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Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

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OBITUARY

Sabatino "Tino" D'Ambrosio

October 18, 1940October 25, 2019

Sabatino D’Ambrosio (Tino), age 79 of Tamarac, Florida passed away suddenly on Friday October 25, 2019. Tino was originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Tino is survived by his wife, Angela; daughter, Florence Richards; son-in-law, John Richards; granddaughter, Francesca; grandson, Stephen Richards. Tino was predeceased by his daughter, Rosemarie (Casey) D'Ambrosio; father, Dante D'Ambrosio; mother, Rose D'Ambrosio DiSchiavi; step-father, Rudy DiSchiavi and brother Dante D'Ambrosio. He is also survived by his brother; Stephen DiSchiavi; step children; Diane (Scott) Stanislaw, Frank (Tina) Lananna, and the late Michael Lananna; step granddaughters, Janine, Alexandra, and Elizabeth Stanislaw.

Tino was born is Bay Ridge Brooklyn, New York. He grew up playing stickball and sneaking into Ebbet’s Field to watch the Brooklyn Dodgers. He spent many summers at his grandparents house in Wilmerding, PA. At age 14 his Uncle Beano taught him to drive. He always spoke of fond memories in Wilmerding.

After completing high school (New Utrecht), Tino entered his apprenticeship specializing in decorative finishing techniques and professional painting. He than began working with the prestigious Anton Sadler Company in New York City. His career included working in such extraordinary places as our nation’s White House, The World Trade Center, and Trump Towers, just to name a few. He enjoyed a 40 year career in that industry.

Tino and his first wife Suzanne had two beautiful daughters, Florence and Rosemarie (Casey). The girls grew up in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Tino met his second wife Angela in New York. They were married, then moved to Florida in 2000.

Tino loved the Florida sun. He spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the beach, pool, biking, gardening, and tending to the home he loved so much.

Tino was passionate about politics and history, and he loved to read. He enjoyed dancing and was quite the jokester!

Tino was grandpa to Frankie Rose and Stephen. He was also Da Da Tino to Janine, Ali, and Elizabeth. He was so proud of them all.

Ironically, Tino recently took his grandson Stephen to a baseball game in Miami, and they didn’t sneak in!

T, you did it your way!!

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Inurnment Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

Sabatino "Tino" D'Ambrosio

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Christine (chickie) Wortmann

November 7, 2019

Hi Tino, we will all miss you, your jokes and your silliness. We will miss your broad knowledge of current events. “ I” will miss your presence in my life for over 50 years. But, you have left me a wonderful legacy, your precious Flo. I could never love you more for anything other than leaving her here with me. You could never have done anything greater in your life . I will keep her safely tucked under my wing forever.
Bye Tino, say “hi” to my Herbie. ❤️ You will have all of heaven laughing !!

Emily Ann May

November 5, 2019

Dear Florence, Your Dad was the nephew of my maternal grandmother, Josie Muro Serrapede. Tino and Suzanne brought you and Casey to visit my Grandparents when you were very young. We usually gathered around the table on Christmas Eve. I have many good memories of your Mom, she was so kind hearted to all animals including Grandpa Sam's dog Brownie. Your Dad always wowed us with his work whenever he painted or hung wall paper for my parent's house or my Grandparent's house. Tino was a master craftsman who imbued his work with diligence, sincerity and a drive to make it as perfect or near perfect as possible. I will always be glad to have known him and your Mom as I was growing up. May God comfort your family with many loving memories and the Holy Spirit comfort you in the days ahead.