Janet Mae Hoff Castilow

March 31, 1938 - November 7, 2023

03/31/1938 - 11/07/2023

Past Services

Friday November 10, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday November 11, 2023
12:30 pm
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
Saturday November 11, 2023
1:30 pm
Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
1526 National Rd.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Janet Mae Hoff Castilow died peacefully at home on November 7, 2023. She was born on March 31, 1938, at Wheeling Hospital, the daughter of James Hoff and Georgia Carroll Hoff. Janet went to Wheeling High School and then worked at Stone & Thomas. She married the love of her life Carl “Bubbles” Castilow on July 27, 1962.

Janet loved her church and helping people. She was a Eucharistic Minister and would help the church in many ways included giving communion to people unable to attend church. She delivered Meals on Wheels and was an NAV for the Wheeling Police Department.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband Carl “Bubbles” Castilow and two sisters Margaret “Peggy” Druschel and Ruth Ann Bradford. Surviving are her daughter Tammy Carter and husband Joe of Wheeling; her son A. Brock Castilow and wife R. Birtie Carenbauer Castilow of Wheeling; four grandchildren Courtney Carter of Wheeling, Haley Carter of Wheeling, and Ron Thomas and his wife Tracie Bauer Thomas of Wheeling; two great-grandchildren Austin Thomas of Wheeling and Brooke Thomas of Florida; two great-great-grandsons Keegan and Oakley Thomas of Wheeling; and several very special nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Janet will be held on Friday, November 10, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Altmeyer Wheeling Chapel. A Funeral Mass for Janet will take place on Saturday, November 11, 12:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A committal service will follow directly afterwards at the Greenwood Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Janet in a special way may make a gift in her memory to St. Joseph Cathedral by clicking here.

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Anna Troiani
2 months ago

Janet, I will miss you and your dear spirit. Sympathy and prayers to your family. ♡

Pete & Erin Vance Cuffaro
2 months ago

We are so sorry to hear about Janet.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten!!!

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Vance Cuffaro

Dewey P. Satterfield
3 months ago

Dewey and I certainly remember dear Janet from our days on North Market Street. She was such a presence on the street; kind, funny and loved her family so much. Although we’ve been gone for 37 years, some people never leave us. Brock and Tammy, we’ve never forgotten any of you. RIP, Janet.
With deepest sympathy,
Dewey and Bonnie Satterfield

Carla and Roger Bell
3 months ago

We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Janet was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many. During this time of loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Metta Hoff
3 months ago

Such a shock to hear of Janet’s death. Just saw her this week at Wheeling Clinic! She always called me Mrs. Hoff…my married name and her maiden name!! We never figured out if we had any connection!! But she loved trying to think it through!! I’ll miss her!

Mark Moses
3 months ago

For over 12 years I have enjoyed serving with her at 8am mass at Cathedral. She was great friends with my grandmother for many years. I will miss her dearly.

Stephanie Keenan
3 months ago

Love n prayers I will surely miss her! Great LADY

Dennis R Albaugh
3 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Janet. Denny Albaugh

Paul Garvin
3 months ago

Brock, so very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.

Rick Hickman
3 months ago

Janet made my Sundays when she walked into mass. She made sure to always come up to me and chat about whatever. Sundays won’t be the same. The Cathedral lost a beautiful soul.