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Camillo A. Casciato


Camillo A. Casciato's Coast Guard Issued ID for the Sun Ship. Thanks to his son, Vince Casciato.

Camillo A. Casciato's Coast Guard Issued ID for the Sun Ship. Thanks to his son, Vince Casciato.

 

Camillo A. Casciato

(A biographical sketch contributed by his son, Tony Casciato, tony.four@verizon.net)

My dad, Camillo A. Casciato, known to most as Kelly, worked at Sun Ship as an electrical foreman during the war (WW II). In 1946 he started his own electrical contracting business working out of our house in Woodlyn. I remember in the late 40's we had his panel truck for transportation, no car. As we moved into the 50's we did have a car and two trucks for the business. It was always a small business with dad and one or two other electricians. Dad never laid off a worker because business was slow. Instead he and his electricians would do work on our house in slack times. My brother, Vince, and I also worked for him in the summer and other times during the year when school was out. That's how we both learned the electrical trade. Dad did all of the administrative work himself, estimating and contracting jobs, book work and accounting, as well as supervising and working the jobs himself. His business covered domestic electrical as well as small industrial electrical work. Dad retired in the mid 70's. The business stopped there as both Vince & myself had other careers going.

The business existed from about 1946 to the mid 1970's, about 30 years.

 

"Dad's date of birth was Oct. 26, 1904 Newtown Sq. Pa. He passed away in Dec,1981 while living in St. Petersburg,Fa." - Vince Casciato, son.

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