Obituary of Anthony John DiPalo
Anthony John DiPalo (Tony) passed away at home surrounded by family love on July 2, 2019, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer.
He was born in Queens, NY, on March 6, 1936. He is pre-deceased by his parents Thomas and Edith DiPalo; and sisters Virginia Smith and Elaine Lussier.
Always modest about his accomplishments and career, he was in-fact an expert in Safeguards and Regulations at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as at the NRC’s predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission. Author of numerous technical papers, two math books, and reviewer of scientific papers, he also loved to teach and started his teaching career while still in graduate school. He was an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College and received an award for 45 years of service this past spring. During his 40+ years in civil service, he was drafted to serve on the House Appropriations Committee and in U.S. Customs to work on special projects. After retirement in 2004, he continued to work for the NRC traveling to investigate nuclear power plant safety and compliance.
Family always was first, and he fought bravely to stay with them. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean DiPalo; his daughters Noele Simmons and ChristIna Stroupe; his dear son-in-law Richard Stroupe; and his five cherished grandchildren, Lucia Schrock (Andrew), Chas Simmons, Trey Stroupe, Audrey Stroupe, and Olivia Stroupe.
Memorial gifts may be made to Manhattan College in memory of Tony to the Manhattan College Anthony J. DiPalo ’57 Memorial Scholarship. 4513 Manhattan College Parkway. Memorial Hall Room 100. Riverdale, NY 10471 Attention: Kathy Muskopf. Gifts may also be made online to: manhattan.edu/giving Please identify the Manhattan College Anthony J. DiPalo ’57 Memorial Scholarship.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston VA. A private interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Parole, MD.
A lunch reception following mass will be held at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA. 19661 Belmont Manor Lane Ashburn, VA 20147 Directions provided at the church.