John Neil Minichino Sr.

Jul 02, 2018 231

John Neil Minichino, Sr., 72, beloved husband of Suzanne, passed away June 11, 2018 at home surrounded by family in Sandy.  John fought a valiant 25-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. John was born on October 18, 1945, to George and Marie Jean (DiPasquale) Minichino.  He grew up in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in south Philadelphia.

Mass, Catholic school, serving as an altar boy, Boy Scouts, authentic Italian food, and delivering newspapers were staples of his childhood.  He graduated from Bishop John Neuman High School in 1963. He took advantage of the GI Bill and earned a degree in Russian from Syracuse University.  The U.S. Air Force assigned John to be a cryptologist during the Cold War.

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