Stephen J. Tatro


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  • Name Stephen J. Tatro 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I35917  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family Ancestors Marilyn Gareau 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F13323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - August 11, 2005Browse Issues
      Stephen J. Tatro, 73, of 16 Riverside Drive, died Wednesday at Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone.

      Mr. Tatro and his wife, Marilyn, went into partnership with her parents, the late Elmer and Alice Gareau, at Gareau & Tatro Cleaners in 1956. In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Tatro opened a laundry in the same location, semi-retiring in 2000, continuing to operate only the laundry.

      Mr. Tatro was a life member of Constable Volunteer Fire Department and was a founding member of Constable Rescue Department. He taught first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and a 50-year member of Malone Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion, both in Malone. He was a Constable town justice for 12 years and was currently serving as a town councilman. An avid pilot, he was a member of Malone Flying Club.

      Born July 14, 1932, in Malone, son of Adam and Loretta Yando Tatro, he attended Malone public schools. He served three years in the Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge.

      He married Marilyn Gareau on July 10, 1954, at St. John Bosco Church, Malone, with the Rev. Frederick G. Revette officiating.

      Surviving besides his wife are five sons and their wives, Stephen and Cheryl, Dunkirk, Md., Scott and Keily, Clifton Park, Bruce and Cecelia, Houston, Texas, Brett and Shannon, Malone, and Paul and Crystal, Lake Clear; a daughter, Lynn Rabideau, Houston; two brothers and a sister-in-law, David and Alice, Scotia, and Robert, and his companion, Wanda Rock, Malone; a sister and her husband, Diane and Calvin Connor, Tupper Lake, and nine grandchildren.

      Besides his parents, five brothers, Donald, Edward, Bernard, Gerald and Raymond, and a sister, Betty Reome, died before him.

      A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church with the Rev. James F. Lamitie officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

      Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home, Malone.

      Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Constable Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or St. Francis of Assisi Church.