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Calling Hours

Fredendall Funeral Home
Sunday April 18th, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Graveside Serice

Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Monday April 19th, 2021

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John Prastio

Cpl. John James Prastio Sr., 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, retired, 76, died peacefully at home in April 11, 2021. A Vietnam Veteran, served in three tours and received 3 Purple Hearts.  His individual strength was immeasurable.  At 20, he was told he would never walk again due to battle wounds but with his determination and perseverance he walked.  He didn’t stop there. Despite his constant pain, he never complained, woke up everyday and did whatever it took to take care of his family.  Throughout all of his health battles he was a warrior and never gave up.  He said, “As long as I feel the pain, I know I’m alive.”

    John was a stature of a father.  He instilled his strength, determination, and wisdom into each of his children.  He always put family first.

    John is survived by his children James (Amy), John (Erin), Jennifer (Hossam), Joseph (Mikayla), Stephanie (Shane); 11 grandchildren: James, Destiny, Michael, Anthony, Giana, Lila, Bella, Yusef, Rocco, Gabriel, Adalyn; sister Felicia Marino; several nieces and one nephew.  He was predeceased by his daughter Nicole, sister Marie, and brother Joseph.

    John will be remembered by all for his monumental strength, utmost loyalty, and unique expressions.  He would not hesitate to speak his mind.  John lived his life his way. He was selfless, inspiring, and one of a kind. Gone, but NEVER forgotten.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 2-5PM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:30pm at Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the VA in John's memory.


John Thank you for your loyal service to our country and for defending our freedom My prayers are with John's family Rest In Eternal Peace

Gerard Ferrara Apr 16 2021 12:00 AM

You are in my thoughts and Prayers. John will be forever in my heart. Love, Cousin Joanie.

Joan Favicchio Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Prastio

Joan Favicchio Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

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