A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard “Casey” Casto, age 74, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Etna United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Pataskala Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the church, 500 Pike Street SW, Etna.
Casey was born in Charleston, WV, on October 13, 1945, to the late Otis A. and Frances “Em” (Jones) Casto. He passed away peacefully at his residence on November 5, 2019, after his courageous battle with cancer.
Casey was a union insulator with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators Local #44 for 30 years. During that time, he was also an apprentice class teacher and was elected Business Agent for his last five years. After retiring from Local #44, he worked as the Zoning Inspector for Harrison Township for 15 years and Thorn Township for another two. He was elected president of the Ohio Appaloosa Association and served on their board of trustees. He was a member of the former Kirkersville Baptist Church and enjoyed motorcycles, horses, traveling, OSU football, and spending time with family and friends.
Casey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy (Moore) Casto; children, Jay Casto and Terri (Alan) Miller; brothers, Tom (Shelly) Casto and Steve (Kim) Casto; sisters, Donna (Kenny) Wimer, Lynn (George) Snider, Gayle Musick and Patty (Terry) Johnson; sisters-in-law, Connie Casto, Theresia Casto and Pat (Terry) Sassman; grandchildren, Mitchell (Christina) Casto, Matthew Casto, Ryan (Shannon) Miller, Randi (Andrew) Harman, Alisan (Zach) Sammons, Kasey Miller, Coulson Casto, Ethan Miller, Daylan Casto and Boston Casto; great-grandchildren, Gannan and Hadley Casto, Millie and Judson Sammons; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David A. Casto and Paul D. Casto; great-grandson, James Ryan Miller, Jr.; and nephews, Matthew Jay Casto and Todd Eric Sassman.
The family would like to express a special thank you to his oncology team at The James for their expertise and care of Casey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Casey to The James Cancer Hospital or Hospice of Central Ohio.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for Casey and his family.