In Loving Memory of Anthony "Cass"Castelow

Organized by: Friends of Anthony Castelow Family

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THE STORY:

A special announcement from Cass's friend, author Mitch Albom:

I am so sorry to have to tell you that our dear friend and inspiration Anthony "Cass" Castelow died last night (February 22, 2015) from heart issues. As you may have read in my accounts of him in the book "Have A Little Faith" (or the TV movie in which he played himself) Cass was one-of-a-kind, a man who proved you never give up on anybody. His difficult early life of drugs and prison was turned around by the kindness of Pastor Henry Covington and the I Am My Brothers Keeper Church. Henry offered Cass a bed in his home, even when he knew Cass was stealing from him. Ashamed and humbled by such kindness, Cass turned his life around, got clean, and has been an inspiration ever since--and that was nearly 20 years ago. Cass never stopped helping the homeless-- referring to them as "us"--never forgetting what he himself had to endure when he was on the streets. He ran the homeless program at I Am My Brothers Keeper for years, made sure everyone was taken care of, and basked in the glory of helping the least of us. He was kind and kindhearted and gentle and wise beyond his years or education.

And he was the greatest and most loyal friend you could ever ask for.

Recent months saw him battle health issues with the same strength, humor and focus on others that marked his life. His death came very suddenly. He leaves behind a family, a wife and children, and they will need our help - both with immediate funeral needs and future care and educational ones. If you would like to help, please donate to the memorial fund here.  

May God bless and keep Cass, who we pray is smiling and arm in arm with his Lord and with his dear friend Henry Covington. 

Learn more about Cass's story in this video, or read this story

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Donor Comments

Charlotte Bridgeman

Charlotte Bridgeman

With love x 3 years ago

The Hines Family

The Hines Family

Thank you for the inspiration 4 years ago

The Farrell Family

The Farrell Family

He is an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace, Cass. 4 years ago

mommom and pop

mommom and pop

in memory of our son who did lose the drug battle 22 years ago 4 years ago

Memory of George & Margaret Lee

Memory of George & Margaret Lee

In memory of two people who displayed the love, honor and commitment that Mr. Castelow lived. May we all be so blessed 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Cass' life is an inspiration to us all. God bless his family and all the folks he worked so hard to care for. 5 years ago

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Always Keep the Faith 5 years ago

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May there be more like him ! 5 years ago

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5 years ago

Gabriele Spencer

Gabriele Spencer

5 years ago

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