Robert E. Castina (1941 - 2017)

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Robert E. Castina, age 76, of Volunteer Fire Company Road, Ridgway, Pa., (Brandy Camp) died on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
Born on March 16, 1941, he was the son of the late John and Rose Benigni Nasoni Castina. On Oct. 7, 1975, he was married to Helen Celinski. She survives.
Retired, Bob worked as a truck driver for Samuel J. Lansbury Trucking Company for over 19 years. He was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway and served in the National Guard. He enjoyed attending the country music events in the area and camping. He also was a member of the Horton Twp. Vol. Fire Department.
In addition to his wife he is also survived by a daughter, Valjean Castina of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sons, Rick Castina of Wichita, Kan., Dean (Kristy) Castina of St. Marys, Pa.; two stepsons, Scott (Emma) Huffman of Bradford, Pa., Mark Huffman of DuBois; one sister, Anna Montebell of Kittanning, Pa.; and one brother, William (Bonnie) Castina of Brandy Camp. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Briggs.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Tobias Church with Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery in DuBois.
Memorial donations may be made to The Heart Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 or Penn Highlands Dialysis Unit, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2017