David A. Castro
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of David A. Castro Bosbach on November 8, 2022, at the age of 43, leaving to mourn family and friends. David was born on July 27th, 1979, to Dolores Bosbach-Castro and Ernesto Castro in San Salvador, El Salvador.
David and his family moved to Kansas in 1981, later settling in Wisconsin where he graduated from Brookfield Central High School. He began his college education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison later earning his Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Upper Iowa University in 2019. While attending UW-Madison, David was very involved with his fraternity, Delta Theta Sigma holding positions as its President and the President of the Interfraternity Council. He stayed involved as an alumnus, and eventually became the National Fraternity President.
While working on his studies, David worked in retail, and in 2008 began working evenings at UPS as a part time package handler at the Oak Creek facility. He would say it was better to be earning money working out as a UPS loader than paying a gym. From there, he started moving upward until he became a Human Resource Area Supervisor in 2016. Earlier this year he took a position in Orlando, FL where he was realizing one of his dreams to be near the ocean and enjoy the Florida outdoors.
David once wrote in his career paper: “I enjoy every aspect of my job from mentoring employees, interacting with customers, and making the tough decisions…I decided not only to say this was my career; I was going to be the very best at what I do.” His dedication to his career showed all the way to the end. He passed away in his office from a pulmonary embolism after recovering from a muscle injury.
David was creative and had many passions including his love for the Denver Broncos, Magic the Gathering, 80’s & 90s’ comedy shows, movies, politics, Real-Time Strategy video games, Star Wars, Tae Kwon Do and stocks. As an Ape, he was a proud stock owner of AMC Theatres. His passion for cards drove him to start his own business called Card Cow Gaming. He worked his day job and would come home and work on his business incorporating a medieval story with his star character Remi. Including his love for animals, he enjoyed the beaches and the great outdoors. He was full of dreams, enjoying life, and working hard to fulfill his goals.
What defined David was that he cared about people. He wanted his co-workers and the people that he had hired to succeed and took every opportunity he had to mentor them. He brought that same positive attitude to family and friends, always encouraging others to achieve their goals. David’s optimism and lust for life brought joy to everyone around him. He never forgot his origins. After El Salvador was struck by a hurricane and struggling through Covid, he donated to those less fortunate.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his spouse, Joe Allen; his parents, Dolores and Ernesto; two brothers, Frank Castro, Robert and wife Anna Castro; and many other family members and friends who he held very dear to his heart.
We welcome all to his funeral services and visitation this Saturday November 19th at Holy Apostles Catholic Church (16000 W National Ave New Berlin, WI 53151). Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. central time followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm central time. The service will be live streamed by Holy Apostles. A luncheon will be held following the funeral services in the basement of the church for those who wish to attend. Burial to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating in his name to Save The Children.