Michael Castor Plating business owner


A Mass of Christian burial for Michael Castor, who owned a metal plating business, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Lynch and North Boundary roads in Dundalk.

Mr. Castor, who was 67, died Monday of cancer at his home on Kirtley Road.

Since 1972, he owned the Eastern Plating Co., which specialized in anodizing aluminum, applying a hard coating in a process developed by the Martin Marietta Corp.

For four years before that, he owned Mike's Electroplating, a more general plating company. Earlier, he worked for Allied Metal Finishing Inc. and for the Standard Plating Co.

A native of Bristol, Pa., he came to Baltimore while serving in the Army during World War II and met his future wife, Sarah P. Gagliano, at a USO dance.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was fond of playing blackjack in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Castor is survived by two daughters, Mary Joanne Castor of Baltimore and Jane S. Perkey of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Michael W. and Joseph N. Castor, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Carmella Castor, Elizabeth Gerlach and Viola Dilissio, all of Bristol; a brother, Joseph Castor of Bristol; and two grandchildren.

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