George Edwin Castle, 87, of East Windsor, beloved husband of Helen (Taylor) Castle, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 03, 2013, at Parkway Pavilion in Enfield. He was born on December 27, 1925, in East Granby, son of the late Howard and Hattie (Goddard) Castle. George grew up in East Granby and went on to serve our country during WWII as a Private with the U.S. Army. He served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign and was wounded in battle in Germany. He received the Purple Heart, Campaign Ribbon with one Battle Star and a Good Conduct Medal. Upon returning home from the service he settled in East Windsor, where he and Helen built their own home and raised their family. He was a hard-working carpenter and glazier for most of his career, employed by PPG Industries. His love of woodworking was evidenced by the toys and furniture he so carefully crafted for his family. George was a member and former Deacon at the First Congregational Church in East Windsor. A kind, caring and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend he will be greatly missed by all. Along with his wife Helen of over 67 years, he leaves his children, Pat Davis and her husband Rob of East Hartland, Janice Greer and her partner Gregg Pellicer of South Daytona, FL, Don Castle and his wife Carol of Enfield and Lois Pinkham of Windsor and her former husband, Howard Pinkham of Simsbury; sisters, Mary Little and her husband James, Shirley Messenger and Ethel Flagg; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hill and a brother-in-law, Charles Taylor and his wife Eleanor; grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Davis, Daniel Sayadoff III, Erica Hudgens, Stephanie Berry, Orion Pinkham and Meagan Salahu-Din; and great grandchildren, Connor and Koby Davis, Ruthy, William, Clara and Teddy Davis, Brianna and Daniel Sayadoff IV, Darius Berry and Kinah-Taylor and Elena Salahu-Din. He was predeceased by his six brothers, Ernest, Herbert, James, Robert, Basil Castle and Harry LeClaire, and his sister, Louise Waite. His family would like to send a special thank you to his special and loving caregiver, Heidi Flowers. His family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 a.m., at the funeral home; burial with Military Honors will follow in Granby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church, 124 Scantic Rd., East Windsor, CT 06088 and or East Windsor Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 188, East Windsor, CT 06088. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.