Constantino “Tino” DiLorenzo, 85, a resident of Pawling, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY.
He was born in the Bronx on January 12, 1935, son of Maria (Santilli) and Constantino DiLorenzo, Sr. A graduate of the prestigious Styvesant High School, he received his Bachelors degree from NY University and his Masters in education from Yeshiva University.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie (Serio); his son Paul DiLorenzo & daughter Constance (DiLorenzo) Sokoloski, 5 grandchildren; Julia, Robert, Crystal, Claire & Luke, and 4 great grandchildren, Olivia, Jase, Kaiden & Chandler Tino.
He served his country in the US Army in Germany from November 1958-Novemeber 1960. He was highly regarded by his fellow servicemen and was given the honor of representing his unit at the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Tino was retired from the New York City School System Special Ed Department at JHS 80 & JHS 45 in the Bronx where he also served as the long-standing Chapter Chairman (union rep) of the United Federation of Teachers. In each school he was re-elected again & again in recognition of his scrappy and outspoken representation of teacher’s interests. In addition, Tino owned and managed many properties in Harlem.
A private memorial service will be held in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, www.apdaparkinson.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.