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Alfred H. Castillon Sr.

November 23, 1923 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 95)
Alfred Henry “Buster” Castillon Sr. 95, born in New
Orleans and resident of Slidell, passed away peacefully
on the morning of June 12, 2019 after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67
years, Mary Rose Sunseri Castillon, parents Louis Felix
Castillon and Valentine Elizabeth Pedebidou, and sister,
Louise Florence Stephens (the late Ernest). He is
survived by his daughter Mikelle C. Fern ( Christian ),
son, Alfred H.”Al” Castillon, Jr (Earline “SuSu”) and he
was lovingly called Papa by his grandchildren, Kimberly
E. Fern ( Eric Englert), Christian P. Fern II, Nicole C.
Mayers ( Wayne), Angelle C. Ellenberger ( Jeremy) and
Alfred H. “Calcy” Castillon, III, his eleven great-grand
children and six great-great-grand children. He was a
devoted husband, loving father and grandfather
extremely interested in knowing what everyone was
doing. PaPa’s greatest joy was in treating everyone to
dinner and was always happy for a visit especially from
the little ones and always curious to know about their
work and activities. He always loved dogs especially his
last pal Bandit.
During WWII he was a welder at Higgins helping
produce the famous Higgins landing craft for our troops.
After the war he joined the family business in New
Orleans, Cast Super Market on the corner of Benefit and
Broad St. In 1969 he opened Cast Food Mart on
Williams Blvd. in Kenner, where he worked with his wife
until retirement.
Papa was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all
his family and friends. He lived a long and happy life,
admired by all for his honesty, loyalty and loving spirit.
The family would especially like to thank the staff of
Summerfield Assisted Living for their kindness and
caring this past year.
Visitation will be Monday , June 17, 2019 at Jacob
Schoen and Son Funeral Home in New Orleans
beginning at 10:30am with a Mass of Christian burial to follow
at 12:15pm. The interment will follow at Metairie
Cemetery. For those of you who wish, donations to St.
Jude Children’s Hospital in Buster’s name will be
appreciated.
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