CASTEEL, Max M., 87, of Adena, Ohio, passed Monday, June 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born December 18, 1925, a son of the late Earl and Elsie Vermillio Casteel.

Max worked as a contractor and coal miner, and a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII, where he was stationed at Milne Bay in New Guinea serving roles as gunner and Pilot of a PT Boat.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Emma “Betty” Casteel on January 9, 2013; and an infant brother, Robert Casteel.

Max is survived by a son, Keith Casteel of Adena; daughters, Carol (Jerry) Laposki of Pleasant Grove, Ohio, Karen (Joe) Zavatsky of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Carla (Greg) Hall of Hilliard, Ohio; a brother, James Casteel of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; 10 grand children and 11 great- grandchildren.

Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio, where services will be held Friday June 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. James Hoff, officiating.

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

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