Carmine S. Celeste, 91, of Center Township, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016.Born October 1, 1925, in Monaca, he was the last surviving child of the late Sam and Antoinette (Foglietta) Celeste. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II and was a retired employee of Babcock & Wilcox where he worked as a machinist. Carmine was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. His kindness and friendliness showed throughout his life, and, even with a cane at 90 years of age, he still opened doors for women. A generous man, the family often said that every charity in the world had Carmine’s name on their donor’s list. He was particularly fond of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Carmine was a volunteer with the Alliance for Consumer Protection for over 25 years and assisted with transportation for Meals on Wheels.An accomplished musician, playing accordion, organ and guitar, Carmine performed with the “Blue Serenaders” in his 20’s where he met his wife, Anne, at an event where his band was playing. They were united in marriage on September 16, 1950. Over 56 years ago Carmine built his family home in Center Township himself, and along with his friend, Frank Gecina, worked evenings after work in the steel mill and on weekends to complete it.A skilled and talented craftsman, Carmine enjoyed inventing, making furniture and creating ingenious items to make life easier for family and friends. He owned two patents on items he designed, one of which was a side arm desk, and he won the Mechanix Illustrated “Golden Hammer” award for a reflecting telescope that he built. Family and friends were always bringing over broken items for him to fix. His great-nephew as a small child once commented, “Uncle Carmine can fix it. Uncle Carmine can fix anything!”He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Suzanne Trbovich and her husband, Joseph, of Brighton Township and Marie Celeste Gilberg of Mt. Lebanon and four grandchildren, Michael and Mark Trbovich and Emily and Matthew Gilberg.In addition to his parents, Carmine was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann V. (Marbich) Celeste on February 17, 2016; an infant daughter, an infant son and a sister, Anna (late Joseph) Taormina.Friends will be received Friday, October 21st, from 11 a.m. until the time of blessing service at 1 p.m. at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.Thanks goes out to the professional, loving and caring staff of LifeCare Hospital of Pittsburgh for their compassion during “Pap’s” stay.The family wishes to fulfill Carmine’s request of no flowers or memorial contributions and suggests honoring him by doing a good deed.Carmine Accepted the hand of his beloved angel, Anne, 66 years ago when they married and again as he met her in Heaven.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.