Joseph (“Joe”) David Castellano, 50, passed away unexpectedly near his home in Boulder, CO on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Joe was born on July 15, 1971 to Joseph Phillip Castellano and Rochelle Castellano in Edison, NJ. He was the youngest of two children and grew up in New Jersey with his sister Anya Castellano.
Joe will be fondly remembered for his deep love for his family and friends, his great zeal for his personal and professional passions, and his deep personal connections with diverse people on networks across the country. Joe bonded with the mountains as a child and moved to Park City, UT after graduating from high school to pursue his passion for skiing, biking, and skydiving. He then moved to Salt Lake City, where he studied sports psychology at the University of Utah. Joe then moved to New York City, where he met his wife, Dana Charatan. The two married in 2004 in Red Bank, NJ. Joe had a successful career as a technology recruiter until he was hired for Citadel Investments in Chicago, IL. In 2005, Joe started his own recruiting company, Securities Technology Resources, while living in Chicago, where his two children were born. Joe’s love for the mountains brought him and his family to Boulder, CO in 2009, where he returned to his original love of psychology combined with a desire to help neurodiverse children and adults. In 2013 he was introduced to neurofeedback and realized that he had found his new career path. He graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy and founded Alpine Neurotherapy to provide neurofeedback services to people in need.
Joe remained an avid climber, cyclist, skier, and started a spiritual practice; he would share these passions profusely with everyone who knew him. His energy and dedication to his children and his personal and professional interests will be his lasting legacy.
Joe leaves behind his two children Lyric and Hunter, the child mother Dana Charatan, the mother Rochelle Castellano, the father Joseph Castellano and his wife Leslie Siegel, the sister Anya Castellano, the niece Chelsea Castellano and her husband Nick Grossman. The family would like to express their gratitude for the love and support they have received from friends and family across the country.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday August 8th to celebrate Joe’s life. Instead of flowers, Joe’s family is asking for donations to be made in honor of Joe to some of his most valuable local organizations, the Compassion Road Academy in Denver (where Joe served as a consultant) or Access Fund (an environmental protection organization).
Published by Asbury Park Press August 6th to August 7th, 2021.Source link