Elmer Anthony Sticco passed away peacefully on July 10, 2023, in Winter Park, FL at age 98. He was born in Yatesville, PA on February 7, 1925, to parents, Antonio Sticca, and Eleanor Peta, from Castelmauro, Italy. He had four siblings Josephine Scarmella, Esther Tullo, John Sticca, all now deceased, and Julia Latone, of Delray Beach, FL.
Elmer graduated from West Pittston High School. He served his country for three years in World War II, as a sailor on the destroyer escort, USS Barry. He survived a Kamikaze attack in May 1945 off the Okinawa Coast and received three World War II medals including the Asian Pacific Campaign with one star for his service.
Elmer received a BS Degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He became a CPA during his employment with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. He had a very successful career in Executive Management and became President of International Controls Corp. (ICC). He also facilitated the creation of Isomedix, Inc., a New Jersey based company in the health services area. He finished his working career in Financial and Investment Services and was the co-founder of the Security Savings and Loan Association of Waterbury, CT and The Boca Bank of Boca Raton, FL. He had a passion for education and philanthropy which included contributions to the Florida Atlantic University Minority Scholarship Fund and Boca Raton Community Hospital, among others.
Elmer met the love of his life Gloria Massimo in Waterbury, CT and married her on September 2, 1946. Gloria predeceased him on December 10, 2009. He is survived by his two sons Lewis (Michelle) of Oldsmar, FL, and Alan (Varenka) of Saint Simons Island, GA, and daughter Susan (David) Beveridge, of Winter Springs, FL, nine grandchildren & twelve great grandchildren.
Elmer enjoyed golfing, traveling, collecting art, coins, reading and gardening.
Elmer authored a two-volume autobiography and family history books, with this dedication, “This history is proudly presented to our sons and daughter with heartfelt love and the appreciation of the joy and happiness that you contributed to our lives. I am grateful to our parents for raising us in the Catholic Faith, for a person without religion is a ship without a ruder, your mother & father leave the best of legacies, a well-educated family that is full of love and family devotion.”
The family wishes to acknowledge the love and support provided by Kay Alford, his daily care provider and Susan Tisdale, his dear friend and companion.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Funeral Home, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023.