Castro O’Neal Brown passed away on February 3, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter. Born on October 26, 1956, in Syracuse, NY, he matriculated through Syracuse City School District. Castro was a dedicated father, cherished brother, and adored member of his family. Castro's greatest joy in life was his family. He was a devoted father to his son and two daughters. His love knew no bounds, extending to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, and extended family. A man of many talents, Castro was known for his skills in spades and his prowess in the kitchen. He found immense pleasure in cooking for his loved ones, always ready to whip up a delicious meal, especially his famous bowl of chili. As the family's general contractor, Castro was the go-to person for remodeling projects, bringing his expertise and passion to every job.
Castro's vibrant spirit and zest for life were contagious. He lived life on his own terms, al-ways with a smile on his face and a joke at the ready. His energy was boundless, and his presence lit up any room he entered. He had a special bond with his younger cousins, who adored him and cherished the moments spent in his company. In addition to his love for his family and his hobbies, Castro was remembered for his athleticism and his playful nature. He was never without a screwdriver in his pocket and a pencil tucked behind his ear, ready to tackle any task that came his way. Though Castro may no longer be with us, his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. His laughter, his love, and his legacy will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Castro may be gone, but his spirit will forever remain a guiding light for those who were blessed to have called him family or friend.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Jean Brown and father, Jimmie Corbit.
He lives to cherish his memory: His two daughters, Tarana oni Aiken of Syracuse, NY and Shakema Unique Holmes of North Carolina. As well as a son, Sanders Shonell Taylon Brown of Syracuse, NY.
Siblings, a brother, Tyrone Brown of Syracuse, NY and a sister, Amy Dynee Torrence of North Carolina. He is a grandfather of 8, Charquan Edwards, Cajua Edwards, Jakem Holmes, Phyness Aiken, Johndell Holmes, Jahbare Holmes, Shakelia Porch, and Jamya Porch. One great grandchild, De’ajah o’ni Aiken.
He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Calling Hour will be Monday, February 12, 2024 from 11-12PM at A. Dewitt Memorial Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13205. Services will follow at 12PM, at the funeral home.