February 25, 1933 – May 28, 2018
Dino A. DaRos, 85, of Old Lyme, passed away peacefully due to cancer, in the company of his loving son and daughter, on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London.
Dino was born on February 25, 1933 in Astoria, NY to Angelo and Serafina DaRos.
Dino served in the US Army during the Korean War. After his service he received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physics from Hofstra and Adelphi University respectively. His first job was at Sperry Gyroscope where he was issued a patent for a Constant Phase Shift Rotator.Â He also worked as an engineer for Grumman Corp, Mystic Oceanographic, Litton Data Systems, and the Naval Underwater Systems Center where he retired in 1996. Â He was an avid sportsman playing baseball and football in his youth. In his senior years he excelled in tennis, and also enjoyed golf and most recently pickleball which he played through the age of 84. Â Other hobbies included gardening, bird watching, and of course, playing with his adoring grandchildren.
Dino is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne DaRos of Old Lyme; son Daniel DaRos and wife Lynne of Portsmouth, RI; daughter Karen Bachand and husband Rich of Ivoryton, CT; grandchildren Emily and Avery Bachand; sister Helen Popovich of Lexington, KY; sister-in-law Joan DaRos of Crompond, NY; and many loving nieces and nephews.Â He is predeceased by brother Aldo DaRos.Â
Private family services will be held in NY at a later date. Contributions in memory of Dino can be made to the Closer to Free Fund, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center. Please include the honoree's name on the memo line. Secure online gifts can be made at https://www.givetoynhh.org/closertofree.
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June 18, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Dino's passing.
He was a true gentleman. I had the pleasure for many years of playing tennis with him and against him which was always fun and very competitive. He held the highest regard and true respect from everyone who met him. I admired him greatly because he always made everyone feel important and special. One of my other fond memories was watching the joy on his face watching his grandchildren at swimming lessons. He loved his family deeply. I will miss Dino, RIP and my deepest condolences to Anne, Dan, Karen, and Family.
June 14, 2018
Anne, Dan, Karen and family,
We were deeply saddened to hear of Dino's passing and extend our heartfelt condolences. Dino was a class act on and off the court. He always had a kind word, family update or funny story to share when we ran into each other at the club. I feel fortunate to have known him and the Daros family. We always enjoyed the support that Dino and the family provided when Danny and I took the court in doubles tournaments ages ago. I only got a chance to partner with Dino once on the tennis court about ten years ago at OSRC when we partnered up to give Don Parker and Tim Gilhuly a real battle and I remember marveling at how tough a doubles player Dino was at 75. RIP Dino.
Joe, Grace, Alex and Meg
June 12, 2018
I extend my condolences and deepest sympathies to the DaRos family. I worked for Dino while at NUSC in the 80's and 90's in New London after moving up from Long Island. He was always great to work for and provided a lot of encouragement for a young person starting out at NUSC. I can remember that in a very paternalistic way he encouraged me to submit an invention for patent and publication that I didn't think was noteworthy. Well, he was right on both accounts. I remember Dino as a soft spoken gentlemen, but soon learned that when he started talking I needed to stop and listen attentively because he was going to express deep and well thought out ideas. Several of the folks who worked for Dino and I had the pleasure of getting together a couple of years ago for lunch over the holidays and he hadn't changed a bit. He was a good engineer, real gentlemen and great person to work for.
June 9, 2018
I met Dino DaRos soon after meeting his son Dan at Villanova. I got to know Dino and Anne over the years and he was a true pleasure to be around - funny, kind, always willing to offer some solid advice, and the type of guy that you respected almost immediately. I have many good memories visiting Dino and Anne. Dino had an aura of kindness, intelligence, and goodness that few have. All my deepest sympathies to my dear friend Dan, Anne, and Karen.
June 7, 2018
MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF DINO'S FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS OF SUCH A GRACIOUS GENTLEMAN, FATHER AND FRIEND.
