OBITUARY

Carmen Leon Pio Caltabiano

April 5, 1963October 30, 2018
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On October 30, 2018, Carmen Leon Pio Caltabiano, Green Scapes Unlimited Inc. owner; beloved son of Salvatore, Sr. and Vincenza Caltabiano; devoted father of Megan Thomas and her husband Timothy, Salvatore Caltabiano and his wife Kelly, Lucia Caltabiano, and Carmen Caltabiano, Jr.; loving grandfather of Faith and Shayne Thomas, Isabella and Sadie Caltabiano; dear brother of Nello Caltabiano and his wife Lisa, Salvatore Caltabiano, Jr. and his wife Rosemary, Anita Macek and her husband Timothy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Carmen was an avid hunter and loved to cook and entertain for family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Towson). Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carmen’s name to the Gary Lee Ryon, Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc., 5817 Sonny Drive Lothian, MD 20711. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Vincenza Caltabiano, Mother
  • Salvatore Caltabiano, Sr., Father
  • Megan Thomas, Daughter
  • Timothy Thomas, Son-in-law
  • Salvatore Caltabiano, Son
  • Kelly Caltabiano, Daughter-in-law
  • Lucia Caltabiano, Daughter
  • Carmen Caltabiano, Jr., Son
  • Faith Thomas, Granddaughter
  • Shayne Thomas, Grandson
  • Isabella Caltabiano, Granddaughter
  • Sadie Caltabiano, Granddaughter
  • Nello Caltabiano, Brother
  • Lisa Caltabiano, Sister-in-law
  • Salvatore Caltabiano, Jr., Brother
  • Rosemary Caltabiano, Sister-in-law
  • Anita Macek, Sister
  • Timothy Macek, Brother-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Gary Lee Ryon, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carmen Leon Pio Caltabiano

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Barry Bland

December 31, 2018

I went to school with Carmen at Mount Saint Joe. Class of 1981. I left Baltimore in 1982 and served in the U.S. Army for 15 years. Carmen was a great friend I remember his yellow vehicle can't remember the year and make but we used to cruise around in it. He was a Real Friend i will miss him so much. May God be with you all. Retired Sgt. Barry C. Bland
Omaha, Nebraska

Jenn Kidd

December 2, 2018

Carmen, I think about you and your family all the time. My heavy heart misses you and how I always thought we would get to hang out more. You offered to have me and Jim over for dinner and that was 2 months ago, I should have made plans right then and there. That was the last time I got to hear your voice! It saddens me to know that will never happen again. You were always a blast to have around and a heart of gold. We always had so much fun with our families, from soccer, to bull roast and the pocono house and whatever fun ideas you had...we all went along!

My love goes out to the family, thinking of you all always!

Lucia Caltabiano

November 29, 2018

You will always be my best friend. Until we see each other again..... I promise to keep hustlin and grindin like you did everyday and finish the things you weren’t able to finish and do them how you wanted them to be done.

I love you Dad.

Love your best friend,
Chia Hamm

Nello Caltabiano

November 26, 2018

Carmen it’s been about a month and still can’t believe you are gone. My goodness Every day another memory passes through my mind about all the good times we had when i was living in Maryland. From hammer jacks to other clubs. You and your 20 different color Levi corduroy pants and earth shoes. Then there was the chaps cologne. I tried to find a bottle to send you with but couldn’t find it. Oh yeah and when you thought it was so funny handing me a hot pan of Sicilian pizza when i had no gloves. You got a kick out of that. But i got you back with the Philly cheesesteak that ali threw at you. Ah cuz you left way too soon. I promise to find that cologne and bring it up to you one day. By the way remember this picture on my bachelor party. We didn’t make the whole party. Ok rest easy Cuz. Love from Brooklyn Nello.

Lisa Caltabiano

November 26, 2018

When I think of Carmen, I think of his childlike enthusiasm. I think about how "impossible" was not in his vocabulary. I think about how ideas seemed to go through his mind and come flying out of his mouth at rapid fire and you couldn't help but get excited to hear his excitement about a new business scheme or coming up with a new way to do things. I think about his huge heart and unwavering generosity. I think about the dinners and parties he hosted at his home and the incredible space he created to entertain family and friends. I think about what a great dancer he was and how he made every party or wedding more fun just because he was there. I think about the love he had for his children and grandchildren and how he lit up the minute they entered the room. I think about the great times we've had over the years... traveling to Las Vegas and Barcelona and all the fun times in between. I think about the time he hired a male dancer as a gift for my bridal shower and how we still laughed and cringed at the thought 30 years later. I think about how he loved to cook and he loved to enjoy a good meal. I think about all the glasses of red wine we've enjoyed together and the occasional deep conversations we had about faith. My heart smiles when I think about Carmen calling me for spiritual counsel and asking me to pray for him. I am so happy to have known this amazing man for the better part of my life and the memories of his larger-than-life personality will slowly replace the heavy grief we feel right now. Carmen, I know that somehow, some way, you are moving your way up to a prime seat at the banquet table with Jesus. We will miss you every day!! And when you see my Mom and Dad, tell them I love them, will ya? Love you!

victor peguero

November 6, 2018

I met Mr. Caltabiano at a home fair two years ago. He was a very energetic person and excited about what his company had to offer. I didn't have the opportunity to undertake a project at that time but I made sure to keep his business card for the future.

