Suzanne W. Castle

June 1, 2020


Suzanne W Castle passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born Suzanne Watkin on February 9, 1932 in Buffalo, New York. Suzanne was raised in north Buffalo where she met William B Castle while attending Bennett High School and the University Presbyterian Church. They were married on October 9, 1954 and lived in the Town of Tonawanda and Williamsville. Sue is survived by two sons David (Lorrie) Castle of Houston, TX and Daniel (Katherine) Castle of East Aurora, NY. She held a special place in her heart for her 2 Granddaughters Elizabeth (Chris) Mangiafico (Rockville, MD) and Margaret (Tim) Keyser (Fairport, NY) and her Great Granddaughter, Millie. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years William "Bill" Castle, her parents Wesley and Jeanette Watkin and her sister, Jeanne (Anton) Lester of Tyler, TX.

Sue was an active member of University Presbyterian Church in Buffalo since High School, served as an ordained Ruling Elder and on multiple committees throughout her life, including coordinating the church's 75th anniversary celebration in 1996. She also was involved with the Presbytery of Western New York where she was the Editor of the monthly Spirit newsletter for a number of years and served as the Presbytery's liaison to the Pastor Nomination Committees for several Presbyterian Churches in the Buffalo area. In her younger adult days she was involved with the Ken-Ton Jayncees, a sister organization to the Jaycees.

She was artistically inclined being an accomplished painter and artist with paintings in private art collections across the United States. She avidly enjoyed crafting, reading, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, cheering for the Bills and Sabres and treasured nature. Sue loved Buffalo and Western New York and was always excited to be one of the best tour guides around for visiting friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Sue's memory to the Beechwood/Blocher Foundation (, the University Presbyterian Church of Buffalo Memorial Fund (, or to a local charity of your choice that supports COVID-19 relief efforts.

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