Jim was born Feb. 17, 1935, and grew up in Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y., where his father, the Rev. Lauriston Castleman, was rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Following graduation from Locust Valley Friends, Jim entered Princeton with his twin brother, Laurie ’56, as an engineering student. Although Jim graduated as a chemical engineer, he had added pre-med courses, which meant his roommates, Laurie, Joe Nishimura, and Bill Meyer, rarely saw him during his senior year. Jim did find time to enjoy the social activities at Terrace Club.

Jim graduated from New York Medical College and served two years as a captain in the Army during the Vietnam War. In 1968 he established his medical practice in Albany, N.Y., specializing in internal medicine. For almost 50 years he was the family doctor for many in the Albany area, also serving on the State Disability Board until his death Dec. 23, 2019.

Jim was a fine athlete and passionate low-handicap golfer, a member and past president of the Albany Country Club.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jan; three children; 12 grandchildren; sister Mary; and twin brother Laurie.

Undergraduate Class of 1956