JOHN CASTO 1947-2018

NANCY, Ky. – John Edward Casto, age 71, of Nancy, Ky., passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 21 at his home.

He was born on Feb. 11, 1947 in Wheeling, Va., son of the late Leonard Alvin and Beulah Mae Wilson Casto. In 1967, he married Barbara J. McMahon, who died April 13, 2002. In 2004, he married Cassie Johnson, who survives.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was former owner/operator of Automotive Repair Service in Defiance. He formerly resided in Cecil and Bryan before retiring in Nancy, Ky. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and working on cars and restoring them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Barbara Jean Casto.

He is survived by his wife, Cassie Johnson Casto; daughters, Michelle Casto (Michael) Lyons of Cleveland and Cassandra (Kent Brock) Casto of Celina; stepdaughters, Tina Fair (Earl) Smith of Hazard, Ky., Nikki Thomas of Paducah, Ky. and Tonya (William) Decker of Belding, Mich.; brother, James (Louise) Casto of Wellsburg, W.Va.; sisters, Jeanie (Harry) Hamm of Pittsburgh and Linda Casto Armstrong of Ridgeville Corners; seven grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 27 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral with Pastor Roy Nelson officiating.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.