June 21, 1953 - January 29, 2021
WHITESBORO – Walter "Rod" Castelletti, 67, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Rod was born on June 21, 1953, in Burbank, CA, the son of the late Walter G. and June P. (Hillman) Castelletti. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended MVCC. On July 8, 1989, Rod married Charlene Hughes, a loving union of 31 years. Rod loved cars and the auto industry. He especially enjoyed working in the family business. His career spanned many years in the industry while at Castelletti Pontiac, Gee Chevrolet, Castelletti Auto, and Steet Toyota. Through the years he made numerous lifelong friendships. Surviving besides his beloved wife, Charlene are two sons, Marc R. Castelletti, Utica and James C. Castelletti, Frankfort. He had a close relationship with his brother, Francis Carl (Jean) Castelletti, Sauquoit; three sisters, Patricia (Charles) McGee, Camillus, with whom he shared a special bond, Nancy A. Castelletti, Camillus, and Marybeth A. Castelletti, Utica; in-laws, Dennis (Michelle) Hughes, Clinton, Jerry (Theresa) Hughes, Utica, and Gene (Lisa Yule) Hughes, Utica; aunts, Leah Hillman, Mary Alice Hughes, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Rod was predeceased by his parents, in-laws, William and Esther Hughes, and nephew, Trevor Hughes. Relatives and friends are invited and may attend a Celebration of Life officiated by Sister Maureen Denn on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Utica. Those wishing to attend services virtually may do so using the following link: www.youtube.com/c/JoeSalernoOLOL. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Utica. Please omit floral offerings and consider remembrances in Rod’s name to the Food Bank of Central New York (donatenow.networkforgood.org/foodbankcny) or a charity of your choice.
WHITESBORO – Walter "Rod" Castelletti, 67, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Rod was born on June 21, 1953, in Burbank, CA, the son of the late Walter G. and June P. (Hillman) Castelletti. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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