Patrick J. Poggi
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RENO, NV - Patrick J. Poggi, age 48, passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. He was a hotel real estate executive working on assignment in Lake Tahoe, California when he experienced a stroke.
He was raised in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York, and was graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1984, where he also earned his PADI SCUBA instructorship. After graduating from the Hotel School at Cornell University in 1988 (returning to Cornell for an MBA in 1994), he ran two hotels on the island of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. There he married Marizay Gonzalez of Caracas, Venezuela; later they returned to live in Coral Gables, Florida.
Patrick enjoyed boating and fishing in Biscayne Bay, Florida and the Bahamas. He was an active member of the Coral Reef Club in Miami, Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), Cornell Hotel Society and Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta.
He is survived by Marizay and their three children, Isabella, Patrick and Alejandro of Miami, his mother Patricia Poggi of Poughkeepsie, NY and three brothers, Peter, Paul and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Peter V. Poggi. Memorial services will be held in autumn on Biscayne Bay.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, 2013