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In Memory of

Stephen Francis Castellano

January 8, 1959 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Stephen Francis Castellano, 56, Mar. 29, 2015, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.

Preceded in death by parents James M. and Leona Castellano, and survived by siblings James G. (Karen) Castellano, Joseph P. (Lyn) Castellano, JoMarie (Jim) Lang, and Michael A. (Elizabeth) Castellano; by special friend Beverly Moskop; by aunts Bernadette Pacini, Ruth (Roger) Jung and Joan (Donald) Gundlach; and by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.

To many, Steve's life appeared difficult, due to what they saw as physical or intellectual limitations. Steve didn't see it that way. He accepted...

Stephen Francis Castellano, 56, Mar. 29, 2015, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.

Preceded in death by parents James M. and Leona Castellano, and survived by siblings James G. (Karen) Castellano, Joseph P. (Lyn) Castellano, JoMarie (Jim) Lang, and Michael A. (Elizabeth) Castellano; by special friend Beverly Moskop; by aunts Bernadette Pacini, Ruth (Roger) Jung and Joan (Donald) Gundlach; and by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.

To many, Steve's life appeared difficult, due to what they saw as physical or intellectual limitations. Steve didn't see it that way. He accepted who he was, and he found happiness in the very simple things in life, embracing each day with whatever it had to offer. In that way, he inspired others to be better and to live better.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of contributions to the Independence Center, 4245 Forest Park Ave. 63108; DuBourg House through Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 7601 Watson Rd. 63119; or the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 2385 Hampton Ave. 63139.

Services: Funeral from Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson, Wed., April 1, 9:30 a.m. to Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 6956 Smiley at Ivanhoe, for the celebration of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.