A funeral service celebrating the life of Paul Daniel Casto, 71, of Millersport, was held December 14, 2018,. at Etna United Methodist Church, with Pastor Steve Swisher officiating. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery, with military honors observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Paul was born in Charleston, WV, on April 10, 1947, to the late Otis A. and Frances “Em” (Jones) Casto. He passed away at his residence on December 8, 2018, while surrounded by his family.
Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed on the DMZ in Korea. Prior to retirement, he was a union insulator with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers #44-50 for 35 years. He attended the Etna United Methodist Church; was a licensed minister with the American Baptist Church; was a member of the VFW in Baltimore; Licking County Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club; and was a former Kirkersville Village Council member. He enjoyed fishing, dirt track racing, singing southern gospel and hunting. He was also a history buff, and an avid reader. Most important in his life was the relationship he had with Christ and the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife, Connie S. (Martin) Casto, whom he married November 18, 2007; children, Paula S. (Philip) Lovejoy and Adam B. (Patty) Casto; step-children, Holly (Ryan) Holton and Lora (Bob) Schoonover; brothers and sisters, Casey (Judy) Casto, Donna (Kenny) Wimer, Lynn (George) Snider, Tom (Shelley) Casto, Gayle Musick, Patty (Terry) Johnson and Steve (Kim) Casto; grandchildren, Frances Lovejoy, Grayce (Tanner) Rust, Luke Lovejoy and Stephanie (Ethan) Hardesty; step grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah Holton and Madelynn and Mason Schoonover; and numerous great-grandchildren; step great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, Sue (Rice) Casto; and brother, David A. Casto.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Paul to the American Lung Association or to the James Cancer Hospital.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Paul and his family.