March 11, 2013

Marc Anthony Scialdo, 31 of Naples, FL died Monday, March 11, 2013 in a U.S. Army helicopter crash near Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Marc was a Staff Sergeant in charge of a Black Hawk helicopter maintenance crew in the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion.

Marc was born on July 22, 1981 in Herkimer, NY and moved to Naples at an early age. Marc graduated from St. John Neumann Catholic High School in 1999 and from Edison State College in 2002.

He was so moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, that he enlisted in the Army. Prior to his deployment to Afghanistan on December 7, 2012, Marc served his first tour of duty in Iraq from 2007 thru 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marc and his wife, Kara were stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA when Marc deployed to Afghanistan.

Marc is survived by his wife, Kara Lee Scialdo; his parents, Marshall A. and Susan E. (nee Oldfield) Scialdo, Jr. of Naples, FL; two sisters, Claudine E. Ehlers and her husband, Richard of Naples, FL and Jacqueline C. Nelson and her husband, Specialist Rodney J. Nelson, US Army of Anchorage, AK; one brother, David V. Scialdo and his wife, Ashley of Naples, FL. He also leaves behind his niece and nephews, William R. Harvey, Alexis V. Ehlers, River Nelson, Jake A. Scialdo, and Henry C. Scialdo, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, In-laws and friends.

A Wake will be held on March 21, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parish Life Center at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church 28290 Beaumont Rd. Bonita Springs, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 625 111th Ave. No, Naples, FL with Very Rev. John J. Ludden, Pastor, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Palm Royale Cemetery 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL. 34119.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts the family is asking people to contribute to the Marc Scialdo Memorial Fund by going online to or if you would like to write a check please address checks to the Community Foundation of Collier County, send them to 2400 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 please put Marc Scialdo in the memo line on the check so this gift can go towards the fund. If you would prefer to make a gift of stock or through a wire transfer please contact the foundation to arrange, thank you.

Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home (239) 992-4982.


Funeral Home

Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home
28300 Tamiami Tr. So. Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 992-4982

Published in The News-Press on Mar. 20, 2013