Rodger A. Padula, 64, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
He was born in New Hartford, NY, on January 3, 1956, a son of the late Alfred and Joan (Flisnik) Padula. Rodger was educated in local schools and a graduate of Notre Dame High School.
Rodger began work at a young age, in the family business, A.R. Padula and Sons Concrete and Masonry. In 2002, he took a position as a carpenter for the Utica Municipal Housing Authority. He retired in 2018.
Rodger was a master carpenter, who remodeled every house he bought. He was a perfectionist at everything he did, including restoring old cars. Family always came first to Rodger and he would do anything for you. He moved to Florida in 2018, where he always dreamed of retiring.
He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kevin Padula Sr., of Utica and Darryl and Darlene Padula, of Schuyler; nieces, Megan, Brittany, Marissa and Alexis; nephews, Kevin Jr, and Darryl Jr.; a special cousin, Laurie Dodge; his special friend, Debra Sterling; and many great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica. Private interment will be in St. Stanislaus Bishop Martyr’s Cemetery. The funeral home is at limited capacity and social tracing, masks covering your nose and mouth and social distancing will be required to attend.
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