Obituary of Jerry Castiglia
Jerry was a one-of-a-kind man. Born and raised in West New York, he dedicated his time and talents to doing everything he could to support causes in and around Buffalo. He retired from Pratt & Lambert United paint company as CEO in 1996 after many years with the company. He was also very involved in many organizations around town, having served as president of the Nichols School Board and The Buffalo Club, and chairman of the Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy and the Canisius College Board, just to name a few. He was very involved with the Catholic church and served in many capacities both at the Seminary and with Catholic Healthcare groups. His services to his community are too many to list.
Despite having so many volunteer obligations and knowing so many people in his community, Jerry was a humble and kind man. He always took the time to listen and made you feel like you were the only person in the world he wanted to see. He always made time for his wife, Barbara, and their two beloved children. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He and Barbara travelled extensively whenever they could. India, Israel, Egypt, China, and Greece are just a few of the places they visited. Jerry enjoyed ski trips. His wife preferred boating, and he happily indulged this hobby for many years.
Castiglia, Joseph Jerry of West Falls, NY, passed away after a brief illness on September 19, 2017. Beloved husband of Barbara J. Castiglia; loving father of Dr. Gregory J. (Valerie) and Wendy K. Castiglia Amato; dearest grandfather of Jeremy, Alexandra, Bradley, Olivia, and Nina; brother of Mae (late Ralph) Jeswald and the late Anna Marie (Donald) Fregelette; uncle to many nieces and nephews; and son of the late Angelo and Carmella Castiglia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements with LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. (716-627-2919). Online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.