Frank W. Castellano of Warwick, N.Y., dies at age 93


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Frank W. Castellano of Warwick, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. He was 92.

Son of Vincenzo and Paolo (Piazza) Castellano, he was born in New York City on June 1, 1925.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later moved to Warwick in 1979.

He was the owner of Empire State Electric Motors in Goshen, N.Y.

As a member of St. Stephen’s Church, he served as an usher for many years. He was past president of the Lake Region Italian American Club of Monroe.

He was loved by all who met him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Valley View who cared for him during his stay.

Frank is survived by his wife Lucy Castellano at home; his sons, Paul, of Warwick and Vincent of Statesboro, Ga.; daughter, Marie Abbruzzese, of Goshen; grandchildren, Corinne Zambetti and husband, Joe, Michael Abbruzzese and wife, Caroline, Brianna, Krysta, Marissa, Anthony, Nicole, Alexa and Joseph Castellano; and three great-grandsons.

He was predeceased by his daughter Paula Castellano and brother Joseph Castellano.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Stepehen’s RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, on Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Pinelawn National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza. Suite 3, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. F



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