for the next 35 years. He taught many of the Navy’s electrical apprentices on Guam, as well as many of the island’s electricians.
Along with his great military and work accomplishments, Vincent was also a highly honorable member of the Milton C. Marvin 123 Masonic Lodge. As a masonic brother, he was able to earn the highest roll of District Deputy Grand Master of Guam for seven years which included a string of four consecutive years from 1985-1988. Vincent was also granted the Right Worshipful Master position for the Milton C. Marvin Lodge. At the time, this position was only honored to two illustrious members from the Lodge.
A great passion for Vincent at this time became piloting small airplanes. He enjoyed flying so much that he believed he was born to fly. Vincent also became fluid on multiple musical instruments aside from the guitar. He was also a great community provider during his years as a local grocery store owner. Vincent was an honorary man who represented strength, love, integrity, and brilliance.
Vincent Castro passed on June 17, 2020, at the age of 70 years old. Certainly, he adored all eight of his children: James (+), Sharon, Jerry, Vanessa, Vincent Jr., Jose, Athena, and Paul, as well as all 23 of his grandchildren. Vincent Anthony Castro was a genuinely caring man towards his entire family and will surely be missed. Yet, he will always be remembered.