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Thomas A Pinto

May 6, 1945 — June 15, 2022


Thomas A Pinto

Thomas Anthony Pinto, born May 6, 1945, died June 15, 2022.  

Predeceased by his parents, Angela Mary Rich Pinto and Francis Christopher Pinto, and his dear sister Lucy Ann Pinto Bland (Matthew).  Survived by his loving wife, Linda Parenti, MD, his adoring children Elissa Anngela Pinto-Rathbun (Lee Rathbun) and Thomas Charles Pinto (Jena Iacco), and grandchildren, the lights of his life, Lillian Anngela Rathbun and Jackson Vance Rathbun.  Also surviving are his brothers Charles Angelo (Joanne) of Arizona, Lawrence (Cheryl) of Florida, and Frank of Nevada.  He also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews.

Tom was a graduate of Hoban High School, class of 1963.  He studied at Notre Dame University, University of Texas at Austin, and was a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned both Bachelor and Master Degrees in education.  He taught at various schools in the Diocese of Cleveland, and was both a teacher and administrator in the Akron Public Schools, again at several elementary and middle schools.

After retiring from teaching, Tom worked at the Probate Court.  He was proud and pleased to administer the oath for their marriage license to Elissa and Lee in 2006. 

Tom was an accomplished pianist and organist, and played for several churches at various times.  He was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Akron, where he served as a reader, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Tom became active in Council 3529 of the Knights of Columbus, and attained the Fourth Degree in Assembly 1768.  He served as Grand Knight of his Council and was elected Faithful Navigator of his Assembly.  He was proud of his service to the Church and the Knights.

Calling hours will take place at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 North Main Street, Akron Ohio, 44310 (Corner of Mildred and N. Main) on Tuesday, June 21, from 4 PM to 8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 22, at 11 AM.  Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Summa Health System in Tom’s memory.  We wish to thank the staff of the ICU T3, the nurses, aides, and especially Dr. Hussain and residents Dr. Tim Shaub and Dr. Hannah Giclas, whose excellent care was a blessing to our family and made Tom’s transition to his final reward as peaceful as we ever hoped.

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Past Services


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home (North Hill)

936 N Main St, Akron, OH 44310

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

St. Anthony Catholic Church

83 Mosser Place, Akron, OH 44310

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