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Cataldo (Ky) Castellino

Cataldo (Ky) Castellino, 82, of Pittston passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013.

Born in Pittston on July 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Sam and Rose Maira Castellino.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He had been employed as a presser by the local garment industry and was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. After retirement, he was employed by Ames Department Store, Christina's Kitchen, and the former Victoria Inns.

He was a former member of the San Cataldo Society and the Montodoro Socitey, Pittston.

He was a former member of St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church, presently, St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

His family was his primary focus; he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. With great pride, he attended his grandchildren's school and sporting events. An avid walker for years, he looked forward to his daily walks with his loving wife and late friend, Angelo Bufalino.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Castellino, and a great-grandson, Kaiden Abul-Ela.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Grace Tuminelli Castellino. Also surviving are his son, James Castellino and his wife, Lisa, Pittston; three daughters, Rosemary Calabrese and her husband, Raymond, Pittston; Ann Hinkle, West Pittston; and Tina Gattuso and her husband, Paul, Yatesville; 10 grandchildren, Christina Abul-Ela and her husband, Nader, New York; A.J. Calabrese and his fiancee, Megan Armillay, West Chester; Grace Renfer and her husband, Ed, Las Vegas, Nev.; Cory Taffera and his wife, Tara, Virginia; Deedra Porfirio, West Pittston; Paul Gattuso and Kyle Gattuso, both of Yatesville; Gina Castellino and her fiance, Cameron Miller, Pittsburgh; Marina Castellino, Boston, Mass.; and James Castellino, Pittston; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Castellino and his wife, Sarah, Pittston; and Sam Castellino Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Commomwealth Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Ky.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston.

Interment will be in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Care and Concern Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Condolences may be made at peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 23, 2013
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