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Official Obituary of

JoAnn Castor

October 27, 1932 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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JoAnn Castor Obituary

JoAnn Castor, a beacon of kindness and affection, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home in Modjeska Canyon, California, on February 22, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 27, 1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, JoAnn's warm spirit and friendly demeanor were evident from her early years, which she spent in California after her family relocated there. JoAnn blossomed into a compassionate individual, graduating from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, where she met the love of her life, Ralph L. Castor, Sr.

JoAnn and Ralph's love story was one for the ages, beginning with their high school romance that led to a lifelong partnership. They married on March 17, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and their union was a testament to enduring love, celebrated over 53 years until Ralph's passing in 2004. JoAnn was a devoted wife and mother, creating a loving home for their children in Lakewood, Brea, and eventually settling in the serene Modjeska Canyon.

As a homemaker, JoAnn embraced the role of "domestic engineer" with pride and joy, dedicating her life to the well-being of her family. She was the heart of the home, raising three children, Ralph Castor, Jr., Kathy Castor and Karen Castor, who brought her immense joy and pride. JoAnn's legacy continued through her three cherished grandchildren, Daniel Gregg, Tara May and her husband Sean Flanagan, and Ryan Castor, who will remember her for her unwavering love and the gentle wisdom she imparted.

JoAnn's interests and community involvement were a reflection of her vibrant personality and her passion for engaging with others. For several years, she shared her melodious voice as part of a choral group, bringing comfort and joy to patients in nursing homes. Her love for history and community shone through her volunteer work as a docent for Madam Modjeska's home, where she delighted in giving tours and sharing the stories of Modjeska's past with visitors.

Known for her exceptional friendliness, JoAnn could strike up a conversation with anyone, spreading warmth and building connections wherever she went. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, such as watching her favorite TV shows late into the evening and indulging in the luxury of sleeping in, content in the tranquility of her home.

JoAnn Castor will be remembered as the epitome of kindness, love, and friendliness. Her gentle presence enriched the lives of all who knew her, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and a family that adores her. JoAnn's unwavering support and endearing nature will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to inspire those fortunate enough to have been touched by her grace.

As we bid farewell to JoAnn, we celebrate a life well-lived, marked by love, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to family and community. Her memory will forever be cherished, and her influence will continue to be felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her. JoAnn Castor's journey through life was one of joy, service, and an unassuming strength that will continue to guide us through our own paths.


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Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

10:00 AM
Ferrara Colonial Mortuary (Hewes Street)

Graveside Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 Santiago Canyon Rd.,
Orange, CA 92869


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