In Memory of Filippo Toscano

A personal campaign sponsored by Filippo V. Toscano Memorial

June 22, 2017

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Filippo Vittorio Toscano, 71, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx, New York.

Filippo was born May 6, 1946 in Limina, Province of Messina, Sicily of Italy. At the age of 4, his family emigrated from Italy to live in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he was raised. He graduated from a Technology High School in 1965. He was an excellent swimmer that trained and competed during his late-teens and early-20s at Club de Vélez Sarsfield. He worked as an electronic technician and a radio-and-television repairman during his mid-20s to mid-30s. In 1982, he emigrated with his former wife, Norma Piazza and his first three of four children from Argentina to The Bronx where he worked as a laborer for 14 years. During the latter part of his life, he participated at his local community center and volunteered his time at the senior center, demonstrated how to use computers and provided some instruction on taking photos from a professional’s point of view. He was an avid photographer that enjoyed biking, swimming, and soccer recreationally. He loved watching Formula One racing and Major League Baseball but more specifically, The New York Yankees. He reveled in going to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees play several times per season. Most importantly, he deeply cared and loved his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren. Although he suffered from mental illness, he maintained an active lifestyle. The great memories of Filippo will be cherished in our hearts and souls forever and ever.

He is preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Toscano and Giuseppa (Saglimbeni) Toscano and survived by his brother, Giuseppe (Julia). He is survived by his four children, Cynthia (Daren), Gloria (Daniel), Andrés (Natalia), and Philip (Yesenia), his three grandchildren, Gracie, Derek, and Adrian, and step-grandchildren Mathew and Jennifer.

A service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ralph Giordano Funeral Home, Inc. located at 1727 Crosby Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10461.

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