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Donald R. Castriota

  • On November 20, 2019

Donald R. Castriota, age 83 of Ingram, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on September 14, 1936, the son of the late Anthony and Violet Pugliese Castriota. Beloved husband for 58 years of Patricia Blanc Castriota ; loving father of Lisa Castriota LaSapio, and her husband Timothy, Patricia Castriota Girod, Anthony Castriota and his wife Vicki-Marie, Michelle and Robert Castriota; adoring grandfather of Elizabeth LaSapio Catelli and her husband Michael, Anthony, Nicholas and Gianna Girod; great-grandfather of Angelina Catelli; predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Louis and Anthony Castriota, as well as his sister Rose Castriota Pugliese; also many nieces and nephews.

A salesman, he sold everything from water proofing for basements to funeral plots. He worked for Mack Trucks for over 20 years. Donald was a talented singer and member of the former Pittsburgh bands :The Four Counts and Dante & the Infernos. He was also a member of the world champion barber shop chorus The Dapper Dans of Harmony, Livingston, New Jersey. He was a veteran, training as an army medic. He was a good friend and confident to many. He loved watching sports and old movies on TV, cooking, music and his family.

A prayer service will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm followed by a gathering of family and friends until 5:00 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136. Memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospitals, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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  • Nov 20 2019
Love you Daddy❤️❤️❤️
Kathy Tarka
  • Nov 20 2019
Uncle Don, your niece Mary Jo Heidkamp is a dear friend of mine. She always spoke very highly of you. The love you had for her father, your brother, meant so much to her. RIP now. You are joining your family. Kathy 6
Elizabeth Catelli
  • Nov 20 2019
I can't believe he's really an angel now. I miss him more than any words could express. May he rest with the Lord. Until we meet again..... I 🖤💛 you. RIP Papa
Mary Jo Heidkamp
  • Nov 21 2019
Lisa LaSapio
  • Nov 21 2019
Can't believe I won't be able to pick up the phone and talk to you. I already miss you so much. Until we meet again.
Mary Jo Heidkamp
  • Nov 21 2019
Uncle Don. I will Miss our weekly phone calls I can’t believe you are gone Bit you will never be forgotten give dad a big hug and kiss for me till we meet again Mary Jo