Castle, Paul Ray
Castle, Paul Ray
November 10, 1938 - May 15, 2004
Moline, IL.

: 10:00 a.m. May 20, 2004 at New Hope Baptist Church, Coal Valley,IL.
Visitation: 4:00-8:00 p.m. May 19, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave. Moline, IL.
Paul Ray Castle, 65 of Rock Island died Saturday, May 15, 2004 at Trinity Medical Center, Moline. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004 at New Hope Baptist Church, Coal Valley. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601 -38th Ave. Moline, IL. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, Coal Valley or the Popular Astronomy Club of Rock Island. Paul was born November 10, 1938 in Moline ,IL. the son of Ross Ray and Elsie Lavina Barger Castle. He married Marrietta Walden on March 16, 1962 in East Moline, IL. Paul was employed as a Technical Illustrator for Deere and Co. for 28 years, retiring on June 30, 1992. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam Era from 1961-1965, serving a year in Pakistan. He was an avid amateur astronomer and served as president of the Popular Astronomy Club for over 20 years. He was an officer of the North Central Region of the Astronomical League. He was a creator and author of books and observing guides on double stars and planets published through the Planetary Club. Paul brought his passion for astronomy to the general public through PACMO (Popular Astronomy Club Mobile Observatory.) Paul was an active member and deacon of the New Hope Baptist Church in Coal Valley, where he also served as librarian. He was a founding member of the Midwest Corvette Club. Paul created artwork and logos for companies and individuals after retiring. He enjoyed pursuing and investigating family histories and genealogy. He loved amateur photography and science fiction. SURVIVORS Wife Marrietta Rock Island Daughters Terrina Marie (Ned)Gosa Rock Island Selena Rae Castle Walker, MN. Granddaughter Chloe Marie Castle Gosa He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lanny Ross.

"Astronomy Lover, Castle Was The Real Star"


Astronomical League President Bob Gent