Carl Paradiso, 91 , banjo/guitarist that played and recorded with Frank Yankovic
some of the best recordings in Yankovic’s career, passed away on November 13th, 2011.
He passed away peacefully at Hospice House following a short illness. Carl was born
Nov. 30, 1920 in Cleveland. Carl was raised in Cleveland and graduated from Collinwood
High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during World War II where he performed
bond tours for the troops. He was a gifted vocalist and guitarist and a well known
name in the entertainment industry. He loved the game of golf and was a scratch golfer,
even in his later years. He was an avid Browns and Indians fan as well. He also had
a strong affection for his family pets, and spoiled them with love and attention.
Carl leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Pat (nee Cole); daughters,
Vikki, Carla, Pattie (husband Tim), and Pam; grandchildren, Scott, Carla Lee, Jeri,
Carrie, Devon, Dylan; and great grandchildren, Riley, Cameryn and Morgan; also survived
are many nieces and nephews that adored him, and all his friends at Airport Greens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Filomena (nee Orlando) Paradiso;
brother, Angelo; and sisters, Candida, Cinderella, Maria, Clare, and Lillian.