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Article Published February 13, 2020

Charles Castelli, Sr.

Charles Henry Castelli, Sr., passed away peacefully on Feb. 7. He was 81 years old.

Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan (Plettenberg) Castelli; his daughter Doreen Bickford and her husband Bruce; his son Charles Castelli, Jr., and his wife Sue; his daughter Barbara Brown and her husband Greg; as well as four grandsons and one granddaughter.

Charles was a graduate of Valley Regional High School and Vinal Technical High School. He was the owner of the Chester Lumber Company and Pattaconk Trading Post. He served in the Chester Hose Company for many years and as chief for one year. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

An open house will be held in his honor at the Chester Hose Company, 6 High St., Chester, on Feb. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations in his memory can be made to the Chester Hose Company or the American Kidney Fund at