April 27, 1921 - February 20, 2011

Divine Corners, NY

Carlo I. Nybergh, 89, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at C.R.M.C. He was born in Poughkeepsie on April 27, 1921 to John and Ida Nybergh.

His family moved to Staten Island, NY three years later. His school career started at PS8 in Great Kills and he graduated from Curtis HS in 1939. He served with the 169th Infantry in the South Pacific during World War II attaining the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart at Luzon. Returning to civilian life, he entered the N.Y.F.D. He was later promoted to Lieutenant. During his 34 years of service he was stationed at various firehouses in Staten Island and Manhattan. He was also a member of the St. George Association.

He married Grace McNally in 1954 and lived in Eltingville for many years with his wife and their three children. Pop enjoyed finding a bargain, double coupons, listening to music and bantering with the waitresses in the diners he frequented in his later years.

He is survived by his children: Karen Nybergh Mariner, Nancy Nybergh, Karl Nybergh; grandchildren: Brandon Mariner, Sean Nolan, MaryGrace Nolan; son-in-law, Jeffrey Mariner; brother, John Nybergh and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace and his sister, Carol.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 28, at Scalia Funeral Home, 28 Eltingville Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island.

Many of Pop's interests revolved around food. In keeping with this, donations to your local food pantry in his memory would be appreciated.