Michael Carestio

Michael R. Carestio

Friday, March 3rd, 1922 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Carestio, Michael R. (American Flag) - April 1, 2020 - Age 98 - Beloved husband of the late Emily J. (nee Jamieson) Carestio. Loving father of Robert M. (Christine), William G. and Barry J. (Betty Reinhart) Carestio. Cherished grandfather of Julie, Jeff (Melissa), Cyndi (Patrick), Cathy (Scott), Jamie (Katherine) and Jeremy (Carmen). Great grandfather of Zoe, Olivia, Sophia, Bella, Blake, Logan and Maizey. Dear brother of the late Ralph Carestio, Katherine Thompson and Daniel Carestio. Also survived by nieces, nephews and friends. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Mike proudly served our country as a member of the US Army/Air Force. He served as a Bombardier during World War II on a B-24 Liberator witth the 8th Air Force out of England. Mike was a longtime parishoner of Blessed Sacrament Church. If memorials desired, they may be made in Mike's memory to Hospice Foundation of WNY, Inc. Arrangements by C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Please share condolences at
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    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    1411 Delaware Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14209
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Marie Mandly Zehler

Posted at 07:24pm
My deepest condolences for the loss of your father.
I have such fond memories of your entire family many years ago when we were just kids. When I read his notice those memories came flooding back. I still have a photo of us kids.
I’m sure your parents and mine are square dancing in heaven.
Take care and God Bless.
MARIE Mandly Zehler.

Jill Renee

Posted at 02:53pm
Mike (and Emily) were our neighbors on Parkhurst for a wonderful 17 years...we lived right next door at 48. I couldn’t have asked to grow up next to more loving and caring people. My family and I are so saddened to hear this news and send our condolences to all.
God bless you in this time.
Love Jill, Samantha, Greg and Diane Wisniewski

Robert Fergus

Posted at 01:10pm
Our deepest sympathy to Mike's family..Buckeye friends Marge and Bob Fergus

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