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 www.mertzfh.com
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