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CILETTA John Anthony
Birth: 9 May 1966 Philadelphia, Pa.
Death: 17 May 1987 aboard the USS Stark
Cause of Death: Iraqi missile attack
Burial: 27 May 1987 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
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Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated today for John J. Ciletta Jr., a policeman's son who grew up in
South Philadelphia and was among the 37 sailors who died May 17 in the Iraqi missile attack on the USS
Stark. He was 21.
Ciletta was raised in the Packer Park neighborhood. His late father was a Philadelphia police officer who
moved to Atlantic City to work for Harrah's Casino.
The younger Ciletta was graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1984.
He enlisted in the Navy in October 1984 and took his boot training at Great Lakes Naval Air Station in
Illinois. Because of his interest in missiles and electronics, he was transferred to the Naval base at
Mayport, Fla., where he became a petty officer 3rd class. He was assigned to the Stark in April 1985.
Ciletta is survived by his wife, Nancy; his mother, Kathleen Ciletta; a sister, Michelle, and his grandparents,
Vincent and Rose D'Ambrosio.
Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. today in Christ, King of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 26th and
Wharton streets. A para-liturgical service will be held at the church at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. A viewing will be
held from 7 to 9:30 tonight at the Carto Funeral Home, 2212-14 S. Broad St.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Philadelphia Daily News (PA) — Wednesday, May 27, 1987
CILETTA John Anthony (29 Jul 1943 - 29 May 1984)
D'AMBROSIO Kathleen Rose (21 Jun 1940 - 8 Mar 2016)
CILETTA Michelle ()
CILETTA John Anthony (9 May 1966 - 17 May 1987)
Marriage To ----- Nancy ()
Children by ----- Nancy
CILETTA John Anthony (13 Oct 1987 - 13 Oct 1987)
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