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Former councilman, coach Rudy Castro dies at 87

Posted: 1:18 PM, May 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-23 19:21:17Z

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.