Carlos “John” Casto, age 77, passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at his home in Yukon, Oklahoma, after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Canton, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Audrey (Conner) Casto.
A graduate of Doylestown High School, Doylestown, Ohio, he was then drafted into the United States Army, stationed in Korea. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he worked various jobs, ultimately driving a semi-truck delivering gas and pulling a flatbed, a job he had dreamed of as a little boy! He loved his job and his trucks, for which he received many awards from his employers. He was employed by Yellow Freight in Cleveland, Ohio, and then transferred to Oklahoma City in 1991. He was also employed by BLT Tanks of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. His career as a true professional truck driver continued for 54 years before retiring.
John married Judith “Judy” on Sept. 17, 1994, sharing 28 years of marriage.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Casto; brothers-in-law, Don Lane and Jack Carver; and grandparents.
John is survived by his wife, Judith “Judy” Casto of the home; brothers, Don Casto of Fyffe, Alabama, and Joey (Francie) Casto of Marshallville, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Lane of Coshocton, Ohio, and Arlene Carver of Doylestown, Ohio; children, Andrew (Teresa) Casto of Idaho Springs, Colorado, and Julie (Josh) Rodriquez of Yukon, Oklahoma; stepchildren, Kelly (Rick) Brozak of Pittsboro, Indiana, and Robin Reardon (Wes Tezorski) of Oroville, Washington; grandchildren, Jeffrey Casto, Hannah, Cody, EmmaLee and Jacob Rodriquez, James Pitts, and Braden, Camden, Lyndon and Adisyn Brozak; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Elara Caring Hospice Foundation at http://www.elarahospicefoundation.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at http://www.stjude.org.
John’s life will be celebrated at a later date. Please refer to the funeral home website for updates.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.