John Vincent Odato Sr., 71, a resident of Big Indian, went to be with his Lord on Monday June 16, 2014 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.
He was born April 3, 1943 in Queens, the son of John and Victoria (Parvis) Odato. John married Michelle Forgenie at St. Dominic in the Virgin Islands.
He was a entrepreneur operating the Beach Resort in St. Croix and Railroad Pizza and the Starlight Motel in Big Indian.
John served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed sailing and was an excellent chef. He was a very active member of The Catskill Mountain Christian Center in Margaretville.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Odato; children, John Jr., Joshua, and Sophia and a brother, Ron Odato. A grandchild, Alex; a nephew, Michael and nieces, Jennifer, Lauren, and Lani also survive.
Calling hours will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville on Thursday, June 19, from 6 until 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at The Catskill Mountain Christian Center in Margaretville at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20. A committal service will follow at the Margaretville Cemetery annex.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.