Cherril Wayne “Cass” Castle passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at home with family by his side in Geneva, NY.  He was born on February 21, 1932 in Jamestown NY to the late Lyle and Georgia (Atwood) Castle. He was pre-deceased by his brother Raymond Lyle Castle (WWII).

His greatest joy was his family.  Cass will be remembered by his loving wife of 71 years, Marilyn Carlson Castle, his children Sharon Kjar (Roger), Jeffrey Castle (Ysabell Navarro), and Jody Burgess (Donald).  His loving family also included grandsons Peter Cannan, Tim Cannan (Lisa), and Jeremiah Burgess; Great Grandchildren Jamie Cannan (Julia Aldana), Jordan Cannan (Ashley), Juliet Cannan, and Great-Great Granddaughter Laura Jo Cannan-Aldona, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Cass (as he preferred to be called) graduated from Jamestown, NY High School and was proud to be on their 1950 undefeated football team.  He also enjoyed Scuba diving, playing golf and handball, and was a devoted Cleveland Browns fan.

Working in retail, he also taught Scuba Diving / Swimming at the Jamestown Community College and YMCA in Jamestown and Norfolk, VA  for over ­­­30  years, and Officiating high school swim meets for over 25 years.

Cass acted in Little Theater productions in Jamestown for over 50 years, and enjoyed going to many musicals and plays through the years. One of his greatest passions was Genealogy, having gone went back over 10 generations. He was also a prolific writer, having written many personal and fictitious stories and an as yet unpublished fantasy novel “The Snow Pony”. Over the years he had numerous pets that he loved to spoil. He embraced technology with the earliest computers, and was active in church, working the soundboard for many years.  Cass was also a member of the Accapella Choir in Jamestown for many years.

Cass especially loved Christmas and celebrating birthdays with family. He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle, and caring father, husband, grandfather and friend.

A Celebration of Life in his honor will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 1:00pm at The Presbyterian Church, 2 Park Place, Geneva, NY, and all are invited. A reception will follow, to allow his family and friends to share memories, gather and reflect on Cass’s life and find solace in each other’s company.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations sent to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-emption Road, Geneva, New York, 14456. We thank Dr. Khodjaev and the nurses and aides at RGH,  the Ontario Yates Hospice and the Jarmusz-Cotton Funeral Home in Victor, and Pastor Colin Pritchard for the service and comfort they have provided, guiding us through this difficult time.