To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hughor Oddman, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Hughor Anthony Demanda Oddman was born on August 7th, 1949 in Kingston, Jamaica to Owen Oddman and Inez Watson. He attended Jones Town Primary School, Kingston Senior School and earned admission to Kingston Technical High School where he was a stand-out student and played football and cricket. He earned a college scholarship from the Jamaican government which took him to Long Island University. At LIU, he initially pursued a degree in Chemistry to pursue his dream to practice medicine. Seeking a more immediate opportunity to support his family, Tony switched his studies to Structural Engineering.
In May 1975, he married Audrey Panzeta Silvera. They had three beautiful daughters, Michelle, Heather and Tamika. During this time, he started his career as a Consulting Engineer with Trevor Salmon and Associates, PC, a minority-owned and run firm. At this firm, he worked on illustrious projects such as the Jacob Javits Convention Center. His career included the construction of many roads, bridges, schools, churches and hospitals throughout the NY metropolitan area. In 1983, his son, Ahron Oddman was born. In addition to his engineering career, he ventured into several entrepreneurial endeavors across the city, most known was the infamous reggae club Love People One which culminated his love of music.
Tony considered both Brooklyn and Jamaica as his home. He spent his Iater years watching his family grow, pouring into his friendships and many of his professional accomplishments which stands the test of time. On January 20, 2021, he passed away in Manhattan, NY after a courageous six-year battle with cancer and other health issues. He is survived by his brother Owen, sisters, Sonia and Patricia, four children, ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a host of nieces and nephews.