Louie was born on March 2, 1933, the son of Louis A. and Elsa Amato in Manila, Philippine Islands. He graduated from Cairo High School, Cairo, NY and then from St. Lawrence University in 1955. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957.
Louie married JoAnne VanBrocklin on November 24, 1960 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Redwood. He worked for 33 years total as a teacher, coach, and school administrator, retiring as High School Principal of Alexandria Central School. He enjoyed sports was active as an umpire for softball, baseball, and referee for football, soccer, and basketball.
He is survived by his wife JoAnne, their son Louis (Tricia) Amato, Theresa, and their daughters, Kim (Rob) McGinley, Smithtown, NY, and Tara (long-time companion Charles Penn), Goose Bay, NY; his sister Judy Benton, Venice, Fl.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Steven, who passed away on May 6, 2018.
Calling hours will be held Friday, June 29th from 4-7pm at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. A funeral mass will be Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 am at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church, Alexandria Bay, with Fr. Douglas Comstock, officiating. Burial will be at Barnes Settlement Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Louie’s name to River Hospital, PO Box 567 Alexandria Bay, NY, 13607 or www.riverhospital.org