McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


February 21, 2013

John Frederick Carletti, D.D.S.



As a dear family friend aptly related about John, “Such a character, such a generous, loving and fun-loving soul who enjoyed all manner of life from poking around inside every one of our mouths to port hopping in the Caribbean, from kicking it in his cow pasture to tuxing it up on the Orient Express. I love how he’d find humor everywhere and in everything, and bring it home bursting with desire to share his stories and create new ones. A spark and sparkle; an instigator, a robust teller of tales and a most adorable, hard-working, spirited goofball.”

John Carletti was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Marguerite Carletti. He is survived by his wife Janice Carletti of the home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; four daughters, Cathy Morgan-DuPriest of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Karen and Rev. Greg Summers of Sapulpa, Nena and Todd Wadley of Plano, Texas, Gina and Rod Duncan of Lucas, Texas; son, Dr. J. Andrew Carletti, D.D.S. and Amy Carletti of Jenks, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Amanda Summers-Welch, Danielle Summers, Cole Duncan, Carli Duncan, John F. Carletti II, and Mia Carletti as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Salvation Army at 1721 South Hickory Street, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. \'a0 A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Burnett Mansion located at 320 South Main Street, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Friends may share a memory or sign the guest book at In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, The NSU Foundation-Scholarships, 812 N Cedar Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464, or the charity of your choice.

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