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January 15, 2013

John Albert Tedesco

John Albert Tedesco

ONEONTA — John Albert Tedesco, 84, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in New York, the son of the late John Alfred and Mary (Hammond) Tedesco.

Following graduation of high school, John enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. After being honorably discharged he began his career in the restaurant business.

He was a bartender at several restaurants in Long Island including Lutzen’s in Port Jefferson where he met his wife, Mary Patricia Heverly. They were married on Feb. 8, 1980, in Port Jefferson. Mary “Patti” predeceased him on March 20, 2008.

John was a lifelong New York resident and was an avid Yankees fan.

John is survived by his two daughters, Jean Tedesco and Linda Tedesco, both of Coconut Creek, Fla.; two stepsons, Mark Centofante of Utica and Matt and Teresa Centofante of Oneonta; five stepgrandchildren, Matthew Jr. and Tina Centofante and their mother, Lisa Centofante, and Kristy, Caylin and Christopher Centofante; one sister, Gloria Caruso of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Raymond Tedesco of Los Angeles, Calif.; special friend, Madeline Emmitt of Oneonta; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, Robert and James Tedesco.

There will be no calling hours and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the Oneonta Salvation Army, 25 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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