After a long illness, Thomas G. Castellana, Jr., died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Lancaster, N.Y. On December 15, 1924, Thomas was born to the late Thomas, Sr. and Mary Castellana of Fredonia, N.Y.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. On April 10, 1948, Thomas, Jr., married the late Lucille (Riccotta) Castellana at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, N.Y. During his lifetime, Thomas had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Plant in Dunkirk, N.Y., and owned and operated Tom's Sunoco in Fredonia, N.Y.
Thomas was a member of St. Anthony's Church of Fredonia, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a member of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus of Dunkirk, N.Y., from Cardinal Mindszenty, a member of the Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus of St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, a Past Grand Knight of the Third Degree, a Trustee of the Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and a former member of CIAO of Chautauqua County.
Thomas G. Castellana, Jr.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening and his Thursday luncheon group of men at DeJohn's Italian Spaghetti House in Fredonia, N.Y.
He is survived by his daughters, LuAnne (Richard) Szydlowiski of Canton, Mich., and Rose (Darrell) Kaminski of Lancaster, N.Y.; a son, Charles A. (Donna) Castellana of Alexandria, Va.; his twin sister, Lucille Rizzo of Fredonia, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Thomas G. Castellana, III; his daughter, Mary Grace; his sisters, Mary Barone of Pennsylvania and Caroline Logano of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and his brother, Vincent Castellana of Fredonia, N.Y.
A 10:30 a.m. mass of Christian burial was concelebrated by Reverend C.J. Westfield, Pastor, and Reverend Joseph Porpiglia on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, N.Y. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral mass and called at the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment was at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Fredonia, N.Y.
Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Thomas, Jr.'s memory would be greatly appreciated by his family.