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Dante S. deCastro Dies at 98

Dante de Castro

Dante S. deCastro, 98, was born on Antigua on July 2, 1925, to parents Alice Matthew-Gordon and Dalton deCastro.  Dante was affectionately known to family and close friends as “Uncle Dante.” Dante transitioned into eternal peace on April 30 in South Carolina with family and friends by his bedside.

Dante had a successful career in banking and voluntarily served many organizations in his church and community.

He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, his mother and father.

Dante had a successful career in banking and voluntarily served many organizations in his church and community.

Mr. deCastro is survived by his wife, Janet DeWindt- deCastro; daughter, Bernice Denbow; granddaughters: Bernice Arnold (Gregg) and Michelle Pitts (Buddy); great-grandsons: Andre and James; great-granddaughters: Bria and Christina; stepdaughter, Carolyn Washington (Terrence); and stepsons: Danny Crawford (Annette) and David Crawford (Temeka).

He is also survived by step-grandsons: Steven Lowe (Linda) and Russell Lowe (Deborah); nieces: Eileen Donovan, Margaret Almyra Penn, Miriam Isola Marine, Joyce deCastro, Janet de Castro-Strain, Carol deCastro- Henry and Synthia de Castro; nephew, Edward deCastro and Alli Dante Dottin; and brothers-in-law: Roy DeWindt, Earl DeWindt and Franklin DeWindt (deceased).

Other survivors include sisters-in-law: Vivian and Jestina DeWindt; special cousins: Norma and John Giminez, Myra Arlene Edwards, Albert Edwards, Rev. Dr. Gordon A.R. Edwards, Huburn Edwards, Peggy Pickering and Rose Christian; as well as a host of family members and friends too numerous to mention.

The celebration of life service for Dante S. deCastro will take place on Friday, May 24, at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. the viewing will be from 9-10 a.m. and the funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Western Cemetery No. 1. Arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

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