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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.
(A biographical sketch contributed by his son, Tony Casciato, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
"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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