In Loving Memory of Anthony Castellano

Anthony Castellano

Anthony Castellano

Dunmore, PA June 26, 1921 ~ October 12, 2015 Date of Service: October 16, 2015

Anthony Castellano, 94, Scranton, died Monday in Scranton Health Care Center. His wife of 65 years was the former Louise FeliciaFiorelli who died April 8, 2013.

Born in Guardia, Lombardi, Italy, he was the son of the late Michelangelo and Antoinette D’Ambrosio Castellano. Anthony immigrated from Italy through Ellis Island at the age of 6 and went on to graduate from Dunmore High School Class of 1940. He served honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a P47 crew chief and with the military police. After being discharged from the military he attended the University of Pittsburgh, taught watchmaking in Scranton, and trained at the Johnson School for carpentry. Prior to retirement he was employed at Daystrom, Atlas Chain and Cable, and most recently with Pennsylvania Power and Light for 20 years.

Anthony was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, where he served as an altar boy at St. Rocco’s Church until the age of 21. He was a member of the American Legion and a member of the IBEW where everyone was his “brother-in-law”.

His passions centered on family, church, country, and education. He was proud of his Italian heritage, and being able to provide his sons with a professional education. Anthony loved his grandchildren and attended countless plays, dance recitals, and baseball games. He was seen for many years carrying the American flag and frying pizza fritta at the annual Festival of Saint Rocco in Dunmore.

Anthony’s family would like to extend their appreciation for the care and compassion shown by the staff at Scranton Health Care Center, Dr. Nicholas Dodge, and the staff at Traditional Home Health and Hospice.

Surviving are two sons, Michael and his wife Marsilia, Factoryville, and Rocco and his wife Lugene, Clarks Summit, three grandchildren, Margaret Castellano and her fiancé Matt Giannetto, Ardmore, PA, Louise Castellano, Brooklyn, NY, and Anthony Castellano, Philadelphia, three sisters, Rose Pittelli, Philomena Errico, and Mary Mack and her husband James, all of Dunmore, two sisters-in-law, Ann Marie Castellano, Peckville, and Johanna Molinaro, Dunmore, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother Vito.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rocco’s Church, Kurtz Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Oram Street in Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, 303 Smith Street Dunmore 18512; or Scranton Health Care Center Activity Fund 2933 McCarthy Street Scranton 18505.

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Kathleen Bird
Posts: 6
So Sorry
Reply #1 on : Wed October 14, 2015, 06:22:05
Michael & Rocco,

So sorry to see the loss of your father. I remember him so vividly at Scranton Health Care when I visited my mom daily - Madeline Bird. We were so lucky to have such great parents and be there for them in their last years. Your father was a wonderful man. I will be out of town Thursday night - but you will all be in my prayers.

Kathleen Bird