Carmine “Buddy” Nicholas Botti, 89, of Myrtle Beach passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Portside Assisted Living at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1930, in Bellmore, N.Y., to the late Nicholas Botti and the late Marie Campanella Botti. He served his country with honor, courage and dignity as a MP in the U.S. Army. Mr. Botti retired from Grumman Aerospace as a group leader where he worked on the Lunar Excursion Module contributing to the Race for the Moon Project. He enjoyed crabbing and clamming on the Great South Bay in Long Island, N.Y., loved playing cards in his spare time and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his son, Douglas Botti and wife Doretta of Loris; three daughters, Patricia Padich of Myrtle Beach, Janet Fain and husband Glenn of Spring Hill, Tenn., and Nancy Rollino of Conway; fifteen grandchildren; an older sister, Nancy Rupolo of Long Island, N.Y. and twin sister, Camille Dunstan of Spring Hill, Fla.
He was predeceased by his wife of forty-six years, Marlene “Honey” Botti, and his daughter, Barbara Wagner.
Memorial services will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. and will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.
Sign Mr. Botti’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.