I was scheduled to meet with Carmen and Jon Williams, of Green Scapes, on Monday regarding a project at my home. I just found out today of his passing when I called the office and heard the message regarding his passing. I wish to extend my condolences to the family of Mr. Caltabiano as well as his Green Scapes family.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Victor Peguero

PHIL DAY

November 5, 2018

I first met Carmen in 1985/86 when we danced together on TV on the show Shakedown. He was so full of life, and so genuine that he made an immediate impact on my life. In later years, he made visits to my restaurants in Harford County, and we laughed and reminisced about the show, and the fun we had.

My prayers for strength and peace to the entire family...Carmen was a beautiful spirit, and a kind, genuine soul. He touched a lot of lives, and his love and friendship is his legacy. God bless...

Michele and Earl Robinson

November 4, 2018

It's hard to begin writing about someone so special. Carmen is one in a million. Great Father, Great Friend, Great Businessman. We ALL loved him. I feel like I have lost a brother. If you were ever down, all you had to do was call Carmen and you'd be laughing in 10 seconds. We know he is in Heaven now, smiling down and making them all laugh up there, like he did for us down here. Rest in Peace my Brother!

To the Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope it gives you some comfort to know just how loved Carmen truly was!

Marco Caltabiano

November 3, 2018

I think everyone that has known my Uncle Carmen would agree that he lived life to the fullest. He was always ready for an adventure, whether it was in life or in business, your idea or his. Over the past few months he's been so willing to help me with a possible career change. First, he was ready to get The Italian Stallion pizza business up and running again, with "the perfect location" and me running it. And most recently, I pondered the idea of a food truck, and of course he was on board. He even brought back an arancini mold from his trip to Italy, just so I can test it out. His entrepreneur spirit is one of the many things I will take to heart and carry on. One of my fondest memories was when he helped get ravens playoff tickets for my brother Geaton and I to see the “mile high miracle“ in person. I can still picture him with his custom hard hat and a stuffed raven on top. Just like in his every day life, he was the center of attention. Even the local Denver fans we’re loving it! That is a memory I will cherish forever, and I am so glad I got to experience it with him. Love you Uncle Carmen

Love Marco

Egidio Ferraro

November 3, 2018

Caro Carmen,

A pochi giorni della tua prematura scomparsa ancora stento a crederci, tu che dovevi farci un altra sorpresa a novembre e già ti aspettavo con ansia.
Il mese scorso ci sussurasti che a breve ci saremmo visti più spesso...
Ci siamo conosciuti troppo tardi ma è stata subito fratellanza, a meno di un giorno insieme mi dicesti siamo gemelli forse perché eravano molto simili, mi ricordo queste parole "semu i stissi e ora su trubuli" ci capivamo guardandocci negli occhi, era festa, felicità e allegria.
Sei e resterai il mio gemello, persona di mille e più valori umile gentile sorridente uomo delle tante idee.
Ci siamo persi troppo presto perché ancora avevamo tanto da fare e progettare.
Un pensiero nostro più caro va ai tuoi genitori i tuoi fratelli i tuoi figli e nipoti.
Adesso manchi a molti.
Sarai sempre vivo nei nostri ricordi e nel nostro presente.
Ti vogliamo bene.
Baci
Egidio Antonella Martina e Federica

Biography

On October 30, 2018, Carmen Leon Pio Caltabiano, Green Scapes Unlimited Inc. owner; beloved son of Salvatore, Sr. and Vincenza Caltabiano; devoted father of Megan Thomas and her husband Timothy, Salvatore Caltabiano and his wife Kelly, Lucia Caltabiano, and Carmen Caltabiano, Jr.; loving grandfather of Faith and Shayne Thomas, Isabella and Sadie Caltabiano; dear brother of Nello Caltabiano and his wife Lisa, Salvatore Caltabiano, Jr. and his wife Rosemary, Anita Macek and her husband Timothy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Carmen was an avid hunter and loved to cook and entertain for family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Towson). Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carmen’s name to the Gary Lee Ryon, Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc., 5817 Sonny Drive Lothian, MD 20711. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com