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Former councilman, coach Rudy Castro dies at 87

Posted: 12:18 PM, May 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-23 15:21:17-04
Former councilman, coach Rudy Castro dies at 87

Former Tucson City Councilman Rudy Castro died Tuesday at age 87.

According to Castro's daughter, Celina Castro, Rudy Castro battled dementia and passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4 a.m.

Rudy Castro served on the city council from 1968 to 1978.

Before that, he starred as a baseball player at Tucson High School and the University of Arizona. He later coached baseball at Cholla High School. He played at UA from 1953 to 1956.

Services are pending.