OSWEGO, NY – Robert A. Natoli, 68, of Minetto, passed away Sunday August 5, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Bartolo and Josephine (Alaimo) Natoli.
Robert worked at Alcan Corp for more than 38 years, retiring in 2006.
Bob was a graduate of The National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo.
For a time, he worked at the IGA.
He loved to trout fish with his children and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Bob enjoyed gardening and was well-known for his beautiful tulips and irises and his strawberries and braided garlic.
He enjoyed cooking and making flowers from a piece of copper wire.
Bob was a US Army veteran, serving in Korea.
He was a member of American Legion Post 486. He was a former councilman and town supervisor in Minetto.
He collected Minetto memorabilia.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, JoAnn (Pappalardo) Natoli; son, Paul (Kimberly) Natoli of Oswego; three daughters, Deborah Natoli of Minetto, Pamela (Christian) Sturick of Oswego and Amanda (Fred) Deinhardt of Vesta, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Dominick Natoli and Natalie and Sophia Deinhardt; brother, Felix (Rose) Natoli of Perry, NY; his in-laws, Richard (Rosa) Kemmis, Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, and Leo (Wanda) Pappalardo, all of Fulton.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
There are no calling hours at the request of Robert.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Walter RG Baker Neo Natal unit at Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse or St. Jude’s Hospital.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com