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Phillip Owen Casto (1942-2012)
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Phillip Owen Casto: Born May 1st, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio - Died December 7th, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Phillip Owen Casto...An idealist, being innovative about life and all things presented in this world as we know it.  Born May 1st, 1942 in Briggsdale (Columbus), Ohio and died December 7th, 2012 at home in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 70. Phillip is a 1960 graduate of Franklin Heights High School.  He spent many years in Wisconsin and Ohio before moving to Nevada in 2006.


A self-described "Jack of Most Trades", he left life the same as he lived it, doing his own thing. He was an avid promoter of farming (including camels), a realtor and salesman by birth. Though he beat prostate cancer using his own method of Holistic treatments, his goal to live a much longer life had missed its mark, unexpectedly taken from us while on a personal mission.


He is survived by his current wife Tamika Thomas; former wife and friend Patricia Casto; Brother Melvin L.(Barbara) Casto and his family; Children Robert O. (Stephan) Casto, Rebecca A. Casto-Sidwell, Timothea A. Roman, Xavier F. (Jada) Casto and Jennifer L.(Danny) Casto-Fisher; Grandchildren; Shatia D. Skinner, Chaunce D. Cox, Shanay D. Casto, Xavier D. Casto, Cedric McKenzie, Aysha C. Goodwin-Casto, Alex E. Hayes; including a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a great number of friends.


He was preceded in death by parents Charles O. Casto and Evalyn G. Casto-Lyon (Martindale); First wife Mary K. Casto (Blake); his sisters Kathryn J. Minnard (Larry), Janet M. Harshman (Bill [surviving]), and Agnes E. Casto; his daughter Clarissa A. Casto.

Anyone wishing to send condolences and/or contributions, may contact the family at family@castofamily.com


A private memorial service will follow at a later date.