Robert T. Castilano, 90, passed away Friday at the VA Medical Center.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (October 22) at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday (October 23) in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Robert will be laid to rest in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Clyde.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Octagon House of Camillus, 4600 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219.
Born in Clyde, he moved to Camillus in 1957. A graduate of Clyde Central, Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure and master’s degree from SU. He was an Army veteran of WWII and employed with the West Genesee Central School District for 29 years before retiring as a principal in 1986. Robert was a communicant of Holy Family Church and member of the NYS Teachers Assoc. An avid fisherman, he also enjoyed boating and carpentry. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his sons Thomas (Cheryl) of Nedrow, Jim of Lake Hartwell, Ga. and Gary of Camillus; grandchildren Rose, Mary, Theresa, Anna, Bernadette and Catherine; great-grandchildren Alice, Mia and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by his wife, Janet, in 1994; five sisters; and three brothers.