Morse S. Caltabiano, 80, of Fulton, died Saturday at University Hospital, Syracuse after a brief illness.
A native of Schroeppel, he had resided in Fulton most of his life. Morse retired as a truck driver at Consolidated Freightways in East Syracuse after over 30 years. He brought the original Mr. Softee Ice Cream franchise to Fulton in the 1960Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s and worked as a foreman at the Mengel Box Plant in Fulton in the 1950Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s. Morse was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. He was a member of TeamsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Local 317 in Syracuse and the Volney Senior Citizens. He enjoyed walking, square dancing and was an avid college basketball fan with Syracuse and Duke being his favorites. Morse loved spending special time with his five great-granddaughters.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Theresa Caltabiano of Fulton; his daughter, Freda (Kenneth) Collins of Fulton; sons, Angelo Ã¢â‚¬Å“AndyÃ¢â‚¬Â Caltabiano of Aiken, SC, William (Nancy) Caltabiano of Warners and James (Monica) Caltabiano of Toronto; four grandchildren, Jamie Ruzekowicz, Jeffrey Larmondra, Michael and Kerri Caltabiano; five great-granddaughters, Jenna, Elena and Olivia Ruzekowicz, Emma and Adalyn Larmondra; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Alfia Caltabiano and three brothers, Peter, Anthony and Alfred Caltabiano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo Street, Fulton with burial at St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Contributions may be made, in memory of Morse, to the Mary & Charles Haney Fund, c/o Hematology-Oncology Dept., 140 West 6th Street, Suite 110, Oswego, NY 13126
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.