A popular bartender at the Beacon Hotel and upscale New York City restaurants, Christopher Castaldo died Thursday, Aug. 1 at his home, at age 52.
He was born July 12, 1967, in Beacon, son of John K. and the late Margaret (Peggy) Cataldo.
Castaldo graduated from Beacon High School, attended Dutchess Community College and then relocated to Manhattan to work as a bartender in upscale restaurants such as Match Uptown and L'Artisanal.
He was the long-time bartender at Sushi Samba before moving back to Beacon. In recent years he could be found entertaining from behind the bar at the restaurant at the Beacon Hotel.
He is survived by his sisters Melissa Cataldo and Susan Cataldo; his aunt and uncle Catherine and Joseph Lotsko, and Aunt Ann Marie Cataldo; cousins Peter Cataldo, Paul Cataldo, Jessica Lacalamita, David Cataldo, and Jason Cataldo. He was predeceased by his cousin James Burke.
In lieu of flowers, Chris would want you to do an unsolicited act of kindness for someone less fortunate in his name, said the obituary.
A Celebration Of Life memorial for Chris Cataldo will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at noon at The Beacon Hotel, 424 Main St., Beacon.
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