Edward J. Casteline


Edward J. Casteline, 65, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on October 15, 2017.  Born in Paterson, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn.  Eddie was a member of IBEW Local 827, AA of Belleville, Antique Telephone Collectors Association, Telephone Pioneers of America and the Matt Talbot Retreat Movement.  The Wizard as he was affectionately known, collected and restored antique phones, fixed computers and collected any and all Wizard of Oz memorabilia.

Prior to retiring in 2003, he was a switchman and network technician with Verizon in Paterson, NJ for over 30 years.

Dear brother of Deborah Carter and late husband Bruce and Elizabeth O’Byrne and husband Thomas.  Loving uncle of Melissa Smith, Katie Hickey, Philip Carter and Kevin and Christopher O’Byrne.  Beloved great uncle of Benjamin and Lauren Smith and Noah and Julian Hickey.  He is also survived by a daughter, Heather Durkin.

The family will receive relatives and friends for memorial visitation on Friday, October 27, 2017, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Fair Lawn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA  02241-7005 would be appreciated.

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Eddie will be greatly missed. He was kind, caring guy. I am so sad to hear that He is gone. But never forgotten, he will always have a spot in my heart. Thank You Eddie for being such a good friend... My deepest condolences to the family
I'll always remember Eddie for his kindness and generosity and as a truly unique human being. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. A former coworker, Maria
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