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November 26, 2013

Thomas John Foti

Thomas John Foti

ONEONTA — Thomas John Foti, 89, passed away at home on Nov. 23, 2013.

He was born in Oneonta on Oct. 31, 1924, the son of John and Lena (Collegro) Foti. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary’s and 1942 graduate of Oneonta High School.

Upon his father’s death in 1948, he took over Foti’s Italian Bakery until his retirement in October 1997.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Elks Lodge, 80+ Ski Club, Oneonta Italian-American Club, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the Sixth Ward Athletic Club and Colonial Ridge Golf.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Michael; and grandchildren, Nicole and Tucker; brothers, Patrick (Barbara) of Scotia, and Vince (Gail) of Oneonta; sisters, Angie Richards and Mary Foti; several nieces and nephews and their families.

It was his wish to be cremated with a Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, with Father David Mickiewiecz officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Foti’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or Wounded Warrior Program, National Processing Center, Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541.

To send online condolences or light a candle visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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