OBITUARY

Dino DaRos

February 25, 1933May 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. 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.  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.  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. 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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REMEMBERING

Dino DaRos

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Kathy Ring Hale

July 4, 2018

Dear Ann, Karen and Dan,
I’m so sorry about the loss of your husband and dad, my heart felt feelings go out to you and your family. John and I will miss seeing him at OSRC, he was so sweet and always acknowledged us, especially me outside of the tennis club. We will miss him.
Kathy and John Hale

Lyn Garbarino

June 23, 2018

And another of many memories: Lovingly. Lyn

Lyn Garbarino

June 23, 2018

To my wonderful family by marriage,
Praying with you and reminiscing many wonderful memories. I am blessed my daughters are with you today and here is a memory:
Lovingly, Lyn

Gary Ribchinsky

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.

Joe Trausch

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.

Love,
Joe, Grace, Alex and Meg

Tom Choinski

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.

Marc Garganigo

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.

Marc

Charles Mathis

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.
CHARLIE

Russell Brown

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!

Howard Shallcross

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.