Joseph  J Castronovo
Joseph J Castronovo

Service: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Crane Road Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles IL, 60175

Burial Location: Private


Joseph James Castronovo Sr., age 84 , of St. Charles, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born November 17, 1928 in Chicago, Il.

Joseph was a graduate of the University of Illinois. Becoming a Hydraulic Engineer. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Army He became an entrepreneur. In his spare time he enjoyed golf and especially his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Castronovo of St. Charles, IL his son Tom (Cindy) of Geneva, IL, daughter Mary Lisa Vale (Thomas) of St. Charles, and his son Michael (Sharon) of Missouri City, Texas as well as his many grandchildren; Tommy Jr, Lauren, Ryan, Annabeth and Alex Castronovo and Mike, Matt, Danny and Gina Vale. Also his sister, Jennie Castronovo of Schaumburg.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Jr. Also his parents, James and Ella Castronovo and a brother, Jack.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Patrick Crane Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles IL 60175. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to Delnor Cancer Center, Geneva, Il.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


David Jones from St. Charles IL

"I am very sorry about the loss of Mr. C. He was a friend and very generous, kind, and fair man to work for. He will be missed. Mrs. C, you and your family are in my thoughts."

William & Dorothy Podl from Wayne IL

"The world was a better place thanks to Joe. We will all miss his winning smile and always positive attitude. He thought me lessons of life I'll never forget and was my favorite golf partner and coach as well. Our deepest sympathies to Ginny and the entire Castronovo family. May God bless Joe!"

Dan Sergi and Barbara Iversen from Batavia IL

"There are no words to express our sadness. Tom, you have become a good friend. Your father was one of my favorite people, genuine, caring and loving man. I so enjoyed our conversations and his generosity in sharing words of wisdom with me. I always looked forward to running into him at the country club. He will be missed."

Erin McFarlane from College Station TX

"Joe will be greatly missed; such a gentleman! We are keeping your family in our prayers. "

Constantine & Donna Kosarzecki from Inverness IL

"Virginia we are sorry for your loss"

The Hollarbush Family from Oswego IL

"We are very sorry for your loss. It was a great honor to know Mr. Castronovo! Your family is in our prayers."

Anna Kosarzecki Incledon from South Barrington IL

"I'm sorry to hear about your loss. May God's light shine down upon you during this time of mourning."

The Moss Family from St. Charles IL

"We are very sorry for your loss. Your father/ grandfather will be fondly remembered, and we feel blessed to have known such a great man!

With Love,
The Moss Family"





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