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OBITUARY

Carlos Alberto Palasciano

October 1, 1947June 13, 2020

Carlos Alberto Palasciano was born on October 1, 1947 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died June 13, 2020 at the age of 72 years, surrounded by his family.

Carlos immigrated to the United States in March of 1963, with his parents and siblings, settling in Rochester, N.Y. He remained in Rochester and graduated from Monroe High School as well as St. John Fisher College, before moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he obtained a Masters in Spanish literature from the University of Pittsburgh.

Carlos moved to the Dallas area in 1973, where he embarked on his professional career in pharmaceutical sales, sales management, and marketing, which spanned more than forty years. He was employed by several pharmaceutical companies over the years including Hoechst-Roussel, Biogen, Serono, and Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals. He was a successful businessman and won many professional awards.

Carlos was always very energetic and athletic. He was an avid runner, soccer player and fan. He played college soccer and continued to play and coach soccer for many years. In his later years, he gave up running for swimming and became a long distance swimmer. He was a regular at the lap pool at Lakeway Swim Center. He also loved to walk the beautiful trails of Lakeway with his beloved dog, Boston.

Carlos met his wife Sue in the pharmacy at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and they were married in 1978. They lived many years in Coppell, Texas where his family were members of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was president of the homeowners association and the Coppell Soccer Association. He also helped start the soccer program at the Highlands Catholic School in Irving, Tx where his sons attended school.

Carlos and Sue moved to Lakeway in 2005 and joined Emmaus Catholic Church. Carlos was active in many aspects of parish life as a Eucharistic minister, mass coordinator, lector, and for the last three years as the Director of Liturgy, a role he truly loved.

Carlos was always very active and willing to take a leadership role in anything he was involved in! He was a man of many interests and with many ideas and he loved to discuss them! He did not know a stranger, everyone was his friend. He was a man of deep faith who believed in sharing it through his actions. His true gift was connecting people to each other and involving others in many areas of service, all while helping them realize that it was their idea all along. Carlos was always a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a truly amazing person.

We wish to thank the entire staff at Ascension Seton Main Hospital, most especially the nurses on 4 West ICU for their loving and compassionate care during his illness.

Carlos is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Sue; two sons Michael Palasciano (Veronica) of San Antonio, Texas and Elliott Palasciano of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Kristen Palasciano Gullott (Chris) of Alexandria, Virginia; three grandchildren Bianca Palasciano and Keating and Cullen Gullott; brother George Palasciano; sister Grace Weiland (Rod); sister-in-law Anne Palasciano ; and close cousin Dr. Henry Punzi (Donna) ; sisters-in-law in-law Dee Beaudet (Ernie) and Laura Weiss (Steve); brother-in-law Jim McMurray (Kathy) and eighteen nieces and nephews ; Sue’s parents, Ken and Bonnie McMurray ; and his much loved pets Boston, Leroy and Molly.

Carlos was preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Nelida Palasciano and his brother Victor Palasciano.

A Celebration of Life memorial mass will be held Saturday July 11, 2020 at 1pm at Emmaus Catholic Church, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd., Lakeway, Texas 78734.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Services

11 July

Celebration of Life Memorial Mass

1:00 pm

Emmaus Catholic Church

1718 Lohmans Crossing Road
Lakeway, Texas 78734

11 July

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Emmaus Catholic Church

1718 Lohmans Crossing
Lakeway, TX 78734

Memories

Carlos Alberto Palasciano

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Melanie DeMayo

July 7, 2020

Dear Family & Friends: Carlos made the world a better place. The Light of Jesus of Nazareth was obvious through Carlos. His smile, his Gentle demeanor, leadership qualities, intellect , & caring nature struck me the first time I met him. I always equated EMMAUS with Carlos. Although our paths have not crossed with Carlos since 2017, we remember him well . We Grieve with you and look forward to reuniting in Heaven. Prayers for you all. Melanie & Donny

Judy and Harry Armstrong

July 6, 2020

Sue and all who loved Carlos,
Our hearts ache that Carlos is gone. He touched the lives of so many with his beautiful smile and gentle ways.
Rest In Peace Carlos.

Dayna Culwell

July 5, 2020

Every Wednesday when I was headed to Adoration, Carlos was busy as a bee, always taking care of something for the church. He was always cheerful about it too. Bill and I are grateful to have enjoyed dinner with he and Sue at a St. Patrick's party at the Dooleys. I share his immense love of Buenos Aires and the stories he shared with us about his home.

Scott Tracy

June 20, 2020

Sue, Carlos was a beautiful man with a beautiful heart, and a heart for service and the Lord. He always exemplified the best. he will live in all of us, as a role model to do better. Much love to you and your family, Scott and Von Tracy

Julie Buchanan

June 19, 2020

Sue, I am so sorry for your loss! My parents are friends with you. My stepson and I were familiar with Carlos’s friendly smile and personality. We are responsible for one day of the Emmaus’ candle ministry and have seen Carlos many times through that venture. We also know that Carlos has supported my stepson at Randall’s and has put in many kind words which have been appreciated. The Carlos we knew was full of life and happiness. We are thankful he crossed our path and was part of our lives. Emmaus will not be the the same without Carlos’ smile and endearing personality. We will miss him!

Carol Dooley

June 19, 2020

Dear Sue, I honestly have no idea what to say. My heart is broken. Stay strong and know there is a lot of love and many prayers from me to you. Love, Carol

B.J. Shaw

June 17, 2020

Carlos and I were co-workers from the early 70's until the mid-90's. But, we were also friends through all those times. A characteristic I always could depend on was that Carlos had no "hidden agendas". What I saw was the genuine article. Time and geography separated us for all the years since our working days. But, comments here by more recent acquaintances reflect the years did not change Carlos. Rest well, buddy. You did good.

Bob Austin

June 17, 2020

Simply put, Carlos made the world a better place.

Never shy to express his faith, or his convictions, Yet always was humble and maintained empathy for the less fortunate.

Most Important, Carlos loved Sue and his family and my heartfelt condolences go to all of you.

Hal Hirsch

June 16, 2020

Sue and the family,
Carlos was unique. We had many fun moments. If it was reminiscing about Rochester NY, or Dallas, or the stock market, we had many great moments. Sometimes we even stopped talking to swim!
Carol and I send our condolences. We share in your loss and will always remember Carlos with the most positive thoughts.
Thank you for sharing a super friend.
Hal and Carol Hirsch

Al Malek

June 16, 2020

I knew Carlos for 5-6 years. He was an intelligent man on many subjects we talked about. He was as part of our swim team. I am very sorry for such lose to his family. God a Bless

FROM THE FAMILY