Alfredo E. Casta-Velez (Freddy), 93, originally from Puerto Rico and recently living in Potomac Falls, VA, was called by God to join Him in Heaven on July 14, 2022.
Freddy was born on June 3, 1929 to loving parents Alfredo Casta Martinez and Haydee Velez Seda as the first of two children. Freddy lived his life in service, first with the U.S. Army and then as a Commissioned Officer with the Public Health Service reaching the ranks of Captain 06 during his 30+ years of service that was followed by another 20+ years working in the public sectors. His volunteerism was a lifelong core value and his contributions to non-profit organizations in support of local communities spanned 70+ years receiving special recognition by the Lions Club International for the most tenured Lion member in Puerto Rico.
Freddy was a dependable son to his parents; and a loving husband to his wife, father to his children, and “PapaAbuelo” to his grandchildren. His family will miss him greatly.
Freddy is survived by his four children - Alfred (Enid), Heidi (Héctor), Ingrid (Jose), and Gretchen (Matt); his ten grandchildren - Nicole (27), Pablo (23), Miguel (21), Amanda (20), Diego (17), Alfredo Gerardo (17), MariCeci (14), Bianca (13), Alejandro (12), and Ana (10); his sister Dadda; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial mass will be held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, located at 46833 Harry Byrd Highway in Sterling, VA, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will follow in Meeting Rooms #3 and #4.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions* may be made to the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research for Public Health Programs in honor of Alfredo E. Casta-Velez. Freddy’s family encourages you to please give the gift of life by donating blood to your local blood bank.
*Donations made through the Adams-Green link to the left take a percentage of the donation, if you choose to donate, please do so directly at the link included above.