MASSENA - David Charles Carbino passed away in North Port, Florida on October 2, 2013, at the age of 84.
Mr. Carbino was born in Massena, New York in 1929, the son of the late Irving and Muriel Rooney Carbino. He graduated from Bradley University in May 1951, and married his beloved, Elta Jane Spear, the daughter of Morton and Bernice Spear of Massena, on June 17, 1951. In the fall of 1951, Mr. Carbino matriculated at New York University to pursue his M.B.A. In 1952, he joined his family’s business to work with his father and mother, Irving and Muriel Carbino, in Carbino’s Jewelry Stores in Massena and Ogdensburg, New York. Early in his career in retail he took over one of the family’s other businesses and successfully operated A-1 TV and Appliances at 45 Main Street, Massena until he retired in 1996. Any long term resident of Massena can remember Mr. Carbino’s tagline “See Dave and Save.”
He was very active in the Rotary Club, the Masonic Temple, where he served as the Master Mason in the early 1970s, and the Advent Christian Church, now known as Northside Community Church where he served as an usher, deacon, trustee, choir member, Sunday School teacher and lay pastor.
Mr. Carbino was a loving father and husband and lost his beloved Elta on December 11, 1991. He is survived by his three children, Jeffrey and Gregory Carbino and their wives, Roni and Brenda, and his beloved daughter Cheryl Carbino Sheets and her husband, Stanley; ten grandchildren, Morgan Menses-Sheets, Tia Le Brown, Jason Matthew Carbino, Brent Gregory Carbino, Bryan Jeffrey Carbino, Kristy Marie McGill, Stacey Lynn Brunet, Chanel Schleinkofer Carbino, Jessica Muriel Carbino and Arianna Paige Carbino; eight great-grandchildren, Paige and Parker Carbino, Teagan Brown, Grace and Grant Brunet, Lucy and Catie Menses-Sheets and Colby McGill, his wife, Madra Carbino and two former daughter- in-laws, Marcia Smith and Rose Marie Livelli.
All family and friends of the family are invited to a Memorial Service and luncheon to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Northside Community Church, 39 North Main Street, Massena, New York, where members of the Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial ritual during the services. The family would appreciate donations in his name to the Leukemia Society for further research on CMML or the Northside Community Church.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.