John Pino

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NORWALK, CONN John Anthony Pino passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes at the age of 98 with family at his side. John was born in the small coal mining town of Tyler, Pennsylvania. He was one of eight children born to immigrant parents. At age five his family moved to New Jersey where he attended public schools. He was the only one of his siblings who attended college. Dr. Pino received a B.S. in agriculture in 1944 and a Ph.D. in zoology in 1951 from Rutgers University; Served in World War II, 1943-1946, captain, Company C, 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Division; Rutgers faculty 1947-1955; Rockefeller Foundation 1955-1983 where he became director, Agricultural Sciences in 1970; Inter-American Development Bank: 1983-1986, science advisor, Agricultural Division; National Academy of Sciences: 1986-1990, senior research fellow-project director; Winrock International: 1990-1995, biological research specialist, Trinational Animal Health Research Project:1995-1996, independent consultant; National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Animal Health, 1968-1972, and 1974-1977; Agricultural Board, 1971-1973; Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources, 1973-1977 and vice chair, 1983-1989; senior fellow, National Research Council, Board on Agriculture 1985-1990; Board of Trustees, International Foundation for Science, 1987-1991; Board of Directors, GRCS-Diversity Magazine, 1992-1996; Independent Consultant, 1990-2000 work related to agricultural research organizations, the conservation and utilization of genetic resources, rural development and ecosystems; United States Presidential Agricultural Task Force to Peru, 1982; leader, Review Team for Seed Research and Training Unit, International Center for Tropical Agriculture; USAID Project Design Team, Indian National Bureau for Plant Genetic Resources; Review of Foundation for Agricultural Development, Dominican Republic; UNDP-FAO Program Evaluation Mission, Guvana; project evaluation, Appropriate Technology Institute, Development of Rural Microenterprises Providing Services to Agricultural Production in the Puebla Region of Mexico; member, Council on Foreign Relations; member American Association for the Advancement of Science; co-editor, volume on Immunity to Blood Parasites of Animals and Man, Plenum Press, 1977; author and co-author of numerous articles and speeches. John is predeceased by his wife, Edith Norman Pino; daughter, Susanne Eugenia Pino Lebrija; son John Norman Pino; and his seven siblings. He is survived by his two sons and their wives Eugene David and his wife Mary pat of Westport, CT; Thomas Michael and his wife Nadine of Sugar Land, TX; nine grandsons and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be private and burial will be held at Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport. At a future date this year a celebration of life will be held when health safety allows. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Norwalk Americares Free Clinic where John was an active volunteer for many years.
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Willowbrook Cemetery
395 Main Street
Westport, Connecticut, United States


Section 4, Walk Way, Grave No. 79B
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