Ray W. Castor, 71, Adams

ADAMS, NY —  Ray W. Castor, 71, Adams, NY, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at his home.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Piddock Funeral Home, Inc., Adams. Calling hours will precede the funeral beginning at 1:00 p.m.

On behalf of the family, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Born July 30, 1948, in Rodman, a son of Edwin and Leola (Cross) Castor, he attended schools in Rodman and Adams Center High School.

He married Betty Reff of Clayton in 1969. Betty died in 1988.

Ray worked on the Claude Williams farm and later began working for himself as a carpenter and mason. He retired in 2018 due to ill health.

Surviving are two sons, Scott (Michelle) Castor, Adams Center, and James (Amanda) Castor, Sandy Creek; a daughter, Melissa (Walter) Wiseman, Sandy Creek; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; two brothers Edward and Lee Castor; three sisters, Emma McNamara, Icalene Fitzgerald, Lucinda Russell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip and Albert Castor; and four sisters Frances Perry, Marjorie Perotta, Eleanor Maitland and Sylvia Pulis.

Donations in his memory may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 128, Adams, NY 13605.

Condolences may be made at www.piddockfuneralhome.com