January 25, 1928 - March 25, 2014
Paul passed away on March 25, 2014 in the comfort of his home in Kingwood, TX. He was born on January 25, 1928 in Key West Florida and grew up in Miami where he met his wife Sue. They were married on February 4, 1949 and remained married for 65 years. In 1954 he moved with Sue and two kids, Michael and Cathy to Medicine Lodge, KS where his second daughter, Jana was born.
In his early years Paul was an outstanding athlete and played semi-professional baseball. He also competed for the world championship in Jai Alai and was a golden gloves boxer.
Paul is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Sue), his son Michael Castello, Wichita, KS and two daughters, Cathy Arman and Jana Castello both of Kingwood, TX. He also has two son-in-laws, Larry Arman and Michael Schmidt of Kingwood, TX and a daughter-in-law, Barbee Castello. He also has eight grandchildren, Sarah Castello and Levi Leveridge of Berkeley, CA, Bryan Castello and Irena Castello of Seattle, WA, Raquel Arman of Long Beach, CA, Scott Davis of Topeka, KS, Sam Davis of Ridgefield, WA, Seth Davis of Emporia, KS, Megan, Schmidt of Frisco, TX, and Shannon Schmidt of Houston, TX. He has ten great grandchildren, Alexis Blankenship, Beau Blankenship, Joel Moriera of Long Beach, CA, Drue, Cooper & Delaney Davis of Emporia, Maycee and Malloree Davis of Emporia, KS and Ashlynn and Colby Davis of Ridgefield, WA. He also had two brothers, Bob and George, and one sister, Lillian who pre-deceased Paul.
He loved golf and played in numerous tournaments. Paul carried a single digit handicap until his late 60’s. He was in the oil & gas business in his early career and switched careers to maritime insurance adjusting in his later years up to his retirement at age 79.
He enjoyed traveling with Sue and they saw much of the world over their lifetime. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
In Lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the American Heart Association, Kidney Foundation or SPCA.
Funeral: A funeral service was held on 2014-03-30 at Darst Funeral Home.
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