Donald B. Castleman
AGE: 82 • Little Silver
Donald B. Castleman, 82, of Little Silver, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at home, surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and the son of Godwin M. and Eleanor B. Castleman. He graduated from Brooklyn Poly Prep in 1947. Don also graduated from Princeton University in 1951 with a B.A. degree in Economics. While at Princeton, he was a member of the Charter Club. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his years of military service, he joined Bankers Trust Company in 1954, where he remained throughout his entire career. He retired from Bankers Trust Company as a Managing Director. In July of 1956, Don married the former Suzanne Stephens of Little Silver. This coming July, they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Don served as a member of the Board of Education, where he was later elected president. He was a member of the Rumson Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies. He was also a member of the Sea Bright Beach Club.
Don is survived by his wife, Suzy, the mayor of Little Silver; his children, Anne Connell and her husband Daniel and Elizabeth Castleman-Halpin. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Eckerson and her husband Homer. Don had four loving grandchildren, Brook and Erin Connell, and Connor and Noelle Halpin.
Don was a very special person and well-respected by those who have had the privilege of knowing him.
A celebration of the life of Don will be held from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the Rumson Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don's memory to Jason's Dreams for Kids, 20 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 or online at jasonsdreamsforkids.org
or to St. John's Episcopal Church of Little Silver, 325 Little Silver Point Road, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank.