Joseph N. Pagano

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PAGANO JOSEPH NATALE PAGANO "Joe" (Age 54) Joseph died peacefully at his home in Arlington, VA on Thursday, February 11, 2010. He was born November 15, 1955 in Greensburg, PA. At the time of his death, Joe was the digital media project coordinator in the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), where he led the Library''s web site analytics program. Prior to that position, he worked in the Web Services Unit of OSI, in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of Library Services, and in the Congressional Research Service, where he began his library career as a specialist in automation information resources in 1998. Prior to coming to the Library of Congress, he spent seven years at the National Library of Medicine. He had earned a BA in Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, PA) and a Master''s Degree in Library Science from the Catholic University of America in 1991. He leaves his father, Nino; his brother, Thomas and wife, Colleen and their children, Christopher, Olivia and Patrick; his aunt, Carole and uncle, Lee; many other cousins, aunts and uncles, both here in the U.S. and in Italy. Joe was an extensive world traveler and an accomplished photographer. In addition to his immediate family, Joe leaves to mourn his passing many friends and colleagues at the Library of Congress, and his extended family who enjoyed spending leisure time with him. We will miss his smile, his dry wit, and most of all, his presence among those he has left behind. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2010
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