Carmen Anthony Pittinaro passed away in his sleep on December 10, 2022, at the age of 81 in his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, surrounded by loving family members. Carmen was born on December 24, 1940 in Rochester, New York. Carmen was raised in Fairport, along with 7 siblings, parents, and a considerable extended Italian-American family. Carmen attended Fairport High School, where he lettered in varsity athletic teams that included football and baseball. Carmen attended SUNY@ Cortland where he continued athletic pursuits, a member of Delta Kappa Beta, while also receiving a BA in Physical Education, naturally. Carmen was also a veteran, as he served in the United States Army from 1967-1972. Carmen relocated to Long Island, New York in 1965 to commence teaching at Brentwood High School for the next 35 years. He served as a coach, mentor for students, and as an active leader in academic and athletic programing and school administration. During his tenure at Brentwood, Carmen also obtained two masters degrees in Public Administration and Education. Carmen continues to have strong ties within the Fairport community and often spent summer breaks in Fairport to continue to maintain significant ties with family, friends, and community.
Upon retirement, Carmen relocated to Florida and eventually found his next paradise at Kings Isle, Port St Lucie, where he also continued to be incredibly active in the community, serving as President of the Isle of Tuscany and Vice President of the Isle of Capri. Carmen enjoyed playing cards, attending social events, while also sustaining meaningful friendships, par for the course.
Carmen was family oriented, a United States patriot, a man of strong faith and conviction, loved being called “Uncle Carmen”, and will be greatly missed by all who cherished and loved him.
Carmen is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years Joyce; his four children, Danielle (Mike) Moller, David (Elizabeth) Nichols, Dawn Nichols, Justin Pittinaro, and daughter in law, Katerina Werth; grandchildren Dylan Manwarren, Dave Pittinaro and Marqueta Pittinaro, Tess and Tyler Nichols; seven siblings Joanne (Richard Sassone) Santini, Carole Merrick, David (Nancy) Pittinaro, Kathy (John) Swan, Andrea (Nick) DiBello, Anthony Pittinaro, and Susan (David) Poletti. sister in law Judy Taranto and brother and law Paul (Deb) Corr; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is predeceased by Anthony and Rose Pittinaro.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Donations may be made to Amyloidosis Foundation. 7151 North Main Street. Clarkston, MI. 48346