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. Dear Carol,
    It is sadden to hear of the passing of my good and old friend Paul. We shared many memories together. I cherish the fond memory of us going to lunch, on June 26,09, at Charlie Browns in Penfield.I looked the date up in my journal.My thouights and prayers go to Paul, you and your family.
    Your friend from the past,

  2. We will always remember his kindness, his sense of humor and his love of life. Aunt Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Rob and Jill

  3. I received a card today from Cousin JoJo informing me of this terrible news. It is sad to say it has been 25 years since I have last seen Cousin Paul, but I remember our visit, and meeting you Carol, fondly. Family and friends were always the top of Pauls list. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him and loved him. I send my love to you all and my deepest sympathies to you Carol, Paulette, Cammie, and Perry, and all the California Catalano’s
    Cousin Jimmy Catalano
    son of the late Paul and Lucille Catalano
    Rochester NY

  4. rose m paugh says:

    Paul will be greatly missed. He was a great humanitarian and has left a legacy of servitude and generosity that will never be forgotten. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and the family. Rose and Marty Paugh

  5. Allie Weiss says:

    Papa, Papa, Papa:
    This morning I made our blueberry pancakes…and I just knew that you were with me. You were making things quite difficult for me you know??!!
    I missed my teacher and of course there was a Mickey pancake too!!
    Some time has passed but some how I keep thinking that you will be coming back, like we’ve just missed each other on our paths and that we will be meeting up soon.
    Thank you for continuing to visit me in my dreams and all the signs that you’ve placed along the way to bring a smile to my face like you always did
    I love you so so much and of course I like you too!!

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