August 7, 2012
Delbert Leon Casterline, 84, of Mountain Top, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top.
Born in Laurel Run, he was a son of the late Calvin and Beatrice (Smith) Casterline.
Del served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Mountain Top American Legion, Post 781.
His last place of work was the Unemployment Office in Wilkes-Barre, where he had many good friends.
Del enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid sportsman. He was employed for many years with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Del shared many outdoor adventures with his two sons, instilling in them a love and respect for wildlife and nature. He was also known for making crafty wooden lawn ornaments, which still adorn his yard today.
The last several years of Del's life he resided at Smith Health Care and enjoyed his interactions with the other residents and employees. He will be fondly remembered singing frequently and making others smile.
Del was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his beloved wife, Dianne; and his best furry friend, Rags.
He is survived by his sons, Delbert and his wife, Rosemary; David and his wife, Joyce; grandchildren, Del and his wife, Jennifer; Kelly Kester; great-grandchildren, Zuzu Rose and Maxwell Kester.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment will follow in Albert Cemetery, Mountain Top. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. View obituaries online at mccunefuneralserviceinc.com.