Daniel C. Cestaro Way

Daniel C. Cestaro Way

By Robert Press


The corner of Morris Park Avenue and Hone Avenue by Side Street Sports is now Daniel C. Cestaro Way. Who was Daniel C. Cestaro, you might ask? Daniel was a husband, father, a businessman on Morris Park Avenue, and one of the founders of the Morris Park Community Association.
This street co-naming was made possible by Councilman Mark Gjonaj who has a fondness towards the Morris Park Community Association. He added life is not about how much money you have, it is leaving this place better than you found it. Daniel did that and he will now be remembered for that when people look up at Daniel C. Cestaro Way.
Former State Senator Jeff Klein was on hand to tell a few stories of how Daniel would help him on his various campaigns. Senator Klein said that Daniel was a man who loved his family, but he would always be at community meetings or events, and was one of the founders of the Morris Park Community Association. 
Current President of the Morris Park Community Association Al D’Angelo thanked Daniel for helping to put together the Morris Park Community Association, and said he hopes this can be a memorial to Daniel and the other founders.
Daniel’s Daughter Jaclyn spoke for the family saying that her father was loving and caring to 
her mother and sister, but was also caring for the community we lived in. He wanted to make it better for us and everyone who lived here. She thanked Senator Klein for his kind words about her father, and Councilman Gjonaj for the street co-naming. 
Councilman Mark Gjonaj speaks about Daniel C. Cestaro (in the picture), and his commitment to the Morris Park Community.
Former Senator Jeff Klein had only words of praise for his good friend Daniel, saying the community has lost one of its great leaders.

Daughter Jaclyn who spoke for the family thanked everyone for coming out to honor her father. She thanked Councilman Gjonaj for honoring her father, and Senator Klein for the kind words about her father. She said that her father attended PS 83, and then Columbus High School before joining the Air Force serving in the Korean War. She closed by saying that her father loved his family and his community. Thank you.


(L-R) Senator Jeff Klein, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, The husband of Daniel’s daughter Jaclyn., Daniel’s wife Linda, Daughter Jaclyn holding one of Daniel’s four grandchildren, and Daughter Melisa. 


After the unveiling of Daniel C, Cestaro Way, his wife Linda, and daughters Jaclyn and Melissa were given duplicate street signs as a remembrance of the day. The Morris Park Community Association was also given a sign to hang on the wall inside for all to remember one of the founders of the organization.

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