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P. Angelo Castello

1920 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
P. Angelo Castello, 93, of Columbus, died early Sept. 16, 2013, at Claremont Retirement Village, in northwest Columbus.
He was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Sant'Angelo in Grotte, Campobasso, Italy, to the late Luigi Castrilli and Adolorada Pizzi.
He married Antoinette (Toni) D'Ascanio on Nov. 29, 1947, and lived 83 years of his life in Fairport Harbor.
Angelo was a kind, humble and gentle man who loved his family above everything else.
He was a florist and the owner of Castello's Flower Shop in Fairport Harbor. He loved Fairport and left a legacy of generosity and giving that Fairporters still talk about today. Two examples of Angelo's generosity are: everyone leaving his flower shop received carnations as a gift for themselves or their moms, and every graduating senior from Fairport
Harding High School was given a mechanical pencil or pen.
Angelo served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of several service organizations, notably the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club and the Fairport Men's Civic Club.
Angelo was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette D'Ascanio Castello.
Survivors include his three children, Michelina (Micki) Bensman of Columbus, Dolores Rego of Whittier, Calif., and Angela (Arnie) Serota of Kauai Island, Hawaii. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Natalie (Kyle) Hildebrandt of Columbus, Shellie (Andrew) Smith of Worthington, Libby Rego of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sara (Allan Gomez) Rego; and great-grandchildren, Eli Hildebrandt of Columbus, Zoey Rego-Martinez and Adler Gomez of Whittier, Calif., Evan Rego of Fairport Harbor, Lauren Serota of Austin, Texas and Nathan Serota of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Angelo's family will welcome friends at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, northwest Columbus, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Fr. Mark Summers, celebrant.
Angelo's family is grateful for the exemplary care, kindness and support he received from the Vitas Hospice physicians and staff, especially Mindy Moore, R.N. and Brandi Nos.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Vitas Innovative Hospice, 655 Metro Place S., Suite 770, Dublin, OH 43017, or to a .
Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 2013
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