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SIGNORELLO JOHN SIGNORELLO Considered to be one of Northern Virginia's most effective and revered business men, died Friday, May 25, 2012 in his Leesburg, Virginia home of complications due to heart disease. Mr. Signorello was an innovator in technology sales to both Federal and State government agencies as well as the private sector. Mr. Signorello began his career by founding STMS in the early 1990's with partner, Tim McNamee. Building on the successful operations he built at STMS, Mr. Signorello went on to found IceWEB - another innovator in Cloud computing. Signorello served at the helm of IceWEB since March, 2000 as both CEO and Chairman of the Board. Mostly a self-taught singer-stylist and composer of music, Mr. Signorello also served as a principal in New York City Lights Entertainment, the clearinghouse and publisher of Mr. Signorello's music work. Fans from Northern Virginia to Louisiana and up to New York City have enjoyed the stylings of Signorello and the NYC Lights at such prominent venues as the storied Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and SOB's in the West Village of NYC as well as the much loved Wolf Trapp, Kennedy Center and Blues Alley concert venues, and the ever popular Vintage Virginia Wine Festival. Although he was accomplished in both music and business, John Signorello showed significant athletic ability early on in High School. Signorello became a stand-out in most sports, but most significantly became a co-captain of the Sachem High School Wrestling team. He pursued lacrosse while at Herkimer Community College in upstate New York under Coach Paul Wehrum and subsequently achieved a full sports scholarship to Radford University in Virginia. At the time of his death, Mr. Signorello was the assistant coach of the Tuscarora High School Lacrosse Team in Leesburg and had installed a small lacrosse field at his home so that he could increase both his own children's as well as the teens on his team's knowledge and skill in that sport. This wouldn't be complete without a mention of his initial and most recent preeminent value and love-his family. Above all else, John Signorello was a devoted family man. As one grows so does one's family. Mr. Signorello found, and soon thereafter, married the love of his life, Carolyn Weisskopf in 2001. John and Carolyn"s marriage was of the type typically found in a story book and an excellent example of how love builds and uplifts those around it. True partners in life, they acted together in all ways and means. Following the birth of their first child, Anna Isabella Signorello in 2001, three other such welcome arrivals followed, John Marco in 2004, Luca Kreder in 2006 and Olivia Bleu in 2008. He is also survived by his parents, John Robert and Frances Rose Origlia Signorello, and two sisters, Dinine Marie Signorello and Danielle Frances Stanchi. As partners often do, John and Carolyn engaged in one on-going project throughout the course of their marriage, building a strong and well-rounded family. However, another project loomed as John neared the end of his life. After finding the love of his life, and creating the family of his dreams, John had finally found that one piece of land both he and Carolyn could call "home." The farm they were renovating was a welcoming place for their friends and family and a piece of heaven for Mr. Signorello while he was here on earth. He will be deeply missed. Friends may call on Thursday, May 31, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg, VA, 20175. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 101 Oak Crest Manor Drive, Leesburg. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 258, Marlboro, NJ, 07746. Online at: www.awoccf.org. Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to: Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 258, Marlboro, NJ, 07746. Online at: www.awoccf.org. On line condolences may be sent at: www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com
Published in The Washington Post on May 30, 2012