Former long time Wantagh
resident John Codignotto Jr. passed away on January 20th, 2011 at the age
of 69 with his whole family by his side. He was a father, mentor, & hero to his three devoted sons, John
(48), Tom (45) & Nick (41) from his thirty year marriage to their loving
mother Barbara Codignotto. He leaves behind his two adoring sisters Joyce Tuszl (72), Jean Koji (67) & brother-in-law Bill. He will be deeply
missed by his 5 wonderful grandchildren, Giovanni (11), Antonio (10),
Marco (7), Lia (5) & Serafina (4) and their beautiful mothers, John's
daughter-in-laws Anne & Lisa. He worked as a carpenter for a large part of
his life and after being diagnosed with cancer in 2003, he purchased land
upstate New York and single-handedly built his dream home in the country
at the age of 67. He was a tremendous athlete, lettering in three sports
at Wantagh High School, and winning the Long Island Wrestling
Championship in 1960 as a senior. Services will be held at C.S. Bartholomew & Son Funeral Home, 302 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, New York
11710, (516) 785-0225 on Sunday January 23, 2011 from 2-4pm
and again from 7-9:30pm. Funeral Mass Monday 9:45 am at St. Barnabas R.C.Church.
Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
He will be dearly missed.