Confirmed:Julian Casitlleja Jr., Veteran US Air Force (57-19) 9 APR 19

April 9, 2019 @ 11:15 am – 2:15 pm
Zoeller Funeral Home
615 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

The family of Mr. Julian Casitlleja Jr., a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Julian Castilleja Jr., passed into the arms of our Lord while surrounded by his wife, sons, granddaughters, and family at home on March 29th, 2019. Julian was born to Julian and Socorro Castilleja on October 24th 1944. Together he and his wife of 49 years, Raquel Delgado Castilleja, had two sons. Julian served four years as a Sgt. in the United States Air Force. During his work life he was self-employed DBA Julian’s Floor Service for 48 years. During his life he played with the Azteca’s baseball team and managed the Braves softball team. He enjoyed watching all sports in his free time as well as attending games. He devoted his life to protecting and providing for his family and serving God. He loved having family gatherings and had a very generous heart. Traveling with his family and planting flowers were his favorite past time. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Julian touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Raquel Delgado; sons, Christopher Ray Castilleja and wife Sylvia Castilleja; and Julian Castilleja, III and Julia Thompson; grandchildren, Bryana Nicole Castilleja, Brooke Ashley Castilleja, Julian Castilleja IV, Kataryna Vivian Castilleja, Juliette Thompson-Castilleja; and great-granddaughter, Delainee Lorena Ortega; sisters, Carmen Cardenas, Guadalupe Torres, and Oralia Castilleja; brothers, Jesus Castilleja and wife Lucy, Rodolfo Castilleja and wife Rita; and numerous nephews and nieces. Julian was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Angelita Lozano. Thank you to CIMA Hospice of New Braunfels and Father Carlos of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church for their physical and spiritual care of Julian.

WEATHER: Hi 89 / Lo 62, 0% Chance of Rain, 45% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Bryana Castilleja, Granddaughter

STAGING:  1115 Hours, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Zoeller Funeral Home
615 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

BRIEFING:  1130 Hours

HONOR LINE:  1200 Hours

KSU:  1215 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1315 Hours Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223