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Nicholas P. "Nick" Pisano

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    - claude & Barbara Paddock
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    - Gene and Barbara Kish
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    - Dick Wilson
  • "Rest in Peace Nick"
    - an old friend
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    - Barbara Bataille Wodell

LEWES, Del. -- Nicholas "Nick" P. Pisano, 74, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a long battle with leukemia.

Born on July 6, 1940, in Dover, Mr. Pisano was the son of the late Nicholas D. and Clara (Transue) Pisano.

Mr. Pisano served proudly in the United States Marines Corps from 1961 to 1963. Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Pisano attended Trenton State College in Ewing, where he received his bachelor's degree in education. He continued his education at Jersey City State College, graduating with a master's degree in education. Mr. Pisano embarked on a lifelong teaching career with the Sparta Board of Education in Sparta, retiring in 1995.

Mr. Pisano was a very community minded man. He was the head of the Recreation Department for Andover and worked part-time as a special police officer in Sparta. Mr. Pisano also taught CPR for the Newton Memorial Hospital, enjoyed coaching for the football and baseball teams at Sparta High School, and assisted as a counselor for the D.A.R.E Program.

Mr. Pisano retired to Sussex County, Del., 19 years ago, where he loved spending time gardening, fishing and boating in the Delaware waters. He was a member of American Legion Post 17 and a recreational director for Frankford School in Delaware. Mr. Pisano was also a Civil War enthusiast and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pisano was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Mazie Transue, who raised him. He is survived by his beautiful, loving wife of 36 years, Eileen (O'Toole) Pisano; one son, Michael Pisano and his wife, Catherine, of Lakewood, Colo.; two grandchildren, Paul and Luke Pisano, of Lakewood, Colo.; a cousin, Robert Transue and his wife, Judy, of Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Goarcke and her husband, Charlie, of Lewes, Del.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. Friends may also visit on Monday, July 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will follow funeral services at Newton Cemetery, Lawnwood Avenue, Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Pisano's memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Please visit Mr. Pisano's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 25, 2014
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