Albert Ramirez “A.J” Castaneda Jr., 38, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Arlington.
Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at The Potter’s House, 6777 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75236. Private Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: Donations may be made to the Grand Prairie Police Association, https://grandprairie.firstresponderprocessing.com/
A.J. was born on April 27, 1981 in Grand Prairie to Albert Castaneda Sr. and Patricia Fay Bridges Castaneda. He was raised in Grand Prairie and baptized in the Tolar Church of Christ. A.J. graduated from Tolar High School as the Salutatorian of his graduating class and The University of Houston on the Dean’s List. He worked as a Grand Prairie Police Officer for the past 5 years. Prior to that, he worked for 6 years for the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Office and served for 8 years with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Survivors: Parents, Albert Castaneda Sr. and Patricia Fay Castaneda; son, Elisha Jacob Castaneda; stepdaughter, Zoe Pineda; grandmother, Alicia Castaneda; brother, Daniel Castaneda and wife, Dianna; niece, Caydence Castaneda; and girlfriend, Noemi Aroste Hurtado.
Wade Family Funeral Home