Frank J Amodeo

Passed away on March 2, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Longtime Staten Islander Frank J. Amodeo, 100, a retired music store owner, died Saturday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

Born in Manhattan, Mr. Amodeo moved as a child with his family to Great Kills where he remained for the rest of his life.

A graduate of PS 8, Great Kills, Mr. Amodeo served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant. He served in Germany with the 783rd Ordnance Squadron.

Mr. Amodeo operated Four Winds Music shop, a family-owned business, for many years. He retired in 1990.

Mr. Amodeo was an avid fisherman and boater and enjoyed photography, particularly, taking nature photographs.

He was a parishioner of St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills.

Surviving are his sister, Lee Jacobsen, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills, with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Clare's Church. Burial will follow in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Frank J Amodeo

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Kevin Foy

March 11, 2013

When I was growing up on Staten Island, I used to buy my records at Four Winds Music Shop. In fact Frank would put aside the weekly WABC radio surveys for me. When I stopped in, he would greet me with"Let me see what new surveys are in this week". When I joined the USAF, my Mom would stop down periodically and Frank would have some surveys for me. As time went on, I saw Frank less & less and Four Winds faded in to Great Kills history, but my memories of Frank had not. Everytime I pass by the former Four Winds, I think of Frank and how he is a part of my life. Mr Frank Amodeo, I salute you and thank you for your friendship. God Bless You My Friend! (Kevin Foy-formally Bay Terrace).


March 4, 2013

The family of Frank Amodeo have my deepest sympathy. I used to shop in Four Winds Music Shop. Mr. Amodeo was always very kind and helpful. We used to say ...we are going to Frankie's.