Thomas E. Castle
Thomas E. Castle
  • March 25, 1948 - September 29, 2016
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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THOMAS E. CASTLE, 68, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital after a long battle with Myasthenia Gravis. Born March 25, 1948, he was the son of Hazel and William Castle. He married his wife Cappy on Aug. 9, 1974. They welcomed their daughter Katie in 1980. Tom was a graduate of North Side High School. He served our country in Vietnam and upon his heroic return, began serving our city with the Fort Wayne Fire Department. He retired in 1995.

After his retirement, he drove motor coach and worked for Bailey Trucking. He was an active parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, a supporter of Bishop Luers High School, a lover of music, and an avid outdoorsman. Tom was a proud member of the 4th Degree of Knights of Columbus and the 20 year club of F.W.F.D. Tom will be missed by many whose lives he touched in one way or another.

Those missing him most include his loving wife, Cappy; daughter, Katie; sister, Elaine (Gary) Skorman of Orlando, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends, Craig and Diana Bartscht.

Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with visitation from 10 to 11a.m. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.

Memorials to Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, Inc., 226 West Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN. 46802 or Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.