Samuel J. Castiglione, 90, formerly of 55 Roland Road, Jamestown, died Feb. 17, 2013, in Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. surrounded by his wife of 66 years and his children.
A Jamestown resident for 89 years, he was born June 4, 1922, the oldest child of the late Mike and Grace Caltagirone Castiglione.
Following graduation from Jamestown High School and Jamestown Business College, he served in the US Army during WWII from 1942-45 in New Guinea and in the invasion of the Philippines. He was a member of John W. Tiffany Post 53 VFW and Henry Moser Post 638 American Legion, Falconer.
He owned and operated Casty's Grocery for 42 years. Sam loved spending time with his family and his sense of humor was maintained to the end.
He was a communicant of Holy Apostles Parish at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he served as an usher.
Surviving are his wife the former Germina Rossetti, whom he married April 22, 1946; two children: Joann (William) Ryan of Rochester, N.Y. and Michael (Cynthia) Castiglione of Hickory, N.C.; daughter-in-law Deborah Castiglione of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Richard (Amber) Walton, Julia Sumner, Michael (Laura) Castiglione, Gina (Lee) Whisnant, Joseph Castiglione and Andrea (A-tonio) Benitez; four great--grandchildren: Keirick Sumner, Allison Castiglione, Samuel Benitez Castiglione, and Logan Whisnant; sisters-in-law Maxine Castiglione, Irene Rizzo and brothers-in-law Paul Rizzo and Alfred Rossetti. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, two of whom are his godsons, Louis Rossetti and James Castiglione.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son Samuel Castiglione Jr.; a granddaughter Lisa Castiglione, a brother Anthony Castiglione and his two sisters: Josephine Freligh and Della Lefler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Apostles Parish at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis W. Mende, pastor will be celebrant.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tues-day in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Holy Apostles Parish, 508 Cherry St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Sam at www.lindfuneralhome.com