Clyde Joseph Caracciolo was a spirited, confident man who enjoyed cracking jokes and making those around him laugh with his quick wit and funny stories. He enjoyed life to its fullest and valued spending time with family and friends while reminiscing about all his adventures from his younger days.
Clyde was born on October 25, 1933 in Arima, Trinidad to the late Harry & Mabel Caracciolo. He worked as a Radio Technician for International Air Radio, dealing with aircraft avionics. This position allowed him to travel all over the world and meet many different people. From his travels, he saw an opportunity to relocate his family to Toronto, Canada in order to provide access to opportunities beyond what Trinidad could offer at the time. While in Canada, he forged life-long friendships and created a solid foundation for his family to flourish. He later seized another opportunity to relocate his family to the United States when he discovered what he described as “the best of both worlds” in Tampa, Florida…North American opportunities with a Caribbean climate.
Throughout his life, Clyde was always an exceptionally hard worker, constantly lent a hand to a friend, neighbor or co-worker and on many occasions offered his home as a place to stay for family members in need. He was fiercely protective of his family, always put their needs before his own and never took any crap from anyone…ever. We were blessed to learn so much from his example. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
On May 27, 2022, Clyde Joseph Caracciolo was called home to our Beloved Father in Heaven. He is the brother of the late Joyce, Louise, Alvin, Olive, Cleveland and Neal.
He is survived by his wife Ingrid and their children Alicia (Brian) and Gina; his son Wayne (Debbie); grandchildren Andrew (Laura), Nico, Alexis, Aliya and Anthony; great-grandchildren Bryson and Kendric; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his sisters Peal and Roslyn and his brother Alan.