Leslie Ann Young Kastl
1954 - 2020
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Leslie Ann Young Kastl was born on March 13th, 1954 in Newellton, Louisiana. She was the only daughter of Alice Ruth Hargrove Young and Col. Roy J. Young (USA) (dec.). Leslie passed quietly and peacefully in her sleep on February 11, 2020 in her home in New Orleans. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Peter Kastl of New Orleans, her son Rob Marus of Washington, D.C. and her mother, Alice H. Young of Alexandria, La. Leslie is also survived by her two loving brothers, R. Tate Young of Houston, Texas, his wife Neva and their daughter Victoria, and Kevin Poe Young of Malakoff, Texas, his wife Amy and their two sons Andrew and Davis. Leslie also embraced Peter's daughters, Rebecca Kastl Millsap and her husband Mickey of Birmingham, Alabama and Rachel Kastl Casey and her husband Tim of Falls Church, Virginia. She treated them as if they were her own children. Leslie's life journey was filled with love, adventure, tears, joy, happiness, sadness and every emotion in between. She graduated from Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1972 and shortly thereafter moved to Alexandria, Louisiana when her father retired from the Army and embarked on a new career there. Other than three short stints in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Houston and Waco, Texas, Leslie remained in Alexandria. It was there she met the love of her life: Peter Kastl. They met in a rather serendipitous way: Peter was relocated to Alexandria after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Thus, a natural disaster begat a beautiful marriage. They married in 2007 and enjoyed all that life has to offer, including Mardi Gras balls, traveling to see Rachel and Rebecca and their husbands and children, and enjoying the fine restaurants of New Orleans. Leslie made friends wherever she landed due in no small part to her outgoing personality, gentle and generous nature and infectious smile. She and her brothers were especially close because, as "Army Brats", they were always each other's best friends due to the frequent moves to new locations and new schools. This bond continued well into their adult years. Leslie was active in the Temple Gemiluth Chassodim during the years she lived in Alexandria and, after her move to New Orleans, she became involved in Temple Sinai. Leslie leaves behind a husband and family who absolutely adored her. She also leaves behind legions of friends and associates who will recall her fondly with much love. A better sister, daughter, wife, aunt and friend does not exist. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kramer Funeral Home in Alexandria with the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 15th and graveside services on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Cemetery in Pineville, In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Leslie's name to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2020.
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March 31, 2020
To Mrs. Young, Peter, and all of Leslie's family and friends. I am so sad and miss my neighbor Leslie so much. She was a wonderful person and always so much fun. Nancy
Nancy
February 21, 2020
Dear Dr.Kastl,
I was so sorry to hear about Miss Leslie,
if you need anything please do not hesitate to ask.
sincerely yours,
Lisette LaPrairie
February 17, 2020
Peter,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Leslie. She was such a sweetheart and will be missed. Sending prayers and comfort in your days ahead.
Vickie Breeden-Wakefield
Friend
February 15, 2020
Rarely is every word in an obituary true, but in this one, every word is. Leslie was so nice, and I am saddened by her sudden, unexpected death. She lived with Peter in the same building as I do, and every time I bumped into Leslie was a delightful encounter full of laughs, good will and pleasant conversation. My sincere condolences to Peter and all the rest of her family. She was the sweetheart described in the obituary, to a T.
Joseph B. STAHL
February 15, 2020
Leslie was always full of smiles and happiness I was glad to have known her sorry for your loss my friend Peter
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Friend
February 14, 2020
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Nathan Fischman
February 14, 2020
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February 14, 2020
Rest in Peace, Leslie. You will be missed by your friends at 1750, but your memory will live on in each of us.
Edna Moore
Edna Moore
February 13, 2020
Dear Family-Phyllis and I are so shocked to hear of Leslie's passing. She was incredibly friendly to all, warm and had that wonderful bubbly personality. A joy to be with with her and an infectious laugh. She will be missed.
Phyllisand Richard Levy
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