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A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon today in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport, for John A. "Jack" Castle, a retired partner in the former Castle's Citizens Dairy in Lockport. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport.

Castle, 72, of Ontario Street, died Thursday (Oct. 17, 1996) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston.

He was a native of Lockport and a longtime resident there. He moved to Wilson following his retirement and enjoyed living in a home along Lake Ontario.

Castle served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

His dairy and ice cream parlor, complete with a soda fountain and bar, was a staple at East Avenue and Charles Street in Lockport for many years, a place where many young people would meet friends in the days before shopping malls and fast food restaurants. The dairy also delivered milk and milk products to homes in the area. Castle and his business were retired in the early 1970s.

Castle is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Kreuzer; a son, Timothy A. of Auburn; a brother, Dr. William E. of Lockport; a sister, Mary Margaret Timkey of Ellicottville; and two grandchildren.

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