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Romeo F. “Gary” Garritano

September 5, 1925 - October 11, 2016

Romeo F. Garritano, affectionately known as Gary, age 91, of Bear, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Born in Chester, PA on September 5, 1925, Gary was the son of the late Raphael and Caroline (Masciantonio) Garritano.  Devoted to his faith, Gary was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church. He was a manager for many retail stores throughout his career. Gary had a passion for tennis and was an avid player.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife,  Eva E. Zickefose; his daughter, Yvonne Yeatman; 2 brothers; and 1 sister. Gary is survived by his daughters, Patricia Fisher and Shirley McDonald; 1 brother; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Friends and family may gather from 9:00 am until 9:30 am on Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016 at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2564 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gary’s name may be made to St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church at the address above.

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3 Condolences for Romeo F. “Gary” Garritano

  • I will fondly remember all the good times enjoying his poems and his playing the piano at church. His music made the room sing joyfully. So glad he is at peace with his Lord and Savior.

  • I am so sorry I have lost another great brother who is now in God’s Heavenly care. God will reward him for all of the love and activity he gave to the church. He way a great and caring person, always considerate of the needs of others. He was always exceedingly proud of his family and to what they have accomplished. He was most considerate and kind to my family, often going out of his way to provide tokens of love and support. We shall miss him greatly.

  • dear family and friends, I enjoyed your loved ones presence at my church(smos) and I also liked sharing with him in bible study I liked the music he recorded and the mary holy cards he gave me. chris