Alexander Caramanica, 95

Alexander (Alex) Caramanica, 95, husband of the late Phyllis Ann (nee Ross, Oehler), passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Woodbridge Place in Phoenixville, PA with his sons and daughters-in-law at his side.

Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary (nee Nofi) Caramanica.

Alex grew up in Port Washington on Long Island in a large, close-knit family. After school, Alex spent nearly 40 years at Grumman Aerospace in Engineering Support, working on programs, such as the Lunar Lander for NASA, and various civilian and military planes, such as the F-14, A-6, and E-2C, and Gulfstream GI and GII. In the 1980's, Alex and Phyllis started a business, Panda Country Primitives, sponsoring Amish crafters and featuring baskets, pottery, and other Americana furnishings, which they continued after retiring and when he and Phyllis moved to Doylestown, PA in 2001, until late 2023. Alex was a long-time resident of Northport, Long Island, where he was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport, where Alex and Phyllis married June 8, 1974 after the loss of their first spouses.

Surviving is his daughter, Donna Beardsall of Texas; stepson Ross Oehler, and wife Jane; stepson John Oehler, and wife Margaret, all of Pennsylvania; grandchildren William Beardsall, Nikki Lounder, Timothy Beardsall, Miranda Jordan, Shane McDuffy, Harry Oehler, Todd Oehler, Catie Oehler, and MacLeod Oehler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren, and grand-nieces and nephews. Alex is predeceased by his siblings John, Marian, Rita, Carmella, Lucy, and Theresa, and his daughter, Wendi McDuffy.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2024, at 11:00AM at First Presbyterian Church of Northport (330 Main St, Northport, NY 11768).

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My father says that Alex was his dad's cousin. Very sorry for your loss. 95 years old!
We would love to talk about family lineage if/when you are up for it! Nicholas Greggory (Greg) Caramanica, Arlington VA

~ Greg Caramanica Arlington, VA
7/10/2024 10:08:12 AM

Our sincere condolences to the family! Uncle Alec was a wonderful human being and always had a smile for us

~ Peter an Carol Mandras
7/8/2024 11:51:17 AM

Grandpa, though it was a shortened amount of time we were really beginning to truly reconnect and grandfather and grandson. You have pictures of my family that you enjoyed receiving and we would talk often and almost always about family and your life growing up. It was truly and honor and a loving privilege to have you as a grandparent and soul fulfilling as a friend and mentor. While I time was short getting reacquainted I charish it and hold it in my heart mind and body. We love you so much and will deeply miss your presence in our lives.

Love you always grandpa Alex!!
Love Tim, Danielle and Skyler

~ Timothy beardsall, Danielle pollard, and Skyler beardsall Cypress, TX
7/7/2024 3:39:42 PM