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Carman Scotti

Carman Lawrence Scotti looked forward to turning 94 this month. He passed away peacefully in the early morning of February 12, 2016 after a short illness. Carman was born in Philadelphia on 25 February 1922 to the late Michelina Scotti (nee: DiNatale) and the late Vincenzo Scotti. He attended St. Mary of the Eternal school and then Northeast High School, graduating in 1939. He had a brother, the late Adolph J Scotti, and a sister, the late Mary S. DiPietro.
Carman enlisted into the Army within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1942. He was a Radio Operator and earned the rank of T/5 Corporal. He landed not once, but twice on the beaches of Normandy, serving with the 474th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion The Skylighters. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he served for more than 30 years as an Industrial Engineering Technician (GS-10) at the Defense Supply Agency in Philadelphia.
He was the beloved husband to the late Josephine Ann Bechta. They were married for 23 years and enjoyed dancing, taking cruises and traveling to visit their children and grandchildren.
Carman is survived by: Matthew and Bernadette Bechta, and their sons Andrew and Alexander; Mark and Eileen Bechta, and children: Danny, Emily and the late Maria Bechta; Mike Bechta and his sons Michael and Paul Bechta, Joanne and Jim Dugan and their children Josh and Jesse; David and Kim Bechta, and their children Vincent and Alea; and Carolyn and Michael Devine, their sons Timothy and Nicholas, his partner Bridget and great grand-daughter Ava Mary Devine.
He was a great supporter, with leadership positions in the Sons of Italy and the Knights of Columbus. He was a very generous donor to many charitable organizations.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral on Friday February 19th at 10 AM in St. Bartholomew's Church. His funeral Mass will begin at 11 AM and his interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Bartholomew's Church, 5600 Jackson St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 are appreciated by his family.

Arrangements by McCafferty-Sweeney Funeral Home of Torresdale Avenue, John Barnes Supervisor, 215.333.0500

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