Paul R. Catalano

Paul R. Catalano

April 23, 1924 - December 21, 2009

Paul R. Catalano

April 23, 1924 - December 21, 2009


Paul Robert Catalano was born in Rochester, New York on April 23, 1924 and died December 21, 2009 in Mission Viejo, California.

He served in the European Theater in World War II and liberated his father’s hometown of Real Monte, Sicily. He retired as Western Regional Sales Manager of Critikon, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

He dedicated years of his life to volunteer service with the American Heart Association, Mission Hospital Foundation and Mended Hearts Chapter 216 in Mission Viejo, California.

He is deeply loved and dearly missed by his devoted wife, Carol, his children Paulette Kent Greenwald, Camille Ron Raffaniello, and Perry Maria Catalano, his sister Josephine Medina, his sister-in-law Patricia Catalano, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and his best friend and cousin Paul Catalano of Buffalo, New York. He was predeceased by his brother Charles Catalano.

His great loves in life were his family, music and golf. Our loss is great. We will all remember his charm, wit, intelligence, and incredible renditions of ‘O’ Sole Mio.’

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday December 28th at 12:30 PM at St. Killian’s Catholic Church in Mission Viejo. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Mission Hospital Foundation, Cardio Vascular Nursing Education Fund, or Mended Hearts Chapter 216, 28261 Zurburan, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Papa, ‘we love you and we like you too.’ Ciao Bella.

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37 responses to Paul R. Catalano

  1. We volunteered with Paul at the American Heart Association for many years. He was a delightful and caring gentleman — we will miss him.

  2. A.C. – our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I have many wonderful memories of U.P. and i am so happy that i was at your 65th bday party and got to hear UP sing “O’Sole Mio” to you. His love for life was an inspiration to all of us.
    Love always, Maggie and family

  3. Candy Luddy says:

    Dear Carol,
    So sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. Let all of your great memories comfort you in the days ahead. I know he made a big difference to many heart patients.
    Love, Candy Luddy

  4. Allie Weiss says:

    My dearest Papa:
    I thank you for teaching me how to love so deeply and unconditionally. I am so very blessed to have had you in my life for 21 years. I didn’t know how to cope for a while, but now I have come to realize that I now have my very own guardian angel watching over me all the time and now I can talk to you any time I please :
    Every In-N-Out burger I eat, every blueberry pnacake I make and all I do is for you Papa.
    I love you very much Papa and I like you too.
    CiCiao Bella.

  5. Dear Carol,

    Please accept my deepest and most sincere sympathies. Paul was a good man, and it was an honor to have known him.

    God Bless Paul and God Bless You.

    My prayers are with you both,


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