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Dr. John M. Fino

Obituary for Dr. John M. Fino

October 20, 1930 - November 9, 2017
| Age 87


Dr. John M. Fino passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017 at age 87. Born October 20, 1930, John was the son of Catherine (Pisto) and Anthony Fino. He is survived by his niece, Lisa M. Fino, her children, John Thomas and Joseph Anthony Fino, and his good friend, Carla Wagner. John was preceded in death by his brother, Donald J. Fino and his sister-in law Marie A. Fino (nee Sedlock).
John graduated from West Chester State College with a B.S. in Education and received his Master of Musical Education from Temple University as well as his Doctor of Musical Arts. He was a lifetime member of both the National Education Association and Pennsylvania State Education Association. John was also a member of Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Education Association and Colonial Education Association. John taught in the Colonial School District and was music director at many local churches as well as choir director. For over 20 years, he volunteered at Norristown State Hospital as organist and song leader. A kind and generous man, John also enjoyed travel, English and music history, reading, theaters opera, art appreciation, gardening and his poodles. John was very involved with his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 1325 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380 on Tuesday, November 14th from 9:15-10:15 am. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am followed by mausoleum entombment at St. Patrick Cemetery, Norristown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
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Family Services entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
  • SPCA,
    19 E. Ridge Pike
    Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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