Howard J. “Brub” Casto, 71 of Orange, passed away, Sunday, April 6, due to complications of surgery.

A family service will be held at the scattering of his ashes, as he requested. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held from 1:00 p.m.,  until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at his residence, 14075 F.M. 1442, in Orange.

Howard J “Brub” Casto was born in Ripley, WV on March 4, 1943 to Howard and Mildred Casto.  He served in the United States Army in Germany. Howard worked in the excavation industry throughout his life. He loved animals, and could never turn away a stray. Howard drove his own stock-cars for many years, and loved NASCAR racing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his lovely wives, Judith Berry Casto, and Carolyn Cook Casto, and two brothers, Gregory and Brian Casto.

He is survived by sisters, Melissa Legg of Clermont, Fla, Renae Casto of Akron, Oh, Sandra Brown and Pamela Bojo of Tuscaloosa Al, Carolyn Nicholas of Orrville, Oh, Beverly Hardman of Bowling Green, Oh; brothers, Brent Casto of Navarre Oh, and Aaron Casto of Columbus Oh; girlfriend, Carol Kantosky; and all the beloved dogs and cats he took care of.