In memory of
Katherine Feldman Castor
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In memory of
Katherine Feldman Castor
Katherine "Kitsie" Feldman Castor SANDY RIDGE, N.C. - Fairport/Perinton native Katherine "Kitsie" Feldman Castor, a longtime childcare provider and lifelong naturalist, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, after a brief illness, at her home in northern Stokes County, N.C. She was 68. Katherine, one of six siblings who grew up in the Crystal Springs neighborhood off Jefferson Avenue, married another Fairport native, Stephen W. Castor, in 1969. They lived for 30 years at the west end of Roselawn Avenue in Fairport village. Her residence was a second home for a generation of Fairport children who were raised in a nurturing village daycare environment. "I always believed that I should give my life in care for the children of Fairport residents," her son Craig recalled his mom saying. "Our neighborhood had many young children whose parents worked. I was fortunate to be an at-home mom with enough room and a nice yard to care for them." She and her husband, a seventh generation Fairporter, graduated from Fairport High School in 1968. Their son, Stephen Craig Castor, 49, is a 1988 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School. Their adopted foster child, Gennifer Cuddy Castor, 27, lives in Greensboro, N.C. Job-related moves in the Caterpillar heavy equipment business for Mrs. Castor's husband transferred them from Fairport to Cumming, Ga., a suburban of Atlanta in 1998; to Constantia, Onondaga County, N.Y., in 2000; to Stafford Springs, Conn., in 2001; and five years ago to the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. Especially devoted to birding, gardening and fishing, Mrs. Castor had spent summers since the late 1970s at their vacation home, built by her husband and family, on Rusho Bay, Grindstone Island, across the St. Lawrence River from Clayton, N.Y., in the Thousand Islands. She maintained an active life list of birds, numbering in the hundreds and became friends to many families who have lived on Grindstone Island for generations. Her closest companions beyond her family were her three Havanese dogs, Willow, Misty and Lily, who traveled with them to the islands and beyond. Mrs. Castor supported The Grindstone Island Research and Heritage Center, The Thousand Islands Land Trust, Save The River and several animal rescue groups. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate lady who loved animals, laughed often, gave of herself endlessly and cherished her family. Mrs. Castor's sisters and brothers are Linda Feldman Locke of Sarasota, Fla., the late Jeffrey Feldman of Eugene, Ore., Nicholas Feldman of Denver, Colo., the late Holly Feldman Mead of Richmond, Va., and Tracy Feldman Johnson of Manassas, Va. Their parents were Samuel and Katherine Eileen Feldman and stepmother, Erna Prietz Thompson Feldman. She is also survived by one grandson, River Caleb Castor (father Craig) and 11 nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent to Noah's Ark Wildlife Center Inc., PO Box 136, Sandy Ridge, NC 27046, www.noahsarkwildlife.org ; and Grindstone Island Research & Heritage Center, www.grindstoneisland.org/history; or GIRHC, PO Box 95, Clayton, NY 13624.
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In memory of
Katherine Feldman Castor
Katherine "Kitsie" Feldman Castor SANDY RIDGE, N.C. - Fairport/Perinton native Katherine "Kitsie" Feldman Castor, a longtime childcare provider and lifelong naturalist, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, after a brief illness, at her home in northern Stokes County, N.C. She was 68. Katherine, one of six siblings who grew up in the Crystal Springs neighborhood off Jefferson Avenue, married another Fairport native, Stephen W. Castor, in 1969. They lived for 30 years at the west end of Roselawn Avenue in Fairport village. Her residence was a second home for a generation of Fairport children who were raised in a nurturing village daycare environment. "I always believed that I should give my life in care for the children of Fairport residents," her son Craig recalled his mom saying. "Our neighborhood had many young children whose parents worked. I was fortunate to be an at-home mom with enough room and a nice yard to care for them." She and her husband, a seventh generation Fairporter, graduated from Fairport High School in 1968. Their son, Stephen Craig Castor, 49, is a 1988 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School. Their adopted foster child, Gennifer Cuddy Castor, 27, lives in Greensboro, N.C. Job-related moves in the Caterpillar heavy equipment business for Mrs. Castor's husband transferred them from Fairport to Cumming, Ga., a suburban of Atlanta in 1998; to Constantia, Onondaga County, N.Y., in 2000; to Stafford Springs, Conn., in 2001; and five years ago to the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. Especially devoted to birding, gardening and fishing, Mrs. Castor had spent summers since the late 1970s at their vacation home, built by her husband and family, on Rusho Bay, Grindstone Island, across the St. Lawrence River from Clayton, N.Y., in the Thousand Islands. She maintained an active life list of birds, numbering in the hundreds and became friends to many families who have lived on Grindstone Island for generations. Her closest companions beyond her family were her three Havanese dogs, Willow, Misty and Lily, who traveled with them to the islands and beyond. Mrs. Castor supported The Grindstone Island Research and Heritage Center, The Thousand Islands Land Trust, Save The River and several animal rescue groups. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate lady who loved animals, laughed often, gave of herself endlessly and cherished her family. Mrs. Castor's sisters and brothers are Linda Feldman Locke of Sarasota, Fla., the late Jeffrey Feldman of Eugene, Ore., Nicholas Feldman of Denver, Colo., the late Holly Feldman Mead of Richmond, Va., and Tracy Feldman Johnson of Manassas, Va. Their parents were Samuel and Katherine Eileen Feldman and stepmother, Erna Prietz Thompson Feldman. She is also survived by one grandson, River Caleb Castor (father Craig) and 11 nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent to Noah's Ark Wildlife Center Inc., PO Box 136, Sandy Ridge, NC 27046, www.noahsarkwildlife.org ; and Grindstone Island Research & Heritage Center, www.grindstoneisland.org/history; or GIRHC, PO Box 95, Clayton, NY 13624.
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