I MET DINO A COUPLE YEARS AGO PLAYING PICKLEBALL AND WILL NEVER FORGET HIS GRACIOUS ATTITUDE AND DESIRE TO DO WELL ON THE COURT. I LOVED PLAYING WITH HIM AS A PARTNER AS WELL AS AGAINST HIM. HE STILL HAD THAT "FIRE" WITHIN HIM TO WIN AND HE HAD THE MOST AMAZING CROSS COURT SHOT THAT WOULD EAT US UP. HE WAS A GREAT COMPETITOR AND JUST FUN TO BE AROUND. THANKS FOR YOUR EXAMPLE AND FIGHTING SPIRIT DINO. I WILL MISS YOU ON THE COURTS.
June 6, 2018
My sincere condolences to Anne, Dan and Karen. I worked with Dino for years at the “Sound Lab” in New London and played tennis with him for even more years. My fondest tennis memory is partnering with Dino in a Thames Valley Tennis League doubles match which we won against an EB team 0-6, 7-5, 7-6. My best tennis win ever. Thanks Dino!
June 6, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Dino's passing. I will always remember his welcoming persona. He was a true gentleman. My deepest condolences to Anne, Karen, and Dan.
June 6, 2018
To The DaRos Family,
My time with Mr. DaRos, Dan, and family was either spent on the tennis court or in some way preparing to be on the court. By that I mean you often took me in with your warmth, love, and family meals to be ready for more tennis! I even had the pleasure of traveling with Dino and Dan to Naples, FL to experience more of this family’s love and constant generosity. I still consider Dan one of my best friends and favorite doubles partner of all time. I love the DaRos family, and my heart is with you now and forever. Dino, thank you for sharing all that you did with me. I love you all, Jason
MICHAEL @ LINDA JACKSON
June 6, 2018
DINO you will surely be missed rest in peace God bless you and your family love Michael Jackson&Linda
June 6, 2018
So sad to hear of Dino's passing. I had the pleasure of getting to know him on the pickleball courts over the last few years. He never failed to amuse me, but the lasting memory will be of his courage...his dignity was inspiring. Our condolences to Dan, Karen, and the rest of your family.
Jim & Karen LaBrosse
June 5, 2018
Pops, I miss you already, and especially you calling me Lynnie, a term of endearment only used by my family. You treated me like your daughter and I will never forget the gift you gave me when I spent the day with you in the hospital as I held your hand to say goodbye. I said "I love you Pops" and you said "I love you Lynnie". Of course this made me both happy and sad at the same time, so through my tears I whispered again "I love you" and you squeezed my hand without letting go and said "I love you too Lynnie, BIGTIME, don't you ever forget it!!" Of course I won't Pops, NEVER EVER!!
June 5, 2018
Dad, I was so proud to have you as my father. As evidenced by my simple 'designs' on every birthday, Father's Day, or other card addressed to you, I always thought it was so cool that your actual initials were DAD because you were a world class Dad/father/friend to me. Life will never be the same without you, but I will endeavor to keep improving myself, enjoying life, and appreciating my many blessings (you chief among them) as I move forward in this new phase. You will be missed but always remembered in every way. I loved you for 85 years but that will never stop, including of course when I see you again.
June 4, 2018
A gentleman and great guy. Always made us feel warm and welcome. A pleasure to be around since he was so very bright and quietly engaging.
June 4, 2018
Anne, Dan, Karen and families,
I was very sorry to hear about Dino. He was always a gentleman and knowledgeable about many things. I enjoyed talking with him through the years. My sincere condolences.
June 3, 2018
Deepest sympathies on the passing of "Mr. D.". He was always such a gentleman and I so enjoyed the times we spent sharing holidays and Emily and Avery's birthdays. Rest in Peace Mr. D.
June 3, 2018
We are very sorry to hear of Dino's passing. We share your grief and send condolences to the family. Many fond memories when we were neighbors.
Earleen & Ron Soccoli