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Richard Carfagno Obituary
Richard Joseph Carfagno, age 92, a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather who cherished his family, and was a resident of Bickford Senior Living in Spotsylvania, VA since October, 2017, passed away on June 4, 2018. Prior to moving to Virginia, he lived in Harleysville, PA, since August, 1955. Mr Carfagno was born in Bridgeport, PA and was the son of the late Felice Carfagno and the late Salvatrice (Iuliano) Carfagno. He was married to the late Margaret Gallant for almost 66 years. He is survived by his son Richard M Carfagno and his wife Judy of Virginia, son Kenneth J Carfagno and his wife Jane of Houston, daughter Diane Battistella and her husband Gary of Virginia, granddaughter Amy Carfagno of Virginia, granddaughter Kerry Farrell, her husband Mike, and great granddaughter Ella Claire of Oklahoma. He is also survived by his sister Jane Pisano of Maryland. He was predeceased by his siblings Bess Macalino, Rose Mariani, Margaret Mirable, Sue Galullo, Anthony Carfagno, and Louise Makoid. Mr Carfagno was a graduate of Bridgeport High School class of 1944. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He taught at the Aberdeen proving grounds in 1952 and 1953. He received his BS in Mathematics and History from West Chester State Teachers College and his Masters of Education from Temple University. He taught high school math at Schwenksville High School from 1954 to 1968, and then at Perkiomen Valley High School when the districts consolidated in 1969 until he retired in 1988. He was a life long learner and an avid reader, with an inquisitive and curious mind. He had a great interest in U.S. history and current events. He was a strong advocate for education and provided educational support, tutoring, and guidance to family and friends. He was involved in his community, serving on the Lower Salford Township Zoning Hearing Board. He was a skilled engine and car mechanic, a skilled handyman, and often found helping neighbors in those tasks. He loved working in his yard, tending his productive large garden, grape vines, and fruit trees. He loved collecting stamps. He was a long-time member of St. Mary R.C. Church, 40 Spring Mount Rd., Schwenksville, PA. Interment will be in St Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia with a private service with his children and their families.
Published in The Reporter on June 12, 2018
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