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Aldo “Al” Celotto, 75

July 06, 2019

Aldo, “Al” Celotto, 75, of Pequea, danced his way into heaven, on July 6, 2019. Born in Washington, DC, but raised in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Antonino and Palma Celotto. He was the loving husband of Josephine “Joanne” Celotto for 42 years.

Al proudly served in the United States Air Force oftentimes sharing stories with his children. His hobbies included cooking, which was featured in LNP, playing poker, telling jokes, fishing, crabbing, clamming, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a strong advocate for pre-born children and led his family in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. He volunteered with DADD’S, Knights of Columbus, 40 Days for Life, Promise Keepers and 700 Club. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Al is survived by his 2 sisters, Anna Rutigliano and Mary Scotto of NY, 12 children Thomas A. Celotto husband of Mandie of FL, Kim wife of Mark Whitaker of FL, Athena C. wife of Greg Lavelle of PA, Marie P. wife of Robin Dermo of PA, Kahlil Celotto husband of Shelly of PA, Thomas Celotto husband of Lucy of PA, Anthony Celotto of PA, Annie Celotto of PA, Jason Celotto of CO, George Celotto of PA, Raymond Celotto of PA, Ohnika Celotto of PA, 17 grandchildren, 6 nieces and 5 nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Alfonso Celotto and sister Josephine LaCava.

A Viewing will take place from 6-8PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St, Millersville, PA 17551. A Viewing will continue from 10-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Al will be laid to rest at Conestoga UM Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the National March for Life, 1012 14St, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20005 or marchforlife.org.

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July 11, 2019

Sincere condolences to the entire Celotto family. May you rest in eternal peace Uncle Aldo. You were a gentle soul, who always offered kind words to anybody you spoke with. You are now with all the angels and saints in heaven….
 
Your sister Mary Scotto and nephew John Scotto

July 10, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Al’s passing.  I worked with him at the Post Office and always enjoyed talking baseball.  We would cry on each others shoulders about how bad the Mets were but I really enjoyed his stories about the Brooklyn Dodgers.  To live in the hearts of others is never to die.  Ciao!  You will be missed!
                                                                                                               Joe Segro

July 09, 2019

Marie, Thomas and Tony,
Scott and I would like to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your Dad. We know you will miss him. Our sympathies to the rest of the family too.
Scott and Julie Markley.(Historic Strasburg Inn)

July 08, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Al. I was blessed to work with him for several years at the Postal Service. 
He was a comical and caring individual who reminded me of John Belushi. He had a smile that added sunshine to the world. 
His memory and spirit will always be with us. 
Enclosed is a poem in support and memory. 
A Guide A Teacher
 
Motivates by assisting and teaching others to be their best.
Educating today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Has words of wisdom.
Like a sailor on a voyage.
Through the calm and stormy days,
You’ll be the guiding light.
Has dedication that exceeds expectations.
 
Like spring each day is a new beginning.
 
Russell Landau

July 08, 2019

Dear Brother:  May the wings of Angels carry you to your mansion in heaven “in My Father’s house there are many mansions” – as you approach the Kingdom pray for me until we meet again I carry you in my loving heart that Jesus has given me and I will pray for you daily.  Amen  
Anna Rutigliano

July 08, 2019

Prayers for all of the family.   Al rest in peace and dance with all the angels.  You will be missed. 
Joe and Pat Vaccarino

July 08, 2019

Blessings and God’s grace to the entire Celotto clan. Appreciate the joy of knowing you all especially Al.
Marie

Visitation
Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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Friday, July 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
440 St. Joseph St
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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