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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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

Rita Cleveland

November 2, 2018

Where do I start about this wonderful man! I'll never forget the day Carmen called me, telling me he wanted to stop working in the restaurant business and start up a little grass cutting business. He wanted encouragement from me so I said what does your heart tell you then follow your heart!! And with dedication and hard work he built his future. His first office was in my family room and i'm laugh while typing this....Steve Stowell and I would watch Day's of Our Lives while having lunch. "Unbelievable he would say to us, what the hell, I'm working my butt off and you guys are watching Soap Operas!!!
Work was just a word, he never stopped a workhorse and no job was too big. Jack of all trades. He worried about everything especially his crews, they were his guys!!!! Always finding new work, new builders. Trying to make a good living for all. He was bigger then life itself. A leader that we all followed.
His devotion and love for his parents was beyond words. But his children and Grandchildren where his passion. Fair and honest and loving to his siblings! Always asking " how are you doing, is there anything I can do for you?"
I lost my best friend, by third son, my boy! But when I pushed him a little to much he would call me his ball breaker and I knew those where loving words!!
So now we are left with this huge void to fill and the only way we can maybe find comfort is remembering the wonderful amazing times spent together with our families. The fun, food filled holidays, family reunions, weddings, birthdays, and simple dinners to just talk and have crabs. Remembering crazy days at the office, the times filled with laughter and serious talks and so so many events, too many to mention. But they will be repeating in my mind so I can get through your loss. My sweet boy, Rest in Peace and visit me in my dreams to comfort my sorrow and my broken heart.

I love you,
Retz (Aunt Rita)

Rae Donadio

November 2, 2018

Every memory with Carman is filled with laughter! We will miss him and his contagious smile! What a role model this man was to all that new him! I will miss you my friend.

Madison Gugliotta

November 2, 2018

My heart is broken. I honestly cannot believe I am writing this. I still don't believe this tragedy... When this page asked for my memory, my brain was bombarded with amazing times.. through the good and the bad Mr.Carmen was always like my second father. From taking me to Italy twice to introduce me to his amazing family, to taking me to Punta Cana, Ocean City, New Jersey, Florida, the endless random vacations for soccer, to teaching me how to shoot my first gun. Helping me calm down because I was so scared, i will never forget when i shot the gun, i looked at him literally shaking because of the power of the gun, he just started laughing!
So genuine, so kind..
I will never forget this last time traveling to Italy with him, there was a gold necklace i wanted so bad, i wanted to collect charms for my necklace to remember my Italian experience.. Mr.Carmen stayed in the jewelry store after i left, and bought me the charm i wanted, kept it for months, and then gave it to me for my 18th birthday.
Mr.Carmen was always into something, I will never forget the first time i ever went over to his house, i was so nervous to meet him! He was installing his dishwasher, and he gave me the warmest hug, like i have known him for years. He immediately started joking with me!
Another memory to portray how kind Mr.Carmen was, I was driving my car home from the Ravens game, and unfortunately got into a accident, extremely nervous to tell my father.. Mr.Carmen got my car fixed the next day, like new.
He taught me loyalty, respect, and love! Those were just a few, of hundreds of memories. Mr.Carmen had an amazing soul, so welcoming, kind, and loving.
He was always the life of the party!
Love you, my heart is with each and ever Caltabiano and Maceck.. You will never be forgotten, your jokes, and memories will always be told.. A father, son, nonno, uncle, godfather, and friend! You will never be forgotten, this is truly a heartbreaking time. My heart is heavy.

Christina Antonelli

November 2, 2018

Carmen,
You will truly be remembered for your contagious smile and your good heart. Your laugh could be heard from miles away. It has been a blessing to have you as a friend and someone I could always talk to and you never had judgement. I'm so thankful we were able to catch up a week ago. May you rest easy buddy.

To the family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You have an amazing guardian angel. Stay strong.


GUS EDWARDS

November 2, 2018

My Buddy,

You made cold days in the goose pit warm with laughter. You turned my landscape visions to reality.
Never a time that I didn't enjoy your company and finish the day with my jaw aching with pain from smiling so much. Every hunt every glance at your handy work I'll hear your voice and remember your laughter. Rest easy now my short friend.

Your buddy & friend
Gus and Jody Edwards

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