DOVER-FOXCROFT – Martin David Castimore Sr., 60, died peacefully Feb. 12, 2012, surrounded by family at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 4, 1951, in Perth Amboy, N.J., son of David and Dianthia (Thaler) Castimore.
It is said by many that we should "live life to its fullest," which Marty took as his motto for everything he did in his life. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. During his 25 years as a carpenter at Exxon, Marty was a member of Teamsters Union Local 877, serving in multiple official positions through the years including treasurer, secretary and vice president. After retirement in 1999, he moved to Dover-Foxcroft to be closer to his sister, Sandy and family, acquiring his home on Board Eddy Road where he could enjoy two of his passions in life, his guns and the love of the outdoors. He maintained his Catholic background at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, becoming involved with the Knights of Columbus, and earning his fourth degree. He loved his fellow "brothers" and worked extensively with fundraising efforts such as the annual Tootsie Roll Drive, which he chaired. You could often find Marty having lunch at Nor’Easter Restaurant, chatting with friends about his many interests including the New York Giants and NASCAR. You could easily spot Marty coming down the road in his bright, shiny, burgundy Chevy silverado with its stereo blasting the likes of AC-DC, LimpBisket or his new love of Christian music, Hillsong. He will be sadly missed by many, including his church family at Family Worship Center where, as a new Christian, he came to love and trust the Lord through his last days.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; seven children, David and his wife, Lori Sweeney, Michelle and her husband, Jim Wasko, Martin Jr. and his wife, Pamela Castimore, Laura Castimore, Samantha and her husband, Brian Mikus, Carolyn and her husband, Michael Amberg, and Carla Castimore; two stepdaughters, Kristie and Danielle Austin; 16 grandchildren, one stepgranddaughter, one great-granddaughter, four brothers, seven sisters, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his special dog, Brandy Wine.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Family Worship Center at Center Theater, Dover-Foxcroft. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the building fund at Family Worship Center, care of Pastor Jim Colley, 69 Pleasant St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or a charity of choice. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at