Thomas “Tom” Oddo

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Thomas Oddo, father of Matthew Oddo, Class of 1978. Please keep the Oddo family in your prayers.

Thomas "Tom" Oddo peacefully passed Friday, January 12, 2024, surrounded by his family at age of 92. Born in Cleveland, Oh February 12, 1931, to Charles and Rose (Giallombardo) Oddo. Tom graduated from Kent State University where he met his wife, Maxine (Shingler). Together they raised 5 children: Julie, Matt, Tom, David, and Susie.
Tom held many titles in his life but most often he reminisced about buying a summer day camp and running it with his family. Known for his quick wit and work ethic, River Bay Day Camp flourished to become a legacy his family has cherished.

A "finely tuned athlete" his entire life; he participated in baseball, track, pole vaulting, tumbling, swimming, diving, golf and racquetball. Tom was an avid golfer, loved gardening, animals - especially dogs, lying on the beach, smoking his pipe, traveling to Sicily where his parents were born, and visiting the vineyards in California with his children. He especially loved the family tradition of making wine each year.
Preceded in death by wife Maxine, father Charles, mother Rose, and sister Jeanne. Survived and will be greatly missed by sister Char, dear friend Jacqui Decker, children: Julie (Tim) Stacy, Matt (Lori), Tom (Alice), David (Elena), and Susie; grandchildren: Lindsey, Greg, Jonathan, Charlie, Joe, Rachel, Sarah (Kyle), Laura (Jeff), Sam, Carly, Stefanie (TC), Jocelyn (Pete), Natalie, and Lucho, as well as his great-grandchildren: Cade, Eli, Harper and Charlotte. Will be missed by extended family and friends.

Services Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Jenkins Funeral Chapel at 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145. Visitation starting at 12:00 PM, followed by a short service at 2:00PM.

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

You can view a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed away on our website.

Thomas “Tom” Oddo

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