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09/02/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Castelow

Billy Fry Castelow
(29 Dec 1933 - 29 Aug 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
 Billy Castelow, Class of 1952, brother of the late Jack Castelow, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the age of 83.

From the Daily Press - 09/02/17:

               Billy Fry Castelow



NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Fry Castelow, born on December 29th, 1933, has gone to be with the Lord and rejoin the love of his life, Pat, on August 29. 2017.

Billy is remembered to be a wonderful man, husband, father and friend.

He also had many notable accomplishments in his 83 years in life. Billy graduated from Newport News High School class of 1952 where he excelled as a Basketball athlete, he and his teammates winning 2 state titles. 





He also played at the Newport News Apprentice School and eventually becoming a Head Coach. Billy also Mentored At the Boys Club of NN.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, Norman and Kathleen Castelow; his brother, Jack Castelow; nephews, Dickie Zacharias and Troy Castelow; and grandson, Kyle Rogers.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children, Wayne Castelow, Kathy and Ken Rogers, Billy Castelow, Jr. and Janet, Lynda and Bob Holton, Craig and Kathleena Castelow, and Patricia and Jim Daulton; his grandchildren, Tyler, Trey and Lyndsey Daulton, Ryan Craig Castelow, Whitney Rogers, Jesse Holton, Chad Harris; and niece, Tanya Walsh.

A celebration of Billy's life will be held at Memories Chapel Mausoleum at Peninsula Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 5th at 11:00am. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 2, 2017.
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September 02, 2017

Uncle Bii, you will be missed! I am sure your heavenly family was waiting for you. All my love and sympathy to the family. RIP

~ Jennie Zacharias, Hampton, Virginia

September 02, 2017  

I played for Billy at the Apprentice School for four seasons. He was not only a good coach, he was a wonderful person. I have nothing but fond memories of him and offer my condolences to his family.

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Remembering the times that we played baseball and basketball in Newport News High School. Bucky Winfrey

~ Bucky Winfrey, Wesley Chapel, Florida
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful Dad. May the fond memories you have of him live in your hearts forever.

~ The Krzeski Family

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Billy's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Blest Be the Tie that Binds

Words by John Fawcett (1740-1817), after 1772

Music (Dennis) by Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773  - 26 Dec 1836)

1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" midi courtesy of - 08/29/12
"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" lyrics courtesy of - 08/29/12

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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