Robert S. “Sarge” Castle

Robert S. “Sarge” Castle - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – Passed away peacefully on June 9, 2022 at the age of 74.   He is survived by Linda (Ward) Castle, his loving wife and travel partner of 54 years; their children Daniel (Jennifer) Castle, and Sandra (Gerald) Rhoads; grandchildren Keegan and MacKenna Rhoads of Rochester, NY;  siblings: William (Sally) Castle, Springboro, OH, Francis Castle, Rochester, NY, Richard (Karen) Castle, Linda (Douglas) DuBois, both of Sodus, NY, James (Tracy) Castle, Palmyra, NY, Bonnie (Robert) Raplee, Bloomfield, NY; mother-in-law Barbara Ward, St Albans, VT; sister-in-law Lori (Bryan) Derry, Sheldon, VT; several nieces and nephews;  life-long friends Leonard Babcock of Beltsville, MD; Günther and Ursula Gottschall of Nussloch, Germany and Richard LaFave, Caledonia, NY.

Robert is predeceased by his parents, Albert J Castle and Ruth (Lacey) Castle; brothers Fred Castle and Thomas Castle and their wives Freda and Cheryl, respectively and father-in-law Alvin Ward.

Robert, one of nine children, was born in Lowville, NY.  After completing secondary schooling, he graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School (LACS). He went on to graduate from Canton ATC with an Associate’s Degree in Food Service.  He then entered the US Army’s Quartermaster Corps training as a Cook (94B).  Robert spent the majority of his active duty service at Patton Barracks, Heidelberg-Kirchheim, Germany, serving honorably from September 1966 to August 1969.  Upon separation from the Army, he enrolled in the Hotel and Hospitality Management Program at Oklahoma State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree.  After which he returned to military service by entering the US Army Reserves, retiring in November 1994.  Along with the Army Reserves, he held Assistant Manager positions within the food service industry until he became a full-time letter carrier for the US Postal Service. Robert provided letter carrier duties for the town of East Rochester, NY, retiring after 25 years.

Robert served his local neighborhood through the upkeep of several street planters and a small community garden in the Browncroft area.  He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 216, was a member of East Rochester, NY American Legion, and was an avid Bill’s supporter.  He was a zealous traveler and with his loyal partner Linda, visited all 50 US States, many US national parks, most of the Western European countries, England, Scotland, Iceland and many, many trips to Germany to visit friends.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Hildebrandt, for their loving and compassionate care.  The family has requested that donations in lieu of flowers, be made to one of the following organizations:

Elizabeth G. & Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center

Select:  RRH-Hospice Care, Hildebrandt



1900 S. Clinton Ave

Rochester, NY 14618

Robert S. “Sarge” Castle - Rochester Cremation

6 Condolences

  1. Günther and Ursula Gottschall, Steffen and Marco with familes. Nussloch, Germany on June 14, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Sad to have to say Goodbye to our beloved friend of 54 years, Robert.

  2. Bob and Jean Shea on June 14, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    To Roberts’s family and especially sorry for your loss. Will miss you guys coming by in our neighborhood. Bob always had a smile for us! We will miss him!

    Bob and Jean Shea

  3. gary l schroeder on June 16, 2022 at 12:52 am

    What a wonderful person Sarge was. I had the pleasure of working with Sarge at the ERPO for many years, before we both retired. We were also both members of the East Rochester American Legion Post 1917.
    To Sarge’s family, Jeanne and I are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all, you are in our prayers.

    Gary and Jeanne Schroeder

  4. Kevin and Debbie Cole on June 16, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Our neighborhood friend will definitely be missed. Bob was always smiling and more than willing to have conversations while walking with Linda and their adorable basset hounds. When we see the pretty planters on the corners, we think of all the time Bob spent caring for them. Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss

  5. Mary Spring on June 16, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Bob (Sarge)was a joy to work with at the ERPO, he loved his customers, going out his way to serve them. He walked in everyday with a smile and a new theory about something . How wonderful Bib and Linda went to so many places, giving memories to cherish for a lifetime. My prayers and thoughts are with you Linda, Dan, Sandy and all your family . Looks like heaven will be served strawberry shortcake on July 1st❤️

  6. Floria Hunter on June 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    To The Castle Family,
    Sorry for your loss of Robert.
    He will truly be missed in the neighborhood.
    May God continue to wrap your family in his loving arm.

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