Carmen J. Staino, Sr.
Carmen J. Staino, Sr., 88, passed in peace surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late, Gaetano and Mary (Leonetti) Staino. Carmen lived in Drexel Hill, PA for 16 years and retired to White Haven, PA for 25 years before moving to Delaware in 2003 to be closer to his family. He proudly served his country from 1943 to 1945 in the U.S. Army during WWII. On December 19, 1944 Carmen was captured by the Germans and was a POW until he escaped on April 13, 1945.
Carmen retired in 1981 from the Local #19 Sheet Metal Workers in Phila., PA. He was a member of the Local #19 for over 50 years and was a long time VFW member, the POW Chapter #1 in Dover, DE and St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Newark, DE. His passions included hunting pheasant, deer and rabbit, bowling and fishing.
Carmen was predeceased by his wife, Nancy P. Staino in 2008, sister, Philomena DeStefano. He is survived by his children; Patricia Jones (Larry), Carmen J. Staino, Jr. (Gina Mave), Rick (Maria Alice), Janet L. Ward (Lee); brother, Lewis Staino of Brookhaven, PA; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 7th at 11:30 am in St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 2431 Frazer Rd., Newark, DE. Family and friends may visit on Monday, October 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday, from 9:00 to 10:45 am at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, DE. Burial will follow Mass in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carmen to Disabled American Veterans, DAV.org/Donate
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