John William Carino, 92, of Columbia, S.C. died, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
He was born in New Britain to the late Santo and Eva Moley Carino. John bravely served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a Professional Engineer and retired from General Electric where he had developed numerous patents during his career. He also worked for MEPCO/Electra and North American Philips.
He loved gardening and fishing. He was co-founder of Charlie-O fishing lures and invented the Carin-O lure which is considered a collectable among bass fisherman. He was a Boy Scout Troop Leader for many years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Theresa Carino of Columbia; children, John Carino Jr. of Gilbert, S.C., Catherine Carino of Phoenix, Ariz., David Carino (Lisa) of Sumter, S.C, Janice Carino Chestnut(Sonny) of Sullivan’s Island, S.C. and Margaret Carino (Herb) of Glendale, Ariz.
Besides his parents and many brothers and sisters, he is predeceased by his daughter, Nancy Carino.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Rex Morgan, Gina and everyone at Palladium Hospice.
The Celebration of Life Service will be, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 2 p.m. at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com .
Arrangements entrusted to McAlister Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 843-884-3833.