Michael Angelo DeCastro, 100, of Berryton, KS, formerly of Frontenac,   KS died at 5:47 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at St. Frances   Hospital in Topeka, KS.

Michael Angelo DeCastro, 100, of Berryton, KS, formerly of Frontenac,   KS died at 5:47 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at St. Frances   Hospital in Topeka, KS.
Mike was born May 3, 1909 in Frontenac, KS to Fortunato and Maria (Baudino) DeCastro. He attended area schools. He later went through   the American School of Correspondence and got his Mechanical Engineering Degree.
On May 9, 1931, in Frontenac, KS, he married Elizabeth “Lisa” Giacobetti. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2003.
Mike and his wife owned and operated the Frontenac Clothing Store from 1947 till 1998. He also worked as a designing engineer at McNally’s Manufacturing for 47 years retiring in 1983. He was a licensed architect designing the Sacred Heart Elementary School in Frontenac and the Frontenac High School Gymnasium and football field.
Mike was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, where he belonged to the Commodore Barry General Assembly Council #0294 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He was an Eagles member and belonged to the Frontenac Lions Club. He was a charter board member of Centennial Life Inc. Co. He served on the Commerce Bank board and on the Frontenac city council in the early 1960’s.
Survivors include his daughters Phyllis Marie DeCastro-Sloan of Topeka, KS; Joyce Volmut of Topeka, KS; Bette Snoddy and her husband Ron of Berryton, KS and Anna Potter of Orangevale, CA; a sister Erma Kahn of Baton Rouge, LA; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Jennie Nolan and Angelina Cannaday, Brother Joe DeCastro, step-grandson and nephew.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, KS with Fr. Bob Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Sunday, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Honor guards by the Commodore Barry General Assembly Council #0294 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. E-mail condolences may be left at our Web site http://www.friskelfuneralhome.com. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Masses. Memorials may be left at or emailed to Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac, KS 66763.