January 4, 1925 - February 2, 2018
Louis E. Nicastro “Gi-Gie” on February 2, 2018 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 93. Husband for 68 ½ years of devoted wife Nancy (nee Spera). Father of David Nicastro (Treacey) of Mullica Hill, Mark Nicastro (Maddy) of Mt. Laurel and the late Carlo Nicastro (Paula) of Medford and the late infant daughter Ruth. Grandfather of Matthew, Kristine, Elizabeth, Louis, Kyle and Taylor. Great-grandfather of Alyssa, Olivia, Harrison David and Connor. Gi-Gie was a WWII Navy Veteran, an Athlete, Educator, Track Coach and Chief Starter at Penn Relays for 37 years and starter at the 1984 Olympics. He was indoctrinated into Penn Relays Wall of Fame an April 6, 2003 as a member of the Northeast High School 1941 record breaking America Championship 2mile relay team. At NE, he won the Philadelphia 880 championship which brought several scholarship offers which were not accepted to enlist in the U.S. Navy. Three years coaching at Roman Catholic High School he won three Catholic track championships as well as the National Catholic Championship. In 1958 the 2-mile relay team, anchored by nephew, Pasquale, set National (world best) records in winning the National indoor 2-mile relay championship. Also set Penn Relays record in winning the American Championship. Three years as St. Joseph's coach he won two track and two cross-country championships. In 1965 he won the ICAAAA college x-country championship. Moving to U of P to coach with world renowned Irv Mondenschein as sprint & hurdles coach, his 400 meter hurdler won the Penn Relays American Championship and also selected as an NCAA All-American. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Thursday , February 8,2018, from 10am to 12pm at St. Thomas More RC Church, 1439 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Mass of Christian Burial 12pm Thursday at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carlo Nicastro Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Eastern Regional High School, 1401 Laurel Oak Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 or the Virtua Foundation, 303 Lippincott Dr., 4th Floor, Marlton, NJ 08053. To share condolences visit www.boucherfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by BOUCHER FUNERAL HOME, 1757 Delsea Dr., Deptford, NJ 08096.
Louis E. Nicastro “Gi-Gie” on February 2, 2018 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 93. Husband for 68 ½ years of devoted wife Nancy (nee Spera). Father of David Nicastro (Treacey) of Mullica Hill, Mark Nicastro (Maddy) of Mt. Laurel and the... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Louis E. Nicastro “Gi-Gie” on February 2, 2018 of Cherry Hill,...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Nicastro family.Send Flowers