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Carmen F. Cristallo
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Mr. Carmen F. Cristallo, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Utica.

Carmen was born in Utica on July 2, 1924, a son of the late Salvatore and Vincenza (Genco) Cristallo. He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of TR Proctor High School. He attended Mohawk Valley Applied Technology, the predecessor of MVCC. He later taught graphic design at MVCC for many years.

Carmen served our country in the US Army during WWII, he saw action in the European Theater and earned five battle stars at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion and the Mamedy Massacre and the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.

On March 5, 1949, Carmen was joined in marriage to the former Florence E. Hall of Watertown. They lived and raised their family in Utica and Frankfort for many years and also spent several years in the Oneonta and Laurens area. They shared over sixty-three loving years until her passing on April 9, 2012. Carmen was a window designer and worked for various department stores including the Boston Store for many years. He was past commander of the Laurens American Legion, and Past President of the Oneonta Kiwanis Club and a member of the Oneonta Elks Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed being a member of Woodhaven Golf Course, Cee Jay Golf Course and the Colonial Ridge Golf Club.

Carmen is survived by his beloved daughter, Gail Greco, grand daughters, Beverly Greco and Lisa Greco (who he shared a very special relationship) and Jessica Lefkowitz, and grandson Christopher Cristallo; also many beloved great and great-great grandchildren, a sister and brother in law, Rosemarie and Florio Vitullo; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Carmen F. Cristallo Jr, a granddaughter Courtney Cristallo and a brother Salvatore Cristallo and sister Jennie Pimpinella.

In keeping with Carmenís wishes, all services will be private. He was laid to rest with military honors, beside his wife at St. Agnes Cemetery in Utica.

The family would like to thank the staff of the 4th floor of the The Grand Nursing Home for the loving care shown to Carmen during his stay there.
 
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We are so sorry for your loss. Carmen ‚ÄúChris‚ÄĚ was a very familiar face to everyone for years, while employed at our NBT Bank Oneonta Financial Center. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Written by NBT Bank
2019-04-08 5:41:35 PM


Wanted to express my sadness seeing that Chris is gone, but I know he missed Flow and now they are again reunited. Chris was in the Oneonta Kiwanis Club with me many many years. We also worked together on many projects for my Butternut Graphics Sign shop. He was such a talented man and so enjoyed knowing the both of them. Sending my thoughts to the family.

Written by Bradford Morley
2019-04-08 8:48:32 PM