Aldo A. Arcomano
October 10, 1929 – March 10, 2021
We celebrate the life of Aldo Anthony Arcomano, who passed away on Wednesday. March 10, 2021, at his home, where he lived with his beloved wife, Dora. Aldo was born in Brooklyn , to Salvatore and Vincenza. Growing up in Bensonhurst with his sister, Faye, Aldo demonstrated a love and talent for Art at an early age. Painting and Drawing would be his lifelong passions. Graduating from New Utrecht High School, Aldo pursued his love of Art at Brooklyn College. He studied with renowned artists such as Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, Burgoyne Diller and Robert Jay Wolf. Upon graduation in 1951, Aldo received the prestigious Faculty Wives Award for Outstanding Creative Ability. Aldo continued his education, completing a master’s degree in Art and Art Education in 1953. As a young adult Aldo traveled throughout Italy, visiting museums and churches, learning the art of the Renaissance. While in his ancestral home of Caltanissetta, Sicily, Aldo fell in love. He would return to Sicily the following summer, marry his future wife Giuseppa, and return to New York. Aldo and Giuseppa started a family and Aldo began his professional career as a classroom art teacher. He pursued that career for more than 30 years, concluding as the last Art Supervisor in the NYC school system. Tragically, Giuseppa passed away in 1958, leaving Aldo to raise three very young children, Pina, Anthony, and Michael. Aldo’s parents, Salvatore and Vincenza opened their home and their hearts to the young family and their pets, which included canaries, parakeets, hamsters, and a guinea pig. They stayed together until the children were grown and started lives of their own. After the children were gone Aldo met and married Dora, with whom he shared the remainder of his life. It is a tribute to Aldo’s love and caring that the children became Pina Arcomano Britton, Ed.D, Anthony Arcomano, DDS, and Michael Arcomano, MD. We cherish the times we spent together and the lifelong memories of vacations to Boston, Quebec, the Catskills, Lake George, and even Europe. Evenings in New York at plays, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake ballets, the opera, museums, Broadway musicals, and Mostly Mozart concerts will bring fond memories. Summers at ball games, the New York World’s Fair, charter boat fishing and days at Rockaway Beach will always bring a smile. We could not have asked for a more loving and extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Rest in Peace Dad/Aldo.
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