1 July, 1945 – 15 July, 2021
John died unexpectedly at home of a pulmonary embolism on July 15, 2021. He was born in White Plains, New York, July 1, 1945 to Assunta Lattauzio and Dominick Mormino.
He and his wife, Loretta Adkins Mormino, were married June 9, 1973 and recently celebrated their 48th anniversary in their favorite city, San Diego, California.
In addition to Loretta, John is survived by his brother, Mathew Sr., (Pam) three nephews, Mathew Jr. (Kelly), Thomas (Kathy) Mormino of Connecticut, and Richard (Rick) (Cyndi) Mormino of San Antonio, TX; three great-nieces and two great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dominick.
John’s unassuming nature was one of the reasons people loved working with and for him. His joyful personality and keen sense of humor made him a pleasure to interact with. He loved good conversation and was always interested in how people saw the world.
One of John’s co-workers sent this note, and it captures his essence very well. “John was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. He was such a caring person and so very unassuming. During the past year, we worked closely together on a difficult client and John exceeded my expectations. John’s low-key nature allowed him to continue to make progress in spite of endless delays, which were out of his control. I found him to be extremely smart and very respectful of others. He was an exceptional human.”
While John will be sorely missed by those who knew him, we will relish the wonderful memories that he gave us and look forward to seeing him again when we meet Jesus.
Friday, 23 July , 2021
1 August 2021
Dear Loretta and members of the Mormino Family,
It seems fifty years go by pretty quickly. Wasn't it the other day we were all in White Plains and the D.C. area? So many memories.
John and Loretta were each other's best friends. I know it will be difficult for you, Loretta. During those tough times, remember all the good times, the meals, the laughing, and, of course, the food.
25 July 2021
Loretta: I’m in Idaho attending to my Mother so have not been able to contact you. I was so shocked when Cathy McDonald contacted me about John’s passing. You & John were such a great couple & I have such fond memories of working & traveling with you. The two of yous energy & zest for learning & seeing the world always amazed me. John’s brilliant mind was always going & when he would share a thought it was always so thought-out & had so much meaning . He adored you & was such a wonderful soul mate. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this challenging time. You are a strong person & I know you will cherish the wonderful times & memories with John to celebrate his great life going forward. Love & blessings to you. Van Wilde
23 July 2021
It's been many years since we've seen one another, and thankfully, through Facebook, we've been able to stay in touch.
That said, I remember with great fondness the times we did spend with John and you. Ying and yang come to mind.
You were and are a force of nature, a whirlwind in constant motion, always striving for achievement and excellence. John was the rock, the person who didn't have to say a word, although he had plenty to say, but I believe people wanted to be around or with John because he had this aura that created a comfortable environment for others.
There are people who come around in a generation who make the world a better place, just by their existence. That's how I remember John, "Blessed be the one true Judge"
18 July 2021
Dear Loretta and family,
I was so sad to hear of John’s passing. John was an incredible man of integrity, passion and an inspiration to me. He was a great leader. I am so thankful to have had him as a leader, teacher and above all a friend. I contribute both John and Loretta to opening doors and opportunities in my career. Always supportive and guiding me in decisions. He was also an incredible chef! I will always remember him as a spectacular host and the dinners he prepared! 5-star chef!! His love of family, travel and incredible meals were like no other! May he Rest In Peace! My prayers and thoughts are with Loretta and the family. All my love and blessings!