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William Martin "Bill" Castner

June 27, 2022


William Martin “Bill” Castner


Bill Castner died on June 27, 2022 in Bethesda, MD, due to a lingering heart condition. Bill was born on

February 5, 1952 in Pittsburgh to the late MM and Robert Castner. He is survived by his children as well

as his ex-wife, nine siblings, and many nieces and nephews. Following graduation from Pittsburgh

Central Catholic High School and St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, Bill lived in the DC area. Bill

also attended graduate school at Columbia University. Bill once reflected that he regretted deciding to

purchase a bike instead of one of the first Apple computers available to the public. But he made amends

for that mistake by becoming an accomplished freelance computer programmer and a Microsoft MVP.

Bill believed that the “magic” in helping others is that he learned more from those interactions than

from formal education. That philosophy aptly captures Bill. Bill will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in a

private service. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Please visit the

Tribute Wall at https://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com/ to share your memories of Bill. In lieu

of flowers the family suggests a donation in Bill’s memory to the Brother Rene Sterner Angels Fund for

the benefit of the Central Catholic Forensics Society at www.centralcatholichs.com/give.


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Private Interment

Calvary Cemetery
718 Hazelwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Brother Rene Sterner Angels Fund for the benefit of the Central Catholic Forensics Society
Web: http://www.centralcatholichs.com/give.

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