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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.
Linda, so sorry for your loss. Tom was a good guy.
Susan Witsaman Jun 21 2022 9:47 PM
Dear Pinto family,
Tom and I met in the Catholic Young Adult Club in 1969. He was always so fun. He sang at my wedding at St Anthony's. I am so very sorry for your loss but after viewing the video you all had a full life together with him and he looked wonderful and happy. I live in Florida and will be unable to be at the wake and funeral but know that I send my thoughts and prayers and that you feel the arms of our loving Jesus around you with much comfort during these difficult days. I will be praying for all of you during his funeral Mass.
And sympathy and love,
Bettina Percoco Nugent
Bettina Percoco Nugent Jun 21 2022 6:05 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Pinto
Bettina Percoco Nugent Jun 21 2022 5:56 PM
Linda and Family-
Tom was such a great man without a doubt. We have been so blessed with his friendship and the love that came with it. We will forever have our memories and his love in our hearts. He will truly be missed.
May God provide you with his grace and love to guide you through the days ahead. We love you all.
~Alice , Dan, and family
Alice Marie Ohlin Jun 21 2022 1:32 PM
Linda, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Larry and Vicki Perkins Jun 20 2022 4:55 PM
To Cousins, Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a wonderful and kind person. He will be missed greatly.
Allison(Kuhne),Kevin, and Kayla Halverson Jun 20 2022 12:24 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Pinto
R Jun 19 2022 11:12 PM
To the Pinto Family.,
I am so sorry for your loss.I was a student of his at St. Peters. He was great teacher.
Christine W Jun 19 2022 6:25 PM
Our sympathy to the family of Tom Pinto. He did so much for St Anthonys. Thinking of all his family
Ron and Diane Hummel Jun 19 2022 9:21 AM
Linda, sorry for your loss
Karen. Llewellyn Jun 19 2022 9:05 AM