Jeff Castillo

By Ernest Pund | April 01, 2013, 8:23 p.m. (ET)

Passages: Jeff Castillo

Jeff Castillo, an elite competitor who trained at McCall Judo Club in McCall, Idaho, and later at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, passed away recently from complications of Parkinson’s. He was 35.

Born is Boise, Idaho, and raised in McCall, he became an accomplished athlete in judo, as well as wrestling and football. Jeff moved to Colorado Springs in 1955 pursuing his dream to advance his sports career while pursuing an education. He was accepted into the U.S. Olympic Training Center for judo and earned an associate degree from CU Colorado Springs in Sports Medicine.

Jeff is survived by his wife Natascha, of 16 years, sons Alek and Sebastian, and daughters Eviana and Cassie of Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by Jeff's family to help with final arrangements and burial expenses – details provided below.

As a licensed Journeyman plumber he became owner of Castillo Plumbing. Years later Jeff found his calling as a massage therapist. He was known for his quiet demeanor and big heart. He loved cooking for his family and hanging out at their cabin, never complaining about the cards he was dealt in life. He was everybody’s ‘go-to person.’

To help the family with arrangements, you can make a donation through one of the following:
1. At any Bank of America Branch, donate to "Friends of Jeff Castillo" account #1391 0013 1096, Bank of America ID1-110-01-01, 280 So. Capital Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
2. Make donations directly to the family, Olgie Castillo, 5203 Hill Rd., Boise, ID 83703