Cataldo ""Ky"" Castellino

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

Born in Pittston on July 9, 1930, he was a 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 in 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 Society, 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 as well as with his 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 is his wife of 64 years, Grace Tuminelli Castellino; 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 fiance, Megan Armillay, West Chester; Grace Renfer and her husband, Ed, Las Vegas; 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, and James Castellino, Pittston; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Castellino and his wife, Sarah, Pittston, and Sam Castellino Jr., Las Vegas; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the staff of Commomwealth Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Ky.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at 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.

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Published in Times Leader on May 23, 2013