Robert Leon Castle, Sr.

Born: Mon., Jun. 22, 1931
Died: Mon., Feb. 13, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
Location: Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
Location: Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home

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

Born on June 22, 1931, in Keedysville, Maryland, 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 October 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, Kentucky as a paratrooper.  He also served with the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea.  

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

Robert is survived by his two daughters, Belinda and her husband, Dave Elliott of Boonsboro, Peggy and her husband, Harold Ridenour, Jr. of Smithsburg, Maryland; 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, Maryland and a brother, Gerald Castle of Boonsboro. He is also survived by 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 at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland. The Rev. Dean Pryor will officiate.  Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  Military honors will be rendered by the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro.

Family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the funeral home.  

For those who wish, memorial donations in Robert's memory may be to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Washington County for their love, care, and support the past three and a half years with the care of Robert.  


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Robert Castle, 3rd
   Posted Tue February 14, 2012
To my loving grandfather, I am going to miss you. You will missed dearly. i love you.

Love your grandson


Darlene Ebersole
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Peggy and Family,
Dad''s are unique and their imprint on our life is great. I am sadden to hear about your Dad''s passing. I hope that the pleasant family memories you all share will feel like a hug and give you comfort.
Darlene Ebersole

Debbie Ridenour
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss.

Tom Bikle and family
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
To the Castle Family with sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Bob.

Brandy (Castle) Kreitz
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Pap you will be greatly missed, we love you! Brandy, Josh, Cole and Kassidy

Vickie (Rohrer) Grimm
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Bobby & Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you & your family. God Bless.

Vickie (Rohrer) Grimm

Bill Penner & Bekah Brown
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wendi Smith
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family during this difficult time. Take time to remember all the great times you had with your dad. We are here if you need anything and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wendi & Smitty

Barbara Wagner
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
To Peggy and family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in fond memories.

Barbara Wagner

Rose Greenawalt
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
JUst want to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of Mr. Castle. It just seems like the farmers I knew when I worked at the Extension Office (was County Agents Office) are slowly leaving for the "Promised Land." May your memories be a great comfort to all of you at this most difficult time and may the Peace that only God can give be a great comfort to all of you.

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