Canton Castor Canton Clayton Castor, age 93, passed away peacefully, May 14, 2014 in Tulare, California. Canton was born on December 28, 1920 in Vici, Oklahoma to Herbert and Pearl Castor. His family moved to Pixley in 1935 where his family owned and operated Castor's Store. At age 18, Canton joined the California Conservation Corp, where he helped with the development of the "Crystal Caves" in the Sequoia National Park. In October 1942, he joined the Air Force, where he spent the majority of his service in Burma, as a liaison officer to the 50th Division of Chinese soldiers. His family heard many, many stories of his military experiences in Burma. Canton married Betty Pittman in 1946. They were married 58 years until her death in 2004. He worked as a mechanic, body and fender man, spending most of his employment at Valley Paint and Body. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. He is survived by his three children all living in Tulare: Dennis (Janet) Castor, Sharon (Steve) Faria, and Scott (Diana) Castor. He's also survived by his grandchildren: Karyn (Luca), Curt (Brenda), and Bobby Castor, Jason (Melinda) and Trevor (Farrah) Freitas, Amber (Daren) Blanton and Eric (Brooke) Castor. Also many great-grandchildren. We will miss his many humorous stories and constant wit. Always making us laugh. After retirement, he loved tinkering in his backyard and fixing anything with an engine. He was always surrounded by family and friends. He was a life member of Amvets Post 56. Graveside services will be held at the Tipton-Pixley Cemetery on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Funeral services are being arranged by Peers-Lorentzen Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
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Tulare, CA 93274
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on May 17, 2014