Faustino S. Corripio sadly passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023, in Yonkers, New York. He went away peacefully. Tino, as most of his family and friends called him, was born to Spanish immigrants Edelmira Garcia and Jose Corripio on November 14, 1941, in Havana, Cuba. As a child, he met and became friends with Emelina Castro. The pair grew up together, eventually fell in love and married on May 6, 1962, celebrating 61 years of marriage this year. Together they faced many challenges and left Cuba for Madrid, Spain, in September 1970. They lived in Spain, the land of their parents, for a period of four years before eventually moving and settling in Yonkers, New York in October 1974.
Tino was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, godfather, cousin, and friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him. Although he had many talents as a professional and artist, Tino's greatest legacy is his family. Tino was the loving husband of Emelina and father ("Papi") of Lourdes (Joseph Cabanas), Javier (Enna Escalona) and Lisette. He was the caring grandfather ("Abuelo") of Marc Cabanas, Emely Cabanas, Kevin Corripio, and Karen Corripio. Tino was also a loving godfather and uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Tino was an accountant by education, but worked in banking for a period of 26 years in the New York branch of Banco Union, a Venezuelan bank. He began as a clerk, and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Deputy General Manager, the second highest position in the New York branch. In 2001, with the closure of Banco Union's offices in the United States, Tino entered retirement.
Tino enjoyed doing many things including cooking, painting, calligraphy, organizing events, and telling stories. He was a history buff and had a wonderful sense of humor. His jokes were witty, sarcastic, insightful, and always memorable.
Tino was a faithful and devoted Roman Catholic and had been a parishioner at different times of St. Mary's Church, St. Peter's Church and St. John the Baptist Church in Yonkers. He was educated by the Marist Brothers, and attended Universidad de La Salle, which was run by the Christian Brothers. He was a member of the Juventudes de Accion Catolica Cubana in his youth, and served as President of the organization's exile community briefly after his retirement.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at The Church of the Immaculate Conception / St. Mary's Church, 103 South Broadway, Yonkers, New York, with burial to follow at The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in his name to one of the following:
American Cancer Society
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society