Agnes M. Castle, 91, formerly of Freed Street, Sugar Notch, died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Sugar Notch on Jan. 19, 1923, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Reilly) Walsh. She was a life resident of Sugar Notch. She was a member of the graduating Class of 1940 of Sugar Notch High School. Agnes was employed in food service by Hanover Area School District. She was a member of the former St. Charles Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and served as treasurer. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Retirement System.
She was an avid admirer of the Polka Jets and participated in dancing, dining and being with her friends. She especially enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City. Her grandsons will miss their Grammy's special recipe for mashed potatoes and homemade popsicles.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 17 years, Bernard F. Castle, on April 11, 1971; brothers, John, Gerald and Joseph Walsh.
Surviving are her loving son, Bernard J. and his wife, Michelle, Wilkes-Barre; two beloved grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Castle; brother, Michael Walsh, Long Island, N.Y.; sisters-in-laws, Marvie and Rosemary Walsh; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Benedict's/St. Dominic's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Joseph Kearney officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to beloved friends, Rose and Marge, who visited her daily and to cousins, Jeanie and Marina who helped her at her home and getting around when needed. A special thank you to Dr. Roy Gernhardt and to all the staff at Manor Care Health Service, Kingston, ("her second family") for all the kindness and compassion given to Agnes in her time of need.