DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes

5975 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, OH


Joseph C. Castle

December 25, 1933November 26, 2019

JOSEPH C. CASTLE age 85, died November 26,2019. Beloved husband of the late Elaine T. (nee James), dear father of Denise(David) Chernikoff, Diane (Dan) Bunsey, Donald (deceased) and Pete (Marijo, nee Pratt), Grandfather to Nicole, Courtney,Emily,Joey and Audrey, loving brother to Donald, Raymond, Ann, William and Loretta Brosius (all deceased) and Ruth McKay, Maureen Hodgson and Mary Kapla. Family and friends will be received at The DiCICCO & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS. OH 44124, MONDAY December 2, 2019 from 2-4 pm with a closing prayer service at 4:00pm. Final resting place Calvary Cemetery. Online guest book and condolences www.diciccoandsonsfh.com


  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Prayer Service Monday, December 2, 2019


Joseph C. Castle

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Linda Previte

December 2, 2019

My best goes out to the family my prayers and thoughts go out to all of you in this difficult time. Your Dad was a wonderful godfather, and talented man , caring man, was my Dad's bestfriend and confidant. My memories with all you are the times are two families got together when we were younger the picnics,hanging out together are my fondest and the fun we had together. I am just sad that our lives went in many different directions and we did not see each as much. Life gets in the way I always thought of your Dad many times but just never had the opportunity to get to see him and I do regret that. My heart goes out to all of you Denise, Diane and Pete. All my love to you .

Jim Kerver

December 1, 2019

What fond memories I have of your Dad from when I worked for him all those summers when I was in HS, to his visits when he and my dad Ralph were hanging out and having a few beers and sometimes to many lol you could see they were the best of friends for life one of my best memories was his reassuring words when my father passed. My prayers are with all of you I am sad I can not be there due to a recent surgery

Jim Kerver

Beth Haneline Yatska

December 1, 2019

Many fond memories of Joe as a kid he and my dad were best friends. My siblings and I became friends with his children upon the many visits to his house. We enjoyed going there as he always brought out paint chalks brushes and large sheets of paper for us to create masterpieces. He has done a lot of painting in my home of 28 years some of which is still just as he left it. I will always remember his kind heart. Love and prayers go out to his children and this time of sorrow.

Katy Horba

December 1, 2019

Uncle Joe left such an imprint on my life and in my heart. I have a lifetime of memories to cherish. He always called me “Katy-me-darlin’” and it made my heart smile. His laugh was contagious and he welcomed us with open arms. He will always be in my heart.

gay Strang

December 1, 2019

Dear Pete and family,

Somehow we have lost touch over the years but your father and his beautiful work still remains in our hearts and home. He was such a master and such a good man. We both cherished him.
I am sorry we won't be able to attend the services as we live in the south for the winter. Please know we would have attended if we were there.
It was by total accident I saw the obituary but I am glad I did so I could reconnect with you and send our deepest condolences. I know this is a terrible loss for you all and for everyone who knew him.
Our very best to you
John and Gay Strang

Maureen Hodgson

November 28, 2019

Joe was not the eldest of our siblings but he was to the rest of us because our eldest brother died before we were born. So big brother was gone to the army when I was just a little kid but I remember the day he came home - what excitement! He woke us up and we were so very happy to see him. I remember he wasn’t home long when he got a job on the ore boats on the Great Lakes during the summers and he was gone again for long periods of time. But when he was home in the winter he would draw and paint; Joe had a lot of talent. He guided me (or maybe it was ‘pushed’) into taking classes ar Cooper School of Art where he taught. I was a teenager and wanted to do other things with my time but today I am glad I took those classes and got to spend one-on-one time with Joe. He was a great son, brother, husband, father and friend and I am going to miss him.