After a long illness, Thomas G. Castellana Jr. died on February 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 life-time, 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 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus of Dunkirk, N.Y. from Cardinal Mindszenty, a member of the 3rd Degree of the Knights of Columbus of St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, a Past Grand Knight of the 3rd Degree, a Trustee of the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and a former member of CIAO of Chautauqua County.
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.; and a son, Charles A. (Donna) Castellana of Alexandria, Va. He is further survived by his twin sister, Lucille Rizzo of Fredonia, N.Y. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Thomas G. Castellana, III and daughter, Mary Grace; his sisters: Mary Barone of Pa, 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 will be concelebrated by Reverend C.J. Westfield, Pastor, and Reverend Joseph Porpiglia on Tuesday, (Feb. 5, 2013) at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, N.Y. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass and may call at the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Interment will be 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.