James T. Castaldo, Sr. of New Providence, NJ passed away peacefully on February 9, 2013, with his family by his side, at the age of 92.
Visiting will be held in Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13th beginning at 9 AM in the funeral home followed by the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church, New Providence at 10 AM. Interment to follow in St. Teresa's Cemetery, Summit. For directions or to send condolences visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Castaldo was born in Italy, grew up in Bayonne, NJ and lived in New Providence for the past 70 years.
James was employed as a chemical engineer for the Kelite Manufacturing Co. in Berkeley Heights for over 25 years before retiring in 1980.
James proudly served his country honorably in the US Army 7th Armor Division during World War II where he fought bravely in the Battle of the Bulge. His bravery earned him numerous campaign ribbons but most notably the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. He was a long time and well respected member of the New Providence VFW.
He was well known in the community as a member of the New Providence Senior Citizens and for his crossing guard duties he held for many years.
Surviving James is his beloved wife Rose C. (nee Pigno); loving father of James T. Castaldo, Jr. (Karen) of Arizona, Joseph M. Castaldo (Patti) of North Carolina, John A. Castaldo (Jeanne) of New Providence, Rose Marie Parsell (John) of New Providence and Ann Marie Hylton (D. Randy) of Virgina; dear brother of Anthony Castaldo of Bayonne and the late Carmen, Jerry, Peter Castaldo and Fae Militello; cherished grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 16; he is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His family will miss his big smile, soft heart and his honest opinion on life! He took an interest in all aspects of his families' lives. We will especially miss listening to him tell his stories about growing up in Bayonne and his experiences in the service.
In Lieu of flowers kindly send your donation to The USO, Wounded Warrior Project, or Local VFW Post 6259 Berkeley Heights
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