Joseph L. Castagna

Joseph L. Castagna Joseph L. Castagna passed away June 13. He was 68. Born in Darby, Pa., Joe was the second child and first son of Rose (DiVitis) and Bruno Castagna. He grew up in picturesque Gradyville, a mischievous math wiz at the tiny elementary school. Upon graduation from Penncrest High School, Joe promptly enlisted in the Navy. He served with distinction as an electronics technician from 1965-1968 earning the Air Medal. Initially a B-52 crewman, he later served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, from which he flew with the "Hurricane Hunters." Joe worked for the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, later Verizon, as a special service installer and repairman. He treasured the opportunity to hit the road and meet clients, many of whom became friends. He retired in 2005. He enjoyed fishing in Delaware, watching history programs, and playing poker with friends at the Riddle Ale House. Joseph Castagna was preceded in death by his father, Bruno Castagna. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois, their son Keith Castagna, grandson Vinni, mother Rose Castagna, sister Elaine Castagna, and younger brother Robert Castagna. Arrangements are by Marvil Funeral Home, Darby. The Guest Book may be signed online at

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Marvil Funeral Home, Ltd. - Darby
1110 Main St.  Darby, PA 19023
Published in The Daily Times on June 22, 2014