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Ocala - Mr. Alfred W. Cataldo, 89, passed away in Ocala, FL on July 5th, 2012. He was born in Sommerville, MA on February 26th, 1923. Alfred was a Chemical Process Design Engineer, and a WWII Army Air Force Veteran. He attended schools in Boston. After the war, he attended North Eastern University (Mechanical Design) and M.I.T. (Residential Design). Al served in the 8th Army Air Force and saw action in England where he flew in seven missions and received five Bronze Stars. He worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy participating in the piping design of the reactor compartment on the world's first nuclear powered destroyer and frigate, the USS Bainbridge and the USS Long Beach. In 1984, he retired from the chemical Engineering Dept. at Polaroid where he specialized in pressure vessel design. He then had his own engineering practice in the chemical process and engineering design consulting business. In 1989, Al and his wife moved to Florida from Mass. Al then devoted most of his time to his hobby of bird carving and silver smithing. Al was a member of the 8th Army Air Force Historical Society, 2nd Air Division Assoc., 44th Bomb Group Alumni, Polaroid Retirees Assoc., National Wood Carvers Assoc. Al is survived by his wife, Peggy L. (Alcock) of England; two sons, William Cataldo of Crystal Lake, IL and Ronald Cataldo of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren, Peter and Mary; also three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 6455 SW SR# 200, Ocala, FL on Monday July 9th at 8:30 a.m. The burial will be private. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West (352) 854-2266) made the arrangements. To leave condolences:
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from July 7 to July 8, 2012
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