Bruce Castor

Bruce Vernon Castor

MANSFIELD: Bruce Vernon Castor, 61, of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly April 5, 2014 at his home. Born February 4, 1953 in Newark, OH, he was the son of Robert Vernon and Louise F. (Mitchell) Castor. Bruce graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1971.

Bruce was employed by Astro Pool Company, Inc. of Mansfield, OH for 39 years. A valued and irreplaceable Senior Project Manager, Bruce managed the construction of over 150 commercial aquatic projects throughout his career. His experience, dedication, and commitment to service was unparalleled. Not only has the company lost an integral part of their team, but the entire pool construction industry has lost a true professional. Bruce will be deeply missed by all his clients and colleagues.

Bruce was a member of The Bushmasters Motorcycle Club, Shelby Eagles, and was treasurer for Sons of Italy. Bruce loved riding and working on Harley motorcycles, politics, and firearms. He especially appreciated nature and all of Gods critters (as he would call them). A loving, giving man who was very passionate, he always gave 100% effort in everything he did. Bruce loved life and especially loved his grandbabies.

Bruce leaves behind his loving wife and friend of 38 years, Kathy Castor of Mansfield; daughter, Joni and his son-in-law, David Jr. Daugherty of Mansfield; grandbabies, Karlie "Binker" and David "Triple D" Daugherty; sister, Sharon (Gregg) Jones of New London; brother, Alan (Mary) Castor of Mansfield; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Jo) Richards of Carlisle, PA and John (Lynne) Richards of Auburndale, FL; mother-in-law, Kathryn Joan Richards of Peoria, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and longtime friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Connie Seacrist; and father-in-law, Ted Richards.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. A memorial service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

If you have a picture of Bruce you would like to share, there will be a blank poster board at the funeral home.

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Funeral Home

Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-5211

Published in the News Journal on Apr. 8, 2014