In Rememberance of Donald P. Nicastro

Donald P. Nicastro

Donald P. Nicastro

Jefferson 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

 

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bill thomas, elaine koronik
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our deepest sympathies to patty&whole famliy
Reply #9 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 16:12:06
patty sorry to here about your loss
Heather Silman
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Missing you
Reply #8 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 15:05:16
Daddy (D), I woke up today and there was a very tangible ache in my heart. I still can't believe you are gone. I love you and miss you so much but am consoled knowing you are finally at peace. I am honored and blessed to have had you as a father. xo
Chris Stefalo
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Sorry
Reply #7 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 14:30:36
I had the privilege to work for Don at CYS. He was good man and easy to work for. Thoughts and prayers for you during this diificult time.

Chris Stefalo & Family
Ella Rayburn
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In Memory of
Reply #6 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 14:01:28
I met Don on a trip to Costa Rica. He was charming, witty and fun. He contributed to the enjoyment of the vacation.
Alice Caulson
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Reply #5 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 09:47:22
It was my privilege to work with Donny while I was employed at Lourdesmont. I also made a Cursillo and always remember how involved he was in that program. Donny will always be remembered by me as a kind, compassionate, loving, spiritual man. Please assured of my deepest sympathy and assurance of my prayers! Sincerely, Alice Caulson
Jeff and Rebecca Johnson
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Our deepest sympathies
Reply #4 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 08:48:04
Dear Patricia and the entire Nicastro family:
My wife and I send you our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Donny. I have such fond memories of him as a kid, and even as I entered high school, anytime I would visit my mom at work. He always was there with a smile and is one of the reasons I am such a die-hard Eagles fan to this day. I know what he meant to my mom and the support he gave is something she will never forget and I am extremely greatful for. May the amazing person he was comfort you at this time and know that all of our thoughts are with you.

Love,
Jeff and Rebecca Johnson
Jim Finan
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Patty, Stephanie, Heather and Chris ...
Reply #3 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 07:42:07
My thoughts and prayers are with you, and the family. Donnie is truly a man everyone loved, an example of what every man should strive to be, a man that never lost his faith in the face of adversity. I am deeply saddened by his passing, and deeply sorry I am many miles away and unable to be there to express my condolences in person.
Kathie [Donelly] Lockwood
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Reply #2 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 06:48:58
Patty and family, please accept my deepest condolences.....i know you have been thru so much and now, Don is with his Lord and at peace.....
~One Don Saved~
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Reply #1 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 03:55:25
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead...my sincerest condolences.
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