Capt. Carmen Nicholas Maltezo, age 77, of Destin, Florida went to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Somerby Living facility where he spent the last three years as a resident.
Carmen was born on August 17, 1941 at Crestview Hospital to Capt. Nick and Lola Maltezo. He graduated from Troy State University with a degree in Marketing and also served in the Army and Army Reserves. Following graduation and completed service, Carmen worked for Sperry Rand in Huntsville, Alabama where he began raising his family, but the love of the sea and fishing brought him back home running private boats. His proudest moment fishing was captaining the High Life and winning the 25th Annual Fishing Rodeo in the Blue Marlin Division with a 367 lb 4 oz Blue.
Carmen is survived by his children, Tracie Maltezo, Derek Maltezo and Kevin Maltezo; grandchildren: Savannah Henry, Tarrah Henry, Britani McCardle, Makenzi Maltezo, Chase Beyne, Wyatt Maltezo and Camilla Maltezo; sister, Dale Maltezo Allen, and brother, Bobby John Maltezo; nephews: Scott Allen, Capt. Todd Allen, Barry Allen and Van Maltezo; niece: Nickie Maltezo Morris.
Carmen is preceded in death by his grandparents, John George Maltezo, a Destin boat builder, and Isabelle Maltezo of Destin; parents: Capt. Nick and Lola Maltezo of Destin.
A dockside service will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 306 Harbor Boulevard in Destin, officiated by Father Forest Mobley along with the rendering of Military Honors. Following the dockside service, the immediate family will board the Big John with Capt. Todd Allen for a Sea Burial Ceremony. Extended family members and friends are welcome to board the Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis (cousin) at the same location. Also, a Sea Memorial recognizing Carmen will be engraved on the obelisk monument in the Destin Cemetery.
The family offers a special thanks to Capt. Todd Allen, Capt. Tony Davis, Father Forest Mobley, Dale Allen, and the members of the honor guard for their generosity in providing the family with their time and services.
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