Lou Castro, a veteran Aramcon well known throughout the company communities, died in the Dhahran Health Center last Thursday, May 8, following a brief illness. Services will be held this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Dhahran Theater.
Born in Mexico City, Lou graduated from the San Antonio Technical Institute in San Antonio, Tex., and first joined Aramco in 1948 as a cartographer in Exploration, then headquartered in Ras Tanura. Later in Dhahran he worked as photogrammetrist on the joint Aramco-U.S. Geological Survey mapping project compiling geographical/geological maps of the Arabian Peninsula. In 1964 he transferred to Abqaiq as Drafting Unit supervisor in the Engineering Department, and with the centralization of these functions in 1968 he returned to Dhahran to supervise all engineering drafting requirements company wide. Most recently he acted as developer and coordinator of drafting design requirements in liaison with design contractors. His retirement date was May 1.
Noted in recreational groups as a golfer, bowler and an ardent boating-fishing enthusiast, Lou was also a working Little League supporter and served that organization as coach of the Abqaiq Astros in the late '60s.
He was married in August 1954 to Georgia Miller, who also worked for Exploration, and the couple had four children. Carol, 19, is in her sophomore year of nursing studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College; Craig 18, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire; Bruce, 15, will graduate at the end of the current trimester from Dhahran School, where the youngest, Ellen 13, is in eighth grade.
The family will remain in Dhahran until Brace's graduation in July and then return to their home at Green Lake, Wis. Their Mail address will be: Route 2, Ripon, Wis. 54971. [Photograph]