Carmen (Carm) Louis Modestino, 85, of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, after a short illness.
Carmen was born on August 22, 1932 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, to Anthony and Pasqualena (Mastrogiacomo) Modestino.
Carmen retired from the Army National Guard wherein he served in several states. Carmen served as a Mason and Shriner including escorting “his kids” to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, LA and/or Galveston, TX. Carmen’s Masonic service included eye examinations annually for all students in Mustang Public Schools through VizAvance (Prevent Blindness).
In addition, he was a Godsend to many, through Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s (RSVP) Provide-a-Ride. He provided rides for senior citizens to their doctor appointments, waited through their appointment and returned them safely to their homes. He enjoyed working the Shrine Circus and of course riding his three wheeler with the India Shrine Broncos.
Carmen also participated in Civil War reenactments when he lived in New Jersey. Carmen enjoyed sports, particularly his football with the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots, depending on who was winning of course, He was an avid bowler, bowling in as least one league a week, and Carmen also enjoyed golfing.
Carmen is survived by wife Linda (Lin) of 39 years, son David Modestino and wife Patricia, of Woodstock, VA, and step-daughter, Christina Marshall, of St. Joseph, MO. He is also survived his sister Jeanne Conroy of North Brunswick, NJ, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Carmen was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Pasqualena, son Anthony Modestino, and two sisters Josephine Aldrich and Mary Pittman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the India Shrine Transportation Fund, (India Shriner’s, N.W. 36th OKC, OK) to support the continued transportation of “his shrine kids” to the hospitals.