Pio Joseph Decaminada

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May 1, 1937 ~ December 30, 2020

Decaminada, Pio Joseph, age 83, of Englewood Cliffs, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He was a resident of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for the past fifty-five years. Born in Gebo, Wyoming, he moved to Brooklyn, New York with his family at the age of 2. There he met his childhood sweetheart Concetta. They married on April 4, 1959. After receiving his accounting degree at Hunter College, Pio worked as an Accountant for Weineck, Saunders and Co. for over 40 years in New York City. He was an active parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fort Lee where he served as a member of the parish council and usher. He was also Treasurer of the Englewood Cliffs Seniors Club. He was proud of his northern Italian heritage and was a member of Club Trentino. He was passionate about travel, trivia, and the New York Yankees. Most of all, Pio loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He loved to entertain them with his jokes and “true” stories. Pio is survived by his devoted wife Concetta (nee Russo) of 61 years, daughter Katharine Schwab and her husband, Mike, and two grandchildren, Christopher and Maria. He is predeceased by his parents Pio and Ida Decaminada as well as his three older brothers, Frank, Eugene, and Joseph. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services will be private for immediate family only. If interested, close family and friends are welcome to contact Madonna Mausoleum to schedule their own private visitation to pay their respects. A memorial mass and celebration of Pio’s life will take place at a later date when family and friends can celebrate together again safely.

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  1. To Aunt Connie, Kathy, Mike, Chris and Maria – We are so saddened by the loss of Uncle Pio. He loved each of you deeply and we pray that your wonderful memories will carry you through. So many happy memories — Holidays, vacations, pocono house, backyard barbeques, family times around the table. Uncle Pio was always ready to get everyone laughing with one of his jokes — most of the time he couldn't get to the punchline without laughing so hard himself.

    He will be missed. Rest in peace Uncle Pio.

    Maria, George, Michael and Joseph

  2. Sending love and prayerful condolences to Aunt Connie, Kathy, Mike, Christopher and Maria. Uncle Pio will be sorely missed. He was a family favorite at all holiday gatherings and family celebrations withhis humor and playful personality. He was dearly loved by all the family and we will all feel his absence. RIP Dear Uncle.
    Love, Rich, Rose, Anthony, Julia and Vincent Defilippis

  3. We will miss you Uncle Pio. Go NY Yankee’s! Please say hello to my Dad, Uncle Joe and Uncle Frank. With all our live, Eugene, Lori and Noah Decaminada

  4. We are saddened to hear about Uncle Pio’s passing. He will surely be missed.
    Aunt Connie,Kathy,Mike,Christopher and Maria our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    With Love,
    Doreen, Tom Yovino and family

  5. Connie, Kathy, Mike, Maria, and Christopher,

    So sorry that Pio has left all of us, but he is now in heaven with his brothers and parents. He was the biggest tease ever. I am five weeks older than him. We have been friends since we were bother 13 years old and in-laws for 62 years. Every year on my birthday, he would always tell me that I was a full year older than him. Meanwhile, I was only five weeks older than him. Go New York Yankees! I will no longer be calling late at night to talk about Yankee games.

    Love, Genevieve Decaminada

  6. Dear Connie and Kathy, I only now found out that Pio (Pat) has passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss. Pat was my mentor and friend for the years we worked together and thereafter. I regret not staying in touch more often. I prided myself in being his sidekick at Weinick Sanders. We traveled together, got caught in snow storms together, went to the Meadowlands Racetrack a few times (not sure I was supposed to tell you that), and he taught me so much – laying the foundation of my career and future. I would not be the professional I am without him. He had enormous patience with me, always had my back and I would go through hoops of fire for him. He had a great sense of humor which I can still hear to this day. He and I formed the Italian Connection at Weinick Sanders. He was a very special person in all regards – a role model and true friend. I have missed him over the years and always will.
    God bless you and your family, and God bless Pat.
    Michael Spano

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