Pamela McClung Casto, 66, of Morgantown, passed away after a heart attack on Tuesday, April 24, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center in Fairmont.
Born in Richwood, she was the daughter of Ellis Lee McClung and Iona Irene Coulter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Barry Lee Casto.
Pam was a teacher, an amateur archaeologist, a robotics connoisseur, a lover of Lego, and a ruthless Scrabble player. She was equally brilliant, curious, and caring. Her curiosity and interests stretched from the dirt underfoot to the stars overhead, but it was of course all of the family, friends, and students in between that got the best of her love.
Surviving are children; Geoffrey Casto (Heather) of Salt Point, N.Y., (Pam was “Nana” to their twin sons, Alek and Zack), Erin Chrest (Andy) of Baltimore, and Christopher Casto (Brittany) of Plainwell, Minn.; mother-in-law Terry Casto of Point Pleasant; brother Craig McClung (Vicki) of Rainelle; brother-in-law Gregg Casto (Kathy) of Point Pleasant; nephews Brandon McClung of Charlotte N.C., Brian McClung (Kelly) of Charleston, Brad McClung (Terri) of Lewisburg, Brent McClung (Angie) of Harrisonburg, Va., Denny Casto (Rachelle) of Huntersville, N.C., Parry Casto (Marsha) of Huntington, and Jon Casto (Lindsay) of Ona; wonderful cousins, and many beloved friends and colleagues at NASA IV & V ERC and Fairmont State University.
The family will soon announce plans for memorial services in Point Pleasant and Morgantown.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Pam can be made to the Fairmont State Foundation and will be used for the Robotics Alliance Fund to directly support the West Virginia youth science programs of which she was so proud. Fairmont State Foundation, 1300 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554.