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Very Rev. Canon John Anthony Pintabone
September 21, 1949 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Very Rev. Canon John Anthony Pintabone, KHS Canon Pintabone, was born in Jersey City, NJ on September 21, 1949, to Lillian McDermott Pintabone and Anthony Pintabone. Canon Pintabone died with a flair for life on September 27, 2023.
He was raised in Hudson County, Union City, NJ, where he attended Holy Family Schools, and first encountered his beloved Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart from Peekskill NY.
He later went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Political Science at Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City and Master of Education, University of Virginia, Master of School Administration, Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ and a Master of Church History, Seton Hall University; he was a PhD. candidate in Church History at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
He was Ordained for the Diocese of Arlington VA, May 12, 1979, and was an assistant to Bishop Thomas Welsh, Bishop of Arlington, VA.
He taught Political Science and Church History at Holy Rosary High School, Union City, NJ, Our Lady of the Valley, Orange, NJ, Bishop Denis O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA. Saint Joseph by the Sea High School, Staten Island, New York.
Canon Pintabone was Pastor of Assumption Church, New Brighton, Staten Island, NY and Saint Stanislaw Kostka Church, Staten Island, NY, also Canon Pintabone was a Canon of the Archdiocese of Lublin, Poland, and the Diocese of Patti, Sicily, Italy. Most recently, Canon Pintabone was a weekend assistant at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River.
“The most rewarding thing I have done in my life was to teach for 21 years in a Catholic School and to have been a product of the golden age of Catholic Schools and Catholicism with the Franciscan Sisters and Jesuit Priest in the 50s and 60s praise be Jesus Christ.”
Surviving is his friend, Christopher Linnell, Forked River.