Benedict T. Castriota, 72 of Bethlehem, died July 24, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Thomas and Anna (Fichera) Castriota. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Gunning) Castriota for 13 years and of the late Rose Marie (Matteo) Castriota.
He was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict. He was in the U.S. Army in active and reserve duty for 29 years, retiring as a chief warrant officer 3.
He was a police officer with the New York Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) in the Helicopter and Highway Patrol Division for 23 years, retiring in 1989.