Robert L. Castle Sr., 80

JUNE 22, 1931-FEB. 13, 2012

February 14, 2012
  • Robert L. Castle Sr.
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Robert L. Castle Sr., 80, of Mapleville Road in Boonsboro, Md., passed away peacefully from this life on Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2012, surrounded by his loving family in his home.

Born June 22, 1931, in Keedysville, Md., he was the son of the late Russell J. and Mamie P. (Smith) Castle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma C. (Fletcher) Castle, on Oct. 9, 1998.

Robert was a lifelong dairy farmer in the Keedysville and Boonsboro area.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War with the 11th Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Ky., as a paratrooper. He also served with the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea.

He was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro and a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown.

Robert is survived by his two daughters, Belinda and and her husband, Dave Elliott, of Boonsboro, and Peggy and her husband, Harold Ridenour Jr., of Smithsburg, Md.; three sons, Robert Castle Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Hagerstown, Tom Castle and his wife, Anna, of Hagerstown, and David Castle of Boonsboro; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Busick of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Gerald Castle of Boonsboro; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Lewis and Arlington Castle.

A funeral ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dean Pryor will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md. Military honors will be rendered by Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Washington County for their love, care and support the past 3 1/2 years with the care of Robert.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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