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CARINGI, Ernest Joseph aka Steve Drexel Born December 23, 1931, in Mechanicville, N.Y. Passed away April 17, 2010, in Quartz Hill/Lancaster, Calif., of lung and bone cancer. He grew up in Mechanicville, N.Y., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., went to school in Mechanicville and Boston University. He was in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He has lived in the Antelope Valley for 19 years. Career includes SAG, actor of 37 TV and stage shows and 33 movies. Was a writer and producer of several productions. He and his parents owned and operated Panzas Lazy Susan in Hollywood for approximately 25 years, a supper club and hang-out for the stars in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He is survived by his wife Hildegard Caringi, cousins in New Jersey, up state New York, South Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Brazil, Italy and family on his wifes side in Germany. Preceded in death by his parents Ernest B. and Molly Panza Caringi, grandparents Joseph and Theresa Panza, Dominik and Mary Caringi. Viewing will be held at 12 noon with Services at 1 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2010, both at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster. Entombment will follow at Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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