Sid Castro

Profile Updated: August 29, 2011
Sid Castro
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: San Jose, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: divorced
Occupation: Retired h.s. English teacher and baseball coach
Children: Have one daughter, Jenny, who is married and is a management information systems specialist for eBay. More… Jenny has 3 children, ages 8, 10, and 18.
Sid Castro


Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated from San Jose St. in 1969. Began teaching h.s. English and history in Sunnyvale in 1970. Retired in June, 2009 after 38 years. Also coached varsity baseball for over 20 years, coached football for 15, and served as faculty president for 12 years.
Married twice, once for 18 years and the other for 7. Been divorced 14 years.
Love travel, music, dancing, concerts, movies, plays, browsing book stores, fishing and flea markets. Still very active, and help at-risk kids one night a week in history. Use my place at South Tahoe for skiing, hiking, fishing, bicycling, and having fun.

School Story:

Fabulous 3 years at PHS. Great memories of senior hayrides, dances, football games, rallies, and the togetherness of the student body. Also recall the baseball games at San Leandro ball park, the swimming pool which was never built on campus, and kids throwing softballs and footballs onto the freeway when they didn't want to participate in P.E.
Do you remember how we walked in circles around the main building as we symbolically tried to figure out what we would do with our lives?
Most admired teacher: Doc Simmons, (Dr. Gordon T. Simmons) who raised the academic bar in all his physiology classes.
Best coaches: El Brown, Jim Johnston, and Carl Feick.
Weirdest teacher: Mr. Gustafson, a guy who knew math but couldn't teach it, and still loved kids despite their behaviors.
I still have a blue chunk of concrete from PHS. When they were knocking it down I got a piece of the gym. It is in my office.

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Feb 22, 2018 at 7:14 AM

Happy Birthday Sid!! May you have many more to come. Dave Bunday

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Feb 22, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Happy Birthday! And many more.

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Dec 04, 2015 at 10:47 AM
Mar 04, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Keith, no one has made any move to get one organized. Unless Bev Blakeman, Theresa Arnerich, Wayne Childree, and others get it going, you will just have to see the few who show up at Harry's Hof Brau when Maria Cordaway has them.

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Sid Castro has left an In Memory comment for Darrell Youngblood.
Jan 31, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Darrell was a great athlete and teammate.  I guess the Lord needed someone with a smile on his face who would give 100% in all he did.  My sincere sympathy goes out to Sue and Darrell's family and friends.

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Jul 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Hey, John! Glad to see you are enjoying the natural beauty of Ashland. Plenty of plays to view. I'm living in Granite Bay near Roseville and Folsom. Have retired from teaching and currently coping with the drought.... ugh!

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