George Cariste, 70, of Marco Island, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Naples Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Perth Amboy, N.J., a son of the late Vincent and Anna (Haluska) Cariste.
George was a retired home builder from Colts Neck, N.J., who moved to Marco Island four years ago after visiting for 25 years. He was a member of San Marco Catholic Church, the 7-11 Club and the Italian American Club, all of Marco Island.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Shirley M. (Curtis) Cariste; his two daughters, Cynthia A. Cariste of Macungie, Pa., and Shirley A. Totin (Brian Gore) of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and a son, George P. Cariste, of Naples; four grandchildren, Charlie, J.D., Christie and Amy; and a great-grandson, John Daniel; sisters, Christine Marushak, of Sewarren, N.J., and Diane Zara of Fords, N.J.; and brother, Vincent Cariste of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and many wonderful friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, 577 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island.
Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Marco Island Cemetery with Father J. Patrick Boyhan, officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla., 34105.