Born in Syracuse April 26, 1923 to Anthony and Elizabeth Minota, he had lived in the Phoenix area most of his life. He retired as a mechanic from Allied Chemical after more than 30 years.
He had also owned and operated a farm for many years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Muriel J. Truax Minota, who died Jan. 22, 2007.
He is survived by daughters, Linda (Herman) Harrington of Fulton, Judy Petrie of Pennellville, Constance (Mike) Root of Fulton, Christine (Brett) McBean of Fulton and Sally (Mike) Karkruff of Phoenix; sons, Stephen Minota of Phoenix and Andy Minota of Sandy Creek; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Calling hours were held Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Phoenix Food Pantry, 41 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135.