Dr. Alfred H. Pagano
July 14, 1930 - December 27, 2018
Dr. Alfred H. Pagano
Dr. Alfred H. Pagano, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Queens, NY on July 14, 1930, he was the son of the late Francis X. and Honor W. (Horton) Pagano. Alfred graduated from Cornell University earning a BA in chemistry in 1952, an MA in chemistry from Columbia University in 1953 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University in 1960. He served in the US Air Force on active duty from 1953 to 1955 and in the USAFR where he was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of captain. He joined E.I. DuPont in 1960 and retired from the DuPont Chambers Works in 1996 after serving the company for 36 years. He continued to provide the environment consulting for DuPont Chambers Works for a number of years following retirement.
Dr. Pagano was a member of Holy Family Parish and an active member of the Republican Party, serving as Election District, Representative District, Newark Regional and New Castle County Chairman. He was a delegate to numerous Republican State Conventions as well as Delegate or alternate to National Conventions 1980, 1984 and 1988, and Elector for the State of Delaware in 1984. He was an active member of Italo Americans United and the Christopher Columbus Monument Committee where he served in several offices including president. He also served as a Board Member of Blind Sight in Delaware.
He enjoyed youth activities, coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball for 12 years. He was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council in a variety of positions for many years.
In addition to his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Iris (Comiskey) Pagano and his son, Jeffrey A. Pagano. He will be missed by his sons, A. Curtis Pagano of Bear, DE and Paul F. Pagano of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Bradley E. Pagano (Sara) of San Diego, CA, Andrew G. Pagano (Deb) of Newark, DE, Stephen Pagano of Bear, DE and Victoria Pagano of Austin, TX; and three great grandchildren, Emma, Courtney and Jeffrey.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:45 am on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Pagano’s memory to the Italo Americans United, P.O. Box 2534, Wilmington, DE 19805 or Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council, Inc., 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 915, Wilmington, DE 19801.