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Howard Paul Castor

Howard Paul Castor

The Rev. Howard Paul "Spike" Castor of Des Moines, WA, passed away on November 17th, 2013, at the age of 90. Born in upstate New York, Paul grew up on the family farm. He joined the 101st Airborne during WWII and saw active duty in the Battle of the Bulge. Paul left for Malaysia in 1955 to serve as a missionary with the United Methodist Church. He met Lee Lee Tan there and married her in 1958. Returning to the U.S. in 1975, Paul pastored churches in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. He is survived by his wife Lee Lee; his children David (Carolyn), Mei (Dan Bryant) and Daniel (Jennifer Jerde); and grandchildren Alexandra, Zion, Emma, Nell, and Gwen. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 PM on December 14th, 2013, at Wesley Homes, 815 S. 216th St., Des Moines, WA. Memorial donations can be made to the Wesley Homes Foundation (http://www.wesleyhomes.org/donate).

Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 1, 2013
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