Patrick A. Crocitto, 67, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Staten Island University Hospital North. After graduating New Dorp High School, Pat attended the College of Staten Island and founded and built the college's first radio station, known as WSIA. Pat's voice was the first to be broadcast over the air waves when the signal became live. He remained at the college as a production engineer and hosted a popular daily morning show called "The Crow." He also worked for WNYC in Manhattan, helping build their television studios and WBGO, a jazz station in Newark, NJ. Pat's family owned and operated Crocitto's Lounge on Sand Lane and Crocitto's Pizza on Bay Street in Shore Acres for many years.
Pat was a well known musician on Staten Island. He played the guitar for several Top 40 bands and released a few albums with his Christian Rock band, "Saga". Pat was a devout Christian and followed and studied the philosophy and spirituality of his faith. He was also deeply devoted to Padre Pio.
Patrick A. Crocitto was the loving father of Patrick M. Crocitto , Michael Crocitto and Lauren Martino and cherished grandfather of Patrick, Zack, Anthony and Mikey. He was the dear brother of Raymond Crocitto and Joy Usher. He also remained dear friends with his former wife, Katherine Farrell.
A. Azzara Funeral Home, 183 Sand Lane, Staten Island, NY 10305 has been entrusted with Patrick A. Crocitto's funeral arrangements which include a Memorial Mass at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at 10:30am. Arrangements include private cremation.