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ROTTERDAM – Germano Califano, 91, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Germano was born in San Giovanni e Paolo, Province of Caserta, Italy on October 20, 1923, a son of the late Raffaele Califano and Raffaela Sangiovanni. He immigrated to Schenectady in 1972 and began working at the Mt. Pleasant Bakery. In 1973 Germano began his employment with New York State, working maintenance for the Office of General Services, retiring in 1980. He was a communicant of the former Our Lady of the Assumption Church, now known as Our Lady Queen of Peace.
The Califano family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many loving family and friends who assisted in Germano's care at home, especially Josephine and Tony Tomaselli and also the staff at Capital Living, for the kind, compassionate and dignified care extended to Germano throughout his stay.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Vincenza Coppola Califano, whom he married on September 30, 1948, and she died on February 5, 1999; loving son, Raffaele Califano on July 7, 2013 and daughter, Raffaelina Califano on December 17, 1971; brothers, Olindo, Matteo and Leonardo Califano; sister, Angelina Califano; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pietro, Domenico, Mariangela and Giuseppina Coppola.
Germano is survived by his devoted children, Angela Posilovic and her husband Ivan, of Rotterdam, and Paolo Califano and his wife Anna, of Guilderland; loving grandchildren, Cristina Posilovic and her fiancé, Daniel Mangan, Michael Posilovic, Paul Califano and his wife Nicole, Danielle Califano and her fiancé, Christopher Carballeira, and Nicole Califano; great-granddaughter, Francesca Califano; sisters, Marietta Califano and Diamante Califano. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.
Services will be held on Thursday morning at 9 am from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street (at N. Jay) and then to St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street, where a Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Entombment will follow in Memory Gardens.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Germano's memory to the Joan Nicole Prince House, 22 Glenview Dr, Scotia, NY 12302, or to Shriners Children's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA, 01104-2396.