Charles Bartolo Prestipino
- August 12, 1921 - August 2, 2012
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
of Charles' Passing
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“Every once in awhile I take a peek at the internet looking for my old Spartanburg friends. Hopefully Jimmy and Carl remember me as the only girl that...Read More »
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“My family's thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had the pleasure of growing up with Jimmy and enjoying hospitality from your Dad and Mom.
2 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Wilson - Fort Mill, SC
“Tony, Mike, Carl and Jimmy,
I just learned of your dad's passing and am so saddened at your loss. I still have fond memories of your dad, mom and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Binky Maness - Spartanburg, SC
“You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
4 of 12 | Posted by: Felicia Looper - Greenville, SC
“TONY. CARL - I am aorry to learn of the death of your Dad and I wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you in the days to come. It is always...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: NANCY kIMBERLAIN - sPARTANBURG, SC
“Dear Mike and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in loss of your father, Charles. We know he will be sorely missed by all his family and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon and Deb Summey - SC
“Extending our deepest sympathy to the entire Prestipino family.
We met Charlie, Suoma and the rest of the family at the wedding of our daughter...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Vera and Lou Morvai - FL
“Tony and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we will not be able to attend the services. Great picture of your dad! I never saw him...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jimmy and Susan Montgomery - FL
“Dear Carl & Family...we want to express our deepest sympathy to the Famliy of Charles Presitpino. to Carl who i have known for over 30 years at RRD...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Wayne & Carol Seay - SC
“Dear Tony and Family,
We were so sorry to read about the death of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you, and all...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Richard & Joyce Strawhorn - Moore, SC
“I was in Carl's hogh school class and have known the family since the mid 60's, We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Chuck and Kim Hanning - Savannah, GA
“I have know Jimmy since kinder garden in Spartanburg. I spent many a night at the Prestipino's house growing up on the street back them. I was...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John and Tamara Hanning - Selma, AL
Charles Bartolo Prestipino, 90, of Spartanburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. The eldest of six children, Charlie was born in Milford, NH, on August 12, 1921, to the late Anthony Charles and Virginia Patti Prestipino. He was preceded in death by Suoma, who was his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years; his brother Vincent; his sisters Olivia, Rose, and Mary; and his grandson, Ryan.
Charlie received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in 1946 and received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth in 1947. After college, he worked for Bigelow Sanford Carpet Company in Thompsonville, Connecticut for four years before accepting an offer of employment with Milliken & Company as an accountant in 1956. In 1960, he became Director of Operation Research for several plants. One year later, he transferred to Manufacturing Operations. Over the years Charlie managed several area textile plants for Milliken but spent most of his time at Drayton Mill. He retired from Milliken & Company in 1981.
A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served nearly four years. He attended St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Spartanburg Development Association and the YMCA. He served on the board of Junior Achievement for several years.
Charlie is survived by his brother Bart and wife Lin, of Milford, NH; four sons; six grandchildren; and one great grandson: Tony and Sarah Prestipino of Pinehurst, NC, and their children Tony Jr. and Libby Prestipino of Columbia, SC; Kelly and Jason Risk of Wayne, PA, and their son and Charlie's great grandson, James Robert Risk; Michael Prestipino and his son Sean of Spartanburg, SC; Carl and Susan Prestipino and their daughter Niki of Spartanburg; and James and Susan Prestipino of Fishers, IN, and their children Ally and Kevin.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2012, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, August 6, 2012, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, by the Rev. Timothy M. Gahan. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304; or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 161 North Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
Charlie had a long and well-lived life. His unassuming patience, kindness, and wisdom will be missed.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel