Michael A. Cataldo, 55, of Rome, passed away
unexpectedly on Saturday, October 13, 2007 in Portland, Maine. Mike was
born November 7, 1951 in Rome, NY, the son of Angelo P. and Rita S.
Cataldo. He was a 1970 graduate of Rome Free Academy. Michael served as
a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, specializing in Radar
Tower/Electrical Technology, honorably discharged in 1978. He received
a Bachelor of Technology degree in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science
degree in Computer/Information in 1984. Mike furthered his education
throughout his life. He was married to Debbie Livingston, with whom he
had two loving daughters. On August 8, 1987, Michael was united in
marriage to Catherine VandenBosch, a loving union of twenty years which
was enriched by the birth of their two loving daughters.
Michael served as a Vice President of Production for
Cataldo Brothers and Sons, Inc., until 2003. He was founder of Eastern
Labs in 1985 and inventor of specialized devices for the construction
industry. Recently, he was employed by Amphenol Corporation in Sydney,
NY, where he designed and built test equipment for Aerospace Technology.
Mike was a loving and devoted husband, father, son,
brother and friend. His passion for boating was a constant joy in his
life that he shared with his family and friends at every opportunity.
Mikes time on the water and trips he took were always a highlight and
special time in his life.
Surviving are his loving wife, Cathy Cataldo, beloved
daughters, Nicole, Natalie, Kaitlin and Kelsey Cataldo, all of Rome;
three cherished grandchildren, Alexander and Samantha Cataldo and
Olivia Pianka; a son-in-law, Scott Pianka, of Rome; his father, Angelo
P. Cataldo, of Rome; sisters, Dee DeGennaro and Donald Jamison of
Freehold, NJ, Toni DeMeo of Utica, Christine and husband Mike Burth of
Verona; brothers, Peter Cataldo and wife Sandy, of Rome, and Philip
Cataldo and wife Shelley, of Castaic, CA; mother-in-law, Diane
VandenBosch; brother-in-law, John VandenBosch; sister-in-law, Sharon
Mortis, of Rome; together with aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews and
cousins. Mike was also blessed with many friends with whom he held
always in his heart. He was predeceased by his mother, Rita, infant
brother, Thomas, and father-in-law, Jack.