In Rememberance of Donald P. Nicastro
Donald P. NicastroJefferson Twp., PA January 27, 1948 ~ August 20, 2011 Date of Service: August 24, 2011
Donald P. Nicastro
August 20, 2011
Donald Paul Nicastro, 63, of Jefferson Township and formerly of Dunmore, died Saturday evening in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He and his wife the former Patricia Beddoe had celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary January 22nd 2011.
Born on January 27, 1948, he was raised in Dunmore and was the son of the late Salvatore and Anna Maria D’Ambrosia Nicastro. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1965, the University of Scranton where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Marywood University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Before retiring, Don was employed for 32 years at Children and Youth Services of Lackawanna County serving as the Director. He was an active member of St. Eulalia’s Church where he also served as a Eucharistic minister. As a man of strong faith, he also was a member of Scranton Diocesan Cursillo movement.
Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend who will always be remembered for his generous heart, amazing compassion, and deep love for his family and friends. He was an avid Eagles fan and sported green proudly. He was a member of the Family of Saint Anthony.
His family would like to thank Dr. Michael Fox and his nurse Maria and the entire staff at Geisinger Medical Group for the care, love and support shown to Don and their family during his illness.
Surviving are his daughters, Stephanie Smith and her husband Bradley, Warrington, Heather Silman and her husband Joel, Allentown, a son, Christopher and his fiancée Jennifer Decker, Roaring Brook Twp., a brother Salvatore and wife Mary, Dunmore, 5 grandchildren, Adam, Drew, and Abigail Smith and Alison and Jacob Silman, and several nieces and nephews.
In honor and remembrance of Don’s life a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am in St. Eulalia’s Church, Elmhurst. Friends and family may call Wednesday in the church from 9:30am until the time of mass. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. in Dunmore.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Red Cross 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18510. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com