I was surprised and saddened to receive word of your loss. I will be thinking of you.
Dear Earl and Sue,
Ransom and I send our sincere condolences to you both on the passing of your Uncle Lucian, Earl. What a joy to have a wonderful mentor and friend in your life for so long.
May the living God bring you both much comfort and peace in the midst of your loss and grieving.
We love you,
Rance and Bonnie
It was a privilege to know your father. It was responsible for creating many roof tops that still stand today. I am sorry for your loss and will light a candle in Mary's Garden in honor of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to learn of your father's passing.
Our family goes back many years. My father and Lucian's father and Uncle Tony were friends from Italy. As a matter of fact, my father arrived from Italy before your grandfather and Uncle Tony. Thus, my father had the opportunity to attend school so when Felix and Tony arrived from Italy my father began to teach them to read and
write in English to prepare them for their first job as carpenters on the riverboats in Pittsburgh. They were fine Italian carpenters.
I thought this little bit of history could be a part of your Memory Book.
I, too, knew your father. I had the privilege of seeing him often when he visited the Administration of Mercy Hospital while I was working for the chief administrator at Mercy. We exchanged family notes together during his visits.
I am just a little younger than your father -- I am just about ready for my 83rd birthday, so we do go back many years with with the Caste Family
having visited both Felix and Assunta and Tony and Lauretta (before she passed).
Your father was a brilliant man. I was proud to claim him as a long-time family friend. I will remember him in my prayers.
Mary Paiano DiSalvo
Dania Beach, Florida
Cicley and Jimmy,
In life you meet few people who leave immeasurable impressions which you can carry on into your own life.
When I first met your father Lucian, it was a first impression like only one other I have experienced in my life and this was from my mothers father.
I can personally recall the many times I was able to share time with Lucian, it was time which was extended with more grace and unselfishness than few I have ever met. He always expressed a genuine interest in what Cyndi and I were doing, how are family was growing, and never seemed to be in a hurry to move on to another but devoted his time of that moment to you.
The impression I have carried since first meeting Lucian was reinforced many times and one day I remember most specifically when my father and I were visiting Pebble Beach for the Concours d' Elegance sharing a big time with the elite at the VIP breakfast/lunch, and who did we run into but Lucian and Rita, what a great surprise and what a treat to have the chance for my father to meet a man who had left such a huge impression on me.
I have been blessed to be a part of a great family, the Danielson's and their extended families the Caste's, it has been very challenging to see several of the family members pass along after such good lives, but I admittedly have tremendous appreciation that I was able to spend time with all of those the family has lost many many times.
My blessings to you both and you families as you all make you ways forward with many fond memories.
I am honored to have known Lucian during the great times, humbled by Lucian when asking advise and extremely saddened their had not been enough time to see him more offer in the last several years.
Please express my personal condolences to the family and how grateful I am to have had the many moments in his presence.
God bless you Lucian Caste!
Cicely, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He contributed so much to our hometown. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Michelle Danielson Jeffers
What sad news of your father's death. I remember so well the times when he would visit you at Chatham, and he would join all of us for lunch. Those were the days of living in Fickes Hall and knowing your dad just adored you when he moved your brass bed into the dorm. My thoughts and sympathy to you. Marno Doczy Seitz
I'm in shock over losing both of these bright, jhoyful people so close together. Lucian was such a brilliant thinker and yet a loving soul. My sympathy to his family.
Lucian was a gentleman through and through. It was our privilege to have him in our care, and I am grateful to have known him and Rita. He never talked of his accomplishments but always inquired how we were doing. All of us nurses are better people for having this gracious man with us, and we will miss him.
condolences from Castagna's Family and Del Busso Castagna From Milan, Frosolone, Rome in Italy
Truly a magnificent human being. It was a privilege and such fun to work with Lucian, Rita and his sisters during my tenure of almost 11 years in the Development Office at Carnegie Mellon. --Carol Carter, Anna Maria, FL
I did not know you but am familiar with your works within the community. Your works where stellar. Thank you for making the world a better place.
What a blessing Lucian was to everyone! Joyfulness filled his life and Rita's, too! We will miss them and keep them in our hearts. Blessings on all their family and friends, Charley & Heather