In Rememberance of Donald P. Nicastro

Donald P. Nicastro

Donald P. Nicastro

Jefferson Twp., PA January 27, 1948 ~ August 20, 2011 Date of Service: August 24, 2011

Donald P. Nicastro

August 20, 2011

Donald Paul Nicastro, 63, of Jefferson Township and formerly of Dunmore, died Saturday evening in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He and his wife the former Patricia Beddoe had celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary January 22nd 2011.

Born on January 27, 1948, he was raised in Dunmore and was the son of the late Salvatore and Anna Maria D’Ambrosia Nicastro.  He was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1965, the University of Scranton where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Marywood University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Before retiring, Don was employed for 32 years at Children and Youth Services of Lackawanna County serving as the Director.  He was an active member of St. Eulalia’s Church where he also served as a Eucharistic minister. As a man of strong faith, he also was a member of Scranton Diocesan Cursillo movement. 

Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend who will always be remembered for his generous heart, amazing compassion, and deep love for his family and friends.  He was an avid Eagles fan and sported green proudly.  He was a member of the Family of Saint Anthony.

His family would like to thank Dr. Michael Fox and his nurse Maria and the entire staff at Geisinger Medical Group for the care, love and support shown to Don and their family during his illness.

Surviving are his daughters, Stephanie Smith and her husband Bradley, Warrington, Heather Silman and her husband Joel, Allentown, a son, Christopher and his fiancée Jennifer Decker, Roaring Brook Twp., a brother Salvatore and wife Mary, Dunmore, 5 grandchildren, Adam, Drew, and Abigail Smith and Alison and Jacob Silman, and several nieces and nephews.

In honor and remembrance of Don’s life a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am in St. Eulalia’s Church, Elmhurst. Friends and family may call Wednesday in the church from 9:30am until the time of mass. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. in Dunmore.

 In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Red Cross 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18510. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com

 

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Jolina Sienkiewicz
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Deepest Sympathy
Reply #19 on : Fri April 27, 2012, 03:27:38
I only today learned of Don's passing. I am very sorry to have missed paying my respects to the rest of our family. May God be with each one of you as you struggle to make peace with such a great loss in your lives.
Lynne Evanusa Ney
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So sorry
Reply #18 on : Tue March 27, 2012, 07:26:51
Mr. Nicastro was my case worker my whole adolescent life. Since I was six. He was such a good man and I remember his great sense of humor. I am so sorry.
Frank Cordaro and family
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In Sympathy
Reply #17 on : Fri August 26, 2011, 17:46:26
Sal - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.
jodi herber
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Re: In Rememberance Of
Reply #16 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 18:48:02
patty-
sorry to learn of your loss. my thoughts are with you.

jodi herber
Karen Fixler
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In Sympathy
Reply #15 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 13:30:17
Heather and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your father live on in your memories, and may you find comfort in them.
Robert and Michele Laski
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Our sincerest condolences
Reply #14 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 10:44:45
Wishing you our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
ANDREW & LOIS (PARIS) MALLICK
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Donald Nicastro
Reply #13 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 10:15:51
Dear Patty & Family: We are very sad to hear of Don's passing, he was such a great person & full of life, your family was blessed to have him.
Although we can not be with you on this day, you are all in our hearts & in our prayers.
Very Sincerely, Lois & Andy Mallick
Keith and Kathy Burns
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Re: In Rememberance Of
Reply #12 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 08:22:45
Dear Patty and family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. And, from personal experience, we can tell you that our minds are a wonderful thing in that the memories of all bad times of Don's illness will be replaced by ALL the good memories of his life with you. Wishing that each day will become more peaceful for you with time.
Ann Summa
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Sympathy
Reply #11 on : Wed August 24, 2011, 07:46:52
i wanted to send my deepest sympathy to the family. I know how much he was loved by all of you and will be missed. I am not able to attend the viewing due to school meetings today.
Joseph and Adele Garofalo
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In Rememberance Of
Reply #10 on : Tue August 23, 2011, 16:16:18
I worked with Don when he was Director at Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services. He was a very kind person. My husband and I both express our sympathy.
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