Philip J. DiNenno

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Philip Joseph DiNenno, 60, of Finksburg, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at home.

Born July 23, 1953, in Darby, Pa., he was the son of the late Philip A. and Theresa P. Collica DiNenno. He was the husband of Linda H. Michaels DiNenno.

He was the chief executive officer of Hughes Associates, a fire protection engineering firm. Throughout his career he provided leadership to the fire protection engineering profession. Early in his career he conceived of and edited "The Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering" through its four editions.

He served in a number of leadership roles in the Society of Fire Protection Engineering, including president. He was awarded the Guise Medal, SFPE's highest honor. He also provided leadership in the National Fire Protection Association within technical committees, as chair of the Standards Council and as a member of the Board of Directors.

NFPA recently awarded him the Lamb Award for his leadership. He was a pioneer in the use of computer fire modeling to understand the growth and effects of fire. He played a significant role in the development of non-ozone depleting fire suppression technologies, working with industry, NFPA, EPA, the World Bank and the United Nations. He received a Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the EPA. He was a member of Saint John's Roman Catholic Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Jessica, Nicholas, Christopher and Maria DiNenno, all of Westminster; sisters Susan DiNenno, of San Francisco, Calif., Barbara DiNenno, of Gloucester, Mass., and Marie Burton, of Milton, Del.; a brother, Steven DiNenno, of Landsdale, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with Monsignor James Farmer officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Branch Cemetery in Westminster.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation, for the development of the new Cancer Center, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or to the Ivymount School for Autism, 11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD 20854.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 20, 2013
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