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Obituary for Carl R. Cicotello
Carl Richard Cicotello, 77, of Kershaw, South Carolina, passed away on September 18, 2019, at home. He was preceded in death by parents Louis J. and Katherine (Martsolf) Cicotello; brother Louis M.; wife Mary Leigh (Ussery) Cicotello; and daughters Cynthia C. McFarland and Celeste C. Haskins.
Born in Windber, PA, on April 27, 1942, Mr. Cicotello graduated from Windber Area High School. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was honorably discharged. During basic training at Fort Gordon, his unit conducted military exercises near Kershaw where he met his bride Mary Leigh Ussery. They later married in New York City. Mr. Cicotello received an associate degree from the Academy of Aeronautics in New York and in the late 1960s, the couple moved to Atlanta and raised their family there. He worked as a mechanical engineer for various companies until he retired to Kershaw with his wife.
Mr. Cicotello was an avid reader, especially newspapers, including The New York Times. He and his wife enjoyed shape note singing. His pastimes included hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, target shooting, making windchimes, and building model boats and airplanes. Mr. Cicotello was a collector of art prints and books related to the abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. He served on the Watershed Commission of Lancaster County and was a generous contributor to the Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church in Kershaw.
Mr. Cicotello is survived by brothers David M. of Murfreesboro, TN, and Timothy J. of Johnstown, PA; son-in-law Mark Micallef; granddaughter Melyssa Micallef of Atlanta, GA; son-in-law Jim McFarland and granddaughter Sofia Fe of Colorado Springs, CO; son-in-law Paul Haskins and granddaughter Madeline Haskins of Atlanta, GA, and grandson Samuel Haskins; sister-in-law Millie Yawn of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law Donna Sawyer, Martha Ussery, and Barbara (Ussery) Ogburn and husband Earl Ogburn of Kershaw; Luanne Ussery of Florence, SC; and Jennie Ussery of Richmond, VA; brothers-in law Charles Ussery and wife Pat; Patrick Ussery; and Rondall Ussery of Kershaw; brother-in-law James Ussery and wife Patricia of Omaha, NE; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Baker Funeral Home in Kershaw is assisting the family. A memory book for Mr. Cicotello is available online at bakerfunerals.com.