Elva Eugene “Gene” Castle

September 10, 1945 ‒ October 18, 2015

Edison, Ohio

Elva Eugene “Gene” Castle, age 70, of Edison, passed away Sunday morning, October 18, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On September 10, 1945, Gene was born in Urbana, OH, the son of the late Elva Castle and Vertie (Clifton) Music Castle.

A Vietnam Veteran, Gene proudly served his country in the United States Marines.

Over the years Gene worked for General Electric and the Village of Edison Street Dept. He served as the Fire Chief for the Village of Edison Volunteer Fire Department until 2003. He was also one of the founding members of the Moose Lodge in Morrow County and enjoyed old cars.

Gene is survived by two sons: Dave Whitt and Chet (Kelli) Shuster; two daughters, Carla (Art) Thompson and Angie Roberts; grandchildren: Cassy, Caitlyn, and seven other grandchildren; six brothers: Steve (Lula), Chris (Kelly), Paul, Mike, Steve, and Keith Castle; two sisters: Wanda (Sonny) McClasky, Sue Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95 W., Edison, OH 43320, with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Active Duty U.S. Marines, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87.

Memorial contributions may be made to Snyder Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Gene’s family, and your condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • You will be forever missed uncle Gene. I want to express my sincere condolences to all the family and friends. Oxox

  • U will be forever missed uncle gene! I love u so much. I wish I could’ve saw u before ur pass. I really miss u & love u so much. Without u I’m really not my self! I love u.

  • I will forever be thankful fir all if the services Gene provided to the ciyntry and those around him. Gone but never forgotten. Simper Fi ! Marine. Everyone is foremost in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I will miss my dad dearly! I would like to thank his family at the am vets. There wasn’t I time when I talked to him that he didn’t mention the amvets . He loved being there it was his home! Thank you!

  • So sorry for your loss, My thoughts Love and prayers are with your family Steve and Lula as this is never easy but Gene is home and will never be in pain again .If we can do anything you know where we are down the road just holler. Love You All Barbara Ann

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Gene touched many lives. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your whole family. God bless you all. He will be missed.

  • Paul and family,

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Gene was a wonderful friend and he will be dearly missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. Geno was a good guy. We are happy to have been able to call him a friend.

  • My deepest condolences to the castle family
    I first met Gene and his family when my family moved to Edison when I was 13
    He was always so kind to me and everyone around he will be sadly missed

  • So sorry to hear the news of Genes passing. I had the privilege of working with him for the better of Morrow County when he was Edison Fire Chief and I was 911 Supervisor. He was a caring man and wanted the best for his community and county. Morrow County lost another great one! Praying for your family at this time.