FISHKILL, N.Y. — Fishkill resident Mariano Tiga Muyot died on Tuesday, May 3. He was 81.
Muyot was born in Manila, the Philippines on Dec, 26, 1935, to Dr. Vedasto Muyot and Juliana Tiga Muyot,
His gratitude toward the U.S. forces who liberated his country from the Japanese during World War II was so great that he joined the U.S. Navy in Subic Bay, in the Philippines in 1962.
He served from 1962-68 and was a combat veteran.
He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal and became a U.S. citizen by virtue of his service in the U.S. military.
After leaving the Navy, Muyot worked for IBM in East Fishkill.
Muyot is survived by wife, Marie, daughter Juliana LoBiondo and her husband, Anthony LoBiondo, and his son Michael Muyo; and grandsons Vuk Muyot, Christian LoBiondo, Nikola Muyot, and Michael LoBiondo.
Visitation is on Friday, May 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028 Main St., in Fishkill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow St., in Beacon, followed by a private burial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church.
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