Ralph Schugar, Inc. Funeral Chapel
5509 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-8282
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Age 76, of Sheraden, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 1, 2013, following his battle with lung cancer. Beloved husband of Sarah (Massof) Castelli; beloved father of Joseph Castelli and Stephen (Liz) Castelli; brother of Jean Marshall, Sharon Groesbeck and the late Lorraine Scolieri; grandfather of Amanda and Jonathan Castelli. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and by his dog, Gracie. Born in the Bronx, NY on February 11, 1936 to the late Albert Castelli and Rose (Balsamico-Castelli) Maggio, where he lived until age 5 and then moved to Utica, NY. At 18, he moved to Pittsburgh where he met his future wife Sarah. He started working as a technician at Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical, which later became Calgon Carbon Corporation. He then moved into their Advertising and Public Relations department, where he eventually was promoted to Advertising Manager. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park College. While at Calgon Carbon, he was actively involved in Toastmasters and United Way Campaign activities. After retirement, he tutored elementary age students at Holy Innocents. For leisure, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, and spending time with family. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Monday at 12 Noon. Visitation one hour prior to services (11 a.m. - 12 Noon). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013